The Asian Lawyer In Print

The Asia 50: Growth Spurt

Anna Zhang | January 1, 2015

Our annual survey names the biggest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, we found more law firms embracing ambitious expansion plans.

Cover Story

Juan Martinez

Australia
Australia's Last Big Independent Firms Get Squeezed

By Tom Brennan |

In the wake of the Australian law firm merger frenzy of recent years, the few remaining large independents have faced tough competition from the global giants. Now mid-tier firms want a piece of their business, too.

Opening Statements

China
Taming the Beast

By Anna Zhang |

As China cracks down on corruption, international firms with FCPA expertise are gearing up.

Japan
Big Four No More?

By Tom Brennan |

Japan's upstart TMI Associates has been on a global growth spree. And it isn't done yet.

Hong Kong
Out With the Oligarchs?

By Anna Zhang |

A new competition law is creating plenty of work for lawyers. But local moguls needn't panic just yet.

South Korea
A Buyers' Bonanza in Seoul

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.

Columns

Chinese citizens wear black hoods in a performance art campaign to protest the government's mistreatment of fellow lawyer Wang Shengsheng in northern Heilongjiang province. One of the photos uploaded sarcastically reads:

China
The Way Forward

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

A new generation of human rights defenders steps up in China.

Big Deals

By Rebecca Geiger |

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