Asian Lawyer

Life After Bingham for Hideyuki Sakai

The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.


  • Emerging Markets

    DLA Piper Opens Second Saudi Arabia Office

    By Jennifer Henderson

    The firm has put down stakes in Jeddah, creating its second outpost in Saudi Arabia, where it already has an office in Riyadh. DLA Piper plans to further expand by opening a third outpost in the Eastern Province by year’s end.

  • Asian Lawyer, Europe

    Trowers & Hamlins Wins First License to Practice in Malaysia

    The U.K. firm has announced it is now a so-called Qualified Foreign Law Firm, allowing it to advise clients on international law from the Southeast Asian country.

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  • Emerging Markets

    From the Experts: Lessons Learned from the Goodyear FCPA Settlement

    By Edward T. Kang and Brian D. Frey

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. underscores the risks of inadequate due diligence in acquisitions, among other issues.

  • Europe

    AbbVie's $1.64B Breakup Fee in Inversion Deal a Business Risk

    By Gina Passarella

    AbbVie's decision to pay a $1.64 billion merger breakup fee to Dublin-based Shire PLC rather than face the sudden tax disadvantages of a corporate inversion was a normal risk assumed by a company's board, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled in denying stockholders access to AbbVie's records on the deal.

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