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?


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  • 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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