Asian Lawyer

Protests Prompt Hong Kong Lawyers to Consider Beijing's Mandates

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks to call for electoral reform, but so far the Chinese government has yet to budge. So what recourse, if any, does the city's legal community have in its own potential disagreements with Beijing?

Firms

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Deals

  • Europe

    Covington Gets Qualcomm Call, Loses Two Litigators

    By Brian Baxter

    Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 16, 2014

    By Anna Zhang

    *Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion
    *Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years
    *Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.

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Disputes

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People

  • Asian Lawyer

    Kirkland Recruits Hong Kong Partner

    By Anna Zhang

    Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.

  • Europe

    Fried Frank Picks Up Tax Duo in New York, London

    By Brian Baxter

    A month after losing its former leader and two other capital markets partners to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wall Street mainstay Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is bringing on two tax partners from King & Spalding and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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