Asian Lawyer

Does Morgan-Stamford Merger Signal New Model for Singapore?

Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore’s lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.


  • Asian Lawyer

    Ernst & Young Launches Korean Law Alliance

    Seoul-based Apex Law is the latest law firm to join the auditor's global legal service network.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Law Firms Expanding in Asia Adopt Strategic CSR

    By Wendy Stimpson and Natalia Olynec

    Corporate social responsibility programs among the international law firms in Singapore originally involved simply writing checks to support local charities, but contributing authors Wendy Stimpson and Natalia Olynec say that's changing.

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  • Emerging Markets, Europe

    Gibson Dunn Partner Suspended for Mishandling Djibouti Case UPDATED

    By Jennifer Henderson

    A British high court judge has reversed an order freezing the assets of Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh after finding that a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner knowingly presented faulty evidence implicating Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack.

  • Europe

    Foley Partner Escapes Supreme Court Sanctions Over a German Client's Brief UPDATED

    By Tony Mauro

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed its disciplinary action against Foley & Lardner partner Howard Shipley over his submission of a jargon-filled petition mainly written by his client, a German business executive and nonlawyer. The court issued this warning to lawyers: Write petitions in plain language.

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