Asian Lawyer

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Firms

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Deals

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    Kirkland on China Railway Signal’s $1.8B IPO

    By Anna Zhang

    The traffic-control systems designer will list next month four years after its first attempt at going public was postponed because of a deadly train rash in eastern China that killed 40 people.

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    Davis Polk Leads CICC’s $1B Hong Kong IPO

    By Anna Zhang

    The deal gives shareholders KKR and TPG Capital the chance to exit stakes they’ve held in the Chinese investment bank since 2010.

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Disputes

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    Circuit Rejects Alien Tort Suit Against Ford, IBM

    By Ben Bedell

    An effort to sue Ford Motor and IBM for alleged complicity in South Africa's apartheid regime was dismissed by the Second Circuit Monday, which said said the U.S. parent companies could not be held liable for aiding and abetting their South Africa subsidiaries.

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    A Qualitative Approach to Winning E-Discovery Business in Japan

    By David M. Sannar

    There is no magic to winning business in Japan. It’s all about careful listening, honest explanations, and patiently waiting for the right decision.

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People

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