International lawyers working in the Asia's legal industry are well aware of the difficulties facing them. Yet 2014 was a reminder of the continent's ongoing allure for foreign law firms.
19 Dec 2014 | 11:54 |
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has acted opposite Davis Polk & Wardwell as Chinese internet giant Baidu this week announced it was investing in US taxi-booking company Uber.
19 Dec 2014 | 10:33 |
Jones Day has promoted three London lawyers to its global partnership in its New Year partnership round.
19 Dec 2014 | 00:04 |
Clifford Chance (CC) has backed a study proposing a set of new social mobility initiatives for graduate recruitment in the legal profession, including a new university ranking system.
18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 |
Withers has become the latest outfit to enter Australia after sealing an alliance with Ashurst corporate partner and former Asia practice head for Blake Dawson Justin Shmith, and Sydney tax boutique Balazs Lazanas & Welch.
18 Dec 2014 | 10:58 |
McDermott Will & Emery, Sidley Austin and Jenner & Block are leading on Singapore-based agricultural business Olam's $1.3bn (£830m) acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) global cocoa operations.
17 Dec 2014 | 11:23 |
Ashurst has chosen South African based legal outsourcing provider Global BPO to take on some of its support functions from January 2015.
17 Dec 2014 | 00:30 |
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale are acting as lead advisers as Swiss travel group Bravofly Rumbo has announced a binding offer to buy booking site lastminute.com for $120m (£76m).
17 Dec 2014 | 00:07 |
Eversheds and Hill Dickinson have landed appointments to Metro Bank’s lending and securities panel alongside 12 other firms.
16 Dec 2014 | 15:02 |
Kennedys has added its first aviation partners in Asia with the hire of a seven-lawyer team, six of whom are from Clyde & Co and one to take the role of global practice head.
15 Dec 2014 | 16:13 |
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is gearing up to elect its first new managing partner in 16 years, after longserving postholder Neville Eisenberg confirmed that he will not stand for re-election.
15 Dec 2014 | 16:13 |
Proskauer Rose and Shearman & Sterling have taken lead advisory roles as French hotel chain Accor has sealed a deal with China's Huazhu Hotels Group to operate a number of its brands in the PRC.
15 Dec 2014 | 14:54 |
Linklaters and Ropes & Gray have taken the lead roles as buyout house Bain Capital finalised its takeover of Irish building-materials company CRH's UK clay and concrete businesses.
15 Dec 2014 | 12:19 |
Australian firm Henry Davis York was forced to close its offices in Sydney today after an unknown gunman took hostages in a nearby coffee shop.
15 Dec 2014 | 10:44 |
Thomas Cook group general counsel Craig Stoehr has been made chief corporate officer and given oversight for all human resources and strategy divisions at the travel company, following the shock departure of company chief executive Harriet Green.
15 Dec 2014 | 00:31 |