Asian Lawyer

Singapore Law Students to Face Tough Job Market

The city-state has gone from an undersupply of law graduates to an oversupply. Students are advised to consider other career options, as Law Minister K. Shanmugam warns that there may not be enough training contracts to allow all graduates to qualify.

Firms

  • Asian Lawyer

    Stephenson Harwood Shutters Guangzhou Office

    By Anna Zhang

    The U.K. firm has also lost its sole resident lawyer in Beijing, and is currently looking for new lawyers to work from the Chinese capital.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Akin Gets Two Hong Kong Partners in Bingham Raid

    By Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter

    Corporate partner Charles Rogers and restructuring partner Naomi Moore are moving over as part of Akin's en masse recruitment of most of Bingham's London and Frankfurt offices.

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Deals

  • Asian Lawyer

    Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

    By Anna Zhang

    *Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing
    *Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment
    *Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

  • Asian Lawyer

    Latham, Davis Polk on FountainVest's First U.S. Buy

    By Anna Zhang

    The Chinese private equity firm is paying up to $800 million for a controlling stake in auto supplier Key Safety Systems.

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Disputes

  • Europe

    Chadbourne, Boies Square Off as U.S. Guards Iran Secrets

    By Jan Wolfe

    Chadbourne's Abbe Lowell and Lee Wolosky of Boies Schiller are no strangers to sensational cases. Exhibit A: billionaire Victor Restis' defamation lawsuit against United Against Nuclear Iran, which was thrown back into the headlines over the weekend by the government's plea to toss the case.

  • Europe

    The Global Lawyer: Russia's Best Chance to Annul the Yukos Award

    By Michael D. Goldhaber

    Dutch courts like arbitration winners, and the Dutch don't like Russia. But if you're a former superpower staring down the barrel at a $50 billion award, you take your chances and look for your best argument.

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People

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