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

  • Davies Ward Wins Big for Female Sprinter Banned for High Testosterone

    By Jennifer Henderson

    Canada’s Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg scored a victory this week for pro bono client Dutee Chand, a female sprinter from India and Olympic hopeful previously banned from competition because of high levels of naturally occurring testosterone.

  • Emerging Markets

    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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People

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