The Asian Lawyer In Print

Myanmar's Moment?

Tom Brennan | July 1, 2014

With its rich natural resources and recent political and economic reforms, Myanmar has become one of Asia's "it" destinations for law firms. But will the widely anticipated boom in foreign investment actually follow?

Opening Statements

Tort Trouble Ahead?

By Anna Zhang |

A barrage of accounting fraud claims against Olympus Corp. may help set off a litigation boom in Japan.

A visitor walks past a design promoting the recently opened China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone in Shanghai.

A Long Way From Liberalization

By Anna Zhang |

Despite the hype, law firms are seeing limited upside so far from the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

The New Nativist Normal

By Anthony Lin |

A rising anti-immigrant tide in Singapore is putting international law firms on edge.


Trading Places

By Tom Brennan |

Some Anglo-American firms have started touting Old Glory over the Union Jack in Asia.