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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  • Asian Lawyer

    Three Firms Lead Medibank's $4.8B Australian IPO

    By Tom Brennan

    The Australian government, Medibank's sole shareholder, plans to sell its entire holding in order to raise money for infrastructure investment.

  • 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.

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