The Big Four auditor has struck a new association with local firm Lin & Associates.
The Big Four auditor has struck a new association with local firm Lin & Associates.
'Tone from the top' is a critical differentiator for implementing better precautions.
Volatile currency rates can have a big impact on global law firm revenue and partner compensation. Who’s been hit hardest—and how are firms coping?
The relocation of transactions partner Andrew Hutton to Hong Kong leaves behind just one partner whose primary residence is in the firm's city-state office.
Vereins improve their position in the latest iteration of a client-awareness survey.
Firm leaders and observers have various takes on Africa, China, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.
The Anglo-American firm and its former Jakarta-based partner Hermawan Juniarto have separated after three and a half years.
On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.
The Atlanta-based firm faces stiff competition from U.S. rivals such as Morrison & Foerster and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in choosing Japan as its second base in Asia.
Alston & Bird is expanding abroad, opening an office in Beijing and adding three lawyers who handle privacy and data security to its Brussels outpost.
The Magic Circle firm is the latest international firm to arrive in Korea ahead of further liberalization in the country's legal market next year.
We spoke to twenty veteran lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore about their secrets for keeping Asian clients happy. What they told us will surprise you.
Cofounding partner Michael Kim will lead the U.S. litigation boutique's practice in the Korean capital.
The firm’s Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise program involves 80 pro bono projects, 285 Sidley lawyers and 25 countries.
Shearman & Sterling launches in Dubai; Dechert forms an alliance in Saudi Arabia; Ogletree Deakins and Jackson Lewis expand in the U.S.; and litigation boutique Kobre & Kim heads to South Korea.
Fueled by a series of U.K. acquisitions, publicly listed Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has announced a strong set of financials for the last fiscal year, posting significant increases in both revenue and earnings.
Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew and global CEO Elliott Portnoy said market unrest can sometimes be good for business.
China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., may cause law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia.
The new office will be the Big Four corporate firm’s fourth location in Japan.
It's not enough to register a trademark in the normal way. If you want to protect your marks, register them with the country's customs agency.
Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.
Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.
R&T Asia Resources will employ at least 30 lawyers to serve clients during their peak business periods.
Eversheds and Allen & Overy hope to tap a new revenue source as the region's general counsel suffer the same pressures to cut costs as their peers in London and New York.
Korea practice head James Lee has relocated from Los Angeles to lead the three-partner office.
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.
Shardul Shroff's new outfit has replaced the former Amarchand Mangaldas in the global network of independent law firms.
Law firms are merging at the highest rate since the Great Recession, but consultants say there are checks within the legal industry that will prevent consolidation on the scale of other professional service industries.
Haydn Dare, who spent nearly 30 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, is in Jakarta looking for a local tie-up.
Jingtian & Gongcheng is the fifth Chinese firm in the past year and a half to arrive in hopes of capturing more work from mainland clients using Hong Kong to grow their businesses.
Accounting issues at the Australian class-action firm and its most recent deal partner, U.K. insurance claims processor Quindell, have dulled the stock's sheen after eight years of growth since its IPO in 2007.
Fifteen years after opening in the Chinese capital, the firm has chosen to run its China practice from New York and London.
The offshore firm has opened a representative office in the Japanese capital.
The Chicago-based firm plans to use Jingtian & Gongcheng's arrival in Hong Kong to access a long list of Chinese clients.
The London-based firm has partnered with seven-lawyer AsiaLegal in a formal law alliance.
Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.
With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.
A handful of international firms have obtained a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, which allows them to hire Singapore-qualified lawyers and practice some local law. Others say it's not worth the trouble.
As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.
Data from The NLJ 350 shows that lawyer counts at U.S. firms in Asia have soared in the past decade. But is the growth story over?
A 12-lawyer team from the Western Australian corporate boutique will join DLA Piper's current roster of 51 lawyers in Perth on July 1.
Clifford Chance's alliance partner in the city-state has hired former WongPartnership partner Carol Anne Tan to lead the new venture.
The firm has launched its second office in Southeast Asia, adding to a current base in Singapore.
The same law firms that rode a wave of U.S. IPOs by mainland companies last decade are cashing in again as those clients pull stakes and head home to China.
Four Ashurst partners, including three already in Japan and one in Perth, are expected to join the U.S. firm to launch its second office in Asia.
Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.
The U.K. private wealth boutique has hired former Morrison & Foerster tax specialists Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani to lead its newest office in Asia, while former Singapore partner Eric Roose will serve as head of international corporate tax in Asia.
The People's Republic is cracking down tax-wise on foreign companies operating improperly in the country, creating plenty of opportunity.
A month after becoming the first Korean firm to establish a base in the Middle East, Bae, Kim & Lee has landed in the Chinese city to open its fourth overseas office.
