Asian Lawyer

The Shroffs Speak

The approach that brothers Shardul and Cyril have taken in launching their new firms shows they learned very different lessons from the breakup of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

Firms

  • Asian Lawyer

    Quinn Emanuel to Launch First Mainland China Office

    By Anna Zhang

    A Shanghai office is expected to open this fall, and the firm has poached Kirkland & Ellis Asia investigations head Samuel Williamson to lead it.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Dewey's Demise Takes Center Stage

    Dewey & LeBoeuf former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.

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Deals

  • Asian Lawyer

    HSF, Ashurst on $1.4B Aussie Mining Deal

    The combination of Independence Group and Sirius Resources would create a copper, gold and nickel miner with a total market capitalization of $2.1 billion and a handful of major projects in Western Australia.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Morgan Lewis on CalPERS's APAC Infrastructure Play

    U.S. pension fund California Public Employees' Retirement System is investing $764 million in an Asia Pacific infrastructure portfolio that will be managed by Australian investment company QIC Ltd.

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Disputes

  • Europe

    Boxer Is Entitled to Purse From Fight in Chechnya, Judge Says

    By Andrew Keshner

    In addition to ordering a German promotional company to pay the remainder of a purse it owed heavyweight Fres Oquendo for a 12-round "surreal" slugfest, the judge blocked the company from promoting any match for his opponent Ruslan Chagaev for 18 months, or until the company schedules a rematch.

  • Emerging Markets, Europe

    Growth Pressures in EMEIA Lead to Risky Business

    By Rebekah Mintzer

    Companies doing business in emerging markets can reap big benefits, but they also face fraud and corruption challenges. It's especially tough in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa regions.

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People

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