The Asian Lawyer In Print

The Asia 100

Tom Brennan | December 21, 2015

Chinese law firms continued their remarkable growth spree to capture nearly all the top slots in our rankings. Apparently no one told them that the economy has been slowing down.

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Opening Statements

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Peru's President Ollanta Humala as leaders pose for a group family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines,  Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Pictured from top left, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. front row from left, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Peru's President Ollanta Humala, Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang, U.S. President Barack Obama, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Taiwan envoy Vincent Siew.

Trade Winds

By Tom Brennan |

The new Trans-Pacific trade deal looks like a go. Law firms may want to gear up.

Startups Take Aim at China's Legal Market

By Anna Zhang |

Is the new Uber for Chinese lawyers coming soon?

Hong Kong
Starting the Party for Third-Party Dispute Funding in Hong Kong

By Tom Brennan |

A legal reform subcommittee urges Hong Kong to pass legislation to permit outside funding in arbitration.

Downward-Facing Disputes

By Lisa Shuchman |

India gets ready to take on the global yoga industry with measures to put yoga IP in the public domain.


Michael S. Kim

South Korea
Locking the Gates

By Anna Zhang |

Foreign law firms have been in South Korea for three years, but they still can't practice local law. Will they ever be able to? The answer isn't clear.


Client Confidential

By Tom Brennan |

How to win clients in Asia—and keep them happy.

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