Owned by Hong Kong lawyer Steve Ng and Shenzhen lawyer Winston Gao, YangTze Law Firm will operate under U.K. regulations that allow for foreign control of domestic firms.
A Shanghai office is expected to open this fall, and the firm has poached Kirkland & Ellis Asia investigations head Samuel Williamson to lead it.
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.
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.
The American Lawyer is seeking nominations for its annual Global Legal Awards and Litigation Departments of the Year.
A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.
The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.
Employment law compliance is always a challenge, one that doesn't get any easier when you have employees in China.
A feud between co-managing partners and brothers, Shardul and Cyril Shroff, has brought the hundred-year history of India's top law firm to an end.
The litigation funder has hired a Latham & Watkins partner to open its third U.S. office.
The Shanghai-based firm has launched its first office outside of mainland China in search of capital markets deals and outbound M&A work.
Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.
The 160-lawyer employment specialist is relocating London partner Antonia Grant to open its first office outside of the United Kingdom.
A year after earning only a temporary extension of its Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, the New York-based firm has been approved to practice local law for an additional four years.
The new office in Dubai comes after a pledge from the Korean government to fund $4.4 billion worth of construction projects in the region.
The firm has teamed up with Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners as Chinese investments into Italy increase.
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.
The Chicago-based firm is teaming up with China's FenXun Partners to be the first joint operation between law firms in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in a program that was introduced last year.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner will open an office in Seoul. The D.C.-based intellectual property firm follows some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms that have opened in South Korea since 2012.
A breakup of the storied Indian firm appears to be only a matter of time as feuding brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff make lateral hires, promote new partners and lease office space on each other’s home turf.
The Anglo-American firm has hired husband and wife team Tim and Nicky Lester from Allens and plans to open new offices in Sydney and Perth this summer.
The U.K. private client boutique has made an unrivaled push into the region to capitalize on a fast-growing population of high-net-worth individuals in China, Singapore and other top jurisdictions.
Seoul-based Apex Law is the latest law firm to join the auditor's global legal service network.
Corporate social responsibility programs among the international law firms in Singapore originally involved simply writing checks to support local charities, but contributing authors Wendy Stimpson and Natalia Olynec say that's changing.
The Korean firm has relocated Russia practice leader Hwajoon Lee to spearhead the new outpost.
Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore’s lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.
The firm has launched a website that provides information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide.
Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.
RHT Holding Ltd., launched by partners of Singaporean firm, is planning to raise capital to fund growth through mergers and acquisitions in the region.
London partner Kathy Honeywood is relocating in May to take the reins from longtime Asia-based partner Simon Clinton.
The London-based firm will join forces with shipping boutique Legal Solutions to add a local law practice to its city-state office.
The British firm will extend its construction practice to Sydney and Melbourne to capture work in the country's surging infrastructure sector.
On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.
The firm will remain financially independent but has changed its name to better align with its global 'best friend.'
The Stockholm-based firm opened its first Asian office by forming an association with local firm Odebjer Fohlin.
In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.
China's biggest firm by head count, Dacheng is little known in the West.
London-based Trowers is the first to take advantage of changes in the country’s law that had prohibited foreign firms from operating there. But other firms with a much bigger Southeast Asian presence aren’t rushing in behind them.
After deciding last year not to renew its license to practice local law, Herbert Smith Freehills has partnered with the three-lawyer firm to give clients access to Singapore legal advice.
The mid-tier Australian firm has recruited a 15-lawyer team to establish a base in Western Australia.
Single-practice firms and their easy-to-follow business models have enticed Australian investors so far, but there are indications that some generalist corporate firms may want in on the action.
The firm has put in place a new policy that requires each of its more than 5,000 employees in about 25 countries to devote 25 hours per year to community service. The policy is unique because it does not just apply to lawyers, and it will encompass the international offices.
Matthew Bubb and fellow Singapore partner Dominic Gregory are relocating to bolster the firm’s projects and finance practice in Japan.
Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.
The London-based private client boutique is partnering with 70-lawyer KhattarWong.
The firm announced it plans to launch by early spring, after this week receiving a foreign law practice license from city-state regulators.
Challenges of integration and restrictive rules discourage some, but others say more global mergers may be in the cards.
We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.
The Perth-based firm has tapped former Paterson & Dowding partner Framy Anne Brown to lead the new group.
If the media reports are true, the country's biggest and most prominent law firm will split in two as of April 1. So what's that mean for the Indian legal market?
Five days after The American Lawyer broke news of the impending combination between Dentons and Asia's largest firm, the union is now official. Chinese regulators gave the expected green light to the landmark deal between China-based Dacheng Law Offices and Dentons early on Monday Beijing time, clearing the way for the signing ceremony.