A sneak peek at 2016 financial results for some of the biggest firms in the United States.
A sneak peek at 2016 financial results for some of the biggest firms in the United States.
Paul Fontanot, the former EY head of Asia Pacific fraud investigations, arrives as the Sydney-based national player becomes the first Australian law firm to have in-house forensic capability.
Linklaters and Paul Weiss landed lead roles on a since aborted $143 billion takeover bid for London-based Unilever plc by Pittsburgh-based Kraft Heinz Foods Co., a megamerger that would have united two of the world’s largest food companies.
Senior partner Penelope Warne said that Asia is likely the combined firm's immediate focus for investment, given the political uncertainty under the Donald Trump presidency.
Hong Kong partner Matthias Schemuth moves over as the Anglo-American firm expands project finance offering in the region.
Weil, Kirkland, Skadden, Davis Polk and Paul Weiss advise as the Japanese technology investor buys the New York-based asset management firm.
The Silicon Valley firm’s second Asian office is run by three former Davis Polk lawyers, including two partners.
The 15th office of China's third largest-grossing firm aims to focus on corporate, finance, restructuring and real estate work.
The eight former Herbert Smith partners left the firm last year to launch an Australia practice for White & Case.
On the same day that Fortress Investment Group announced its $3.3 billion sale to Japan’s SoftBank, a unit of the investment giant partnered with Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham on a U.S. litigation funding finance vehicle worth up to $200 million. The move comes two months after two rival litigation financiers agreed to merge.
What better Valentine's Day gift is there than a long-awaited marriage approval? That's exactly what Eversheds Sutherland and Singapore's Harry Elias Partnership got on Feb. 14, when the Singapore Ministry of Law granted the two firms permission to merge.
Of counsel Rosita Chu, Eli Gao, Yan Zeng and Roger Zhou will follow the footsteps of nine partners who all start at the Philadelphia-based firm on Monday.
Baker McKenzie has hired a disputes partners in Hong Kong.
Eight Australian partners at Herbert Smith Freehills have been named as defendants in a case over their en masse defection to the U.S. firm.
Equity capital markets lawyer Chik Pui Hong moves over as the U.K. firm rebuilds its Hong Kong listing practice following major departures last year.
Former Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Andrew Lee is based in Washington, D.C.
Half of lateral partner hires are failures. To be precise, 47 percent of laterals don’t stay more than 5 full years.
Takata Corp.'s top lawyer in the United States, Eric Laptook, has left his post, weeks after the Tokyo-based automotive safety equipment maker agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Martine Beamon, who was hired to investigate potential FCPA violations, testified Thursday that the company's general counsel rejected her firm's conclusion that the suspicions were "meritless."
The torrent of drastic changes to U.S. immigration law—including a draft proposal of an executive order to restructure and possibly rescind entire worker visa programs—has sent Silicon Valley tech companies into a frenzy, seeking legal help for a multitude of questions.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. chief financial officer Christine Tsingos added a new claim to the company's case against fired general counsel Sanford Wadler in court Tuesday: Wadler allegedly once became openly hostile in a meeting, pounding his fists and yelling at the room.
More than a third of 2016 partner hires in Asia by Global 100 firms were mergers and acquisitions lawyers.
Allen & Overy (A&O) has hired AstraZeneca’s China general counsel (GC) as a partner for its intellectual property (IP) practice in Shanghai.
Half of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's 2016 enforcement actions were brought against companies in the gaming industry. And U.S. Department of Justice efforts in 2016 added greater specifics on the potential benefits of corporate self-disclosure. And want to know how broker-dealers can rely on investment advisers to verify the identity of shared customers? Read on.
Two decades after retailers got blowback for their labor practices abroad, more top lawyers are stepping into business-focused roles and tackling sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.
The Am Law 100 firm has teamed up with Australia's Wotton + Kearney, British firm DAC Beachcroft and Germany's BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr to form the Legalign Global insurance network.
Gregory Puff, who joined the firm in 2012 to launch the Hong Kong office, now runs a food ordering mobile app operator.
Former Ropes & Gray Asia private funds head Geoffrey Chan now leads the practice for the New York firm in Hong Kong.
Michael Wong joins the Philadelphia-based firm from K&L Gates.
We are suspending The Asian Lawyer newsletters on Thursday Jan. 26 and Monday Jan. 30 during Chinese New Year. We will resume publication on Feb. 2.
At least nine partners are poised to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Once the mass move is complete, up to 40 lawyers and staff could head to the Philadelphia-based Am Law 100 firm, which has been busy in recent months bolstering its operations in Asia.
King & Wood Mallesons management told clients this week that the collapse of its legacy SJ Berwin business in the U.K. and Europe was the result of poor leadership and a lack of consensus among European partners, and described how the firm plans to rebuild its operations across the region.
David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business.
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has confirmed the names of 17 partners who have agreed to stay on with the firm in the wake of the administration of its European, UK and Middle East (EUME) business. Seven partners will stay on to maintain a London presence for the firm, as will as a three-partner team in Frankfurt.
Former Clifford Chance counsel Paula Liu is now a partner at the Chicago-based firm.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. on a $1.3 billion acquisition of Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd.'s power tools manufacturing unit.
Former WilmerHale Beijing office co-head Robert Woll joins to advise on fund formation.
Davis Polk, Hogan Lovells, Freshfields and Linklaters are among the contestants for the awards that will be announced on February 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Kuala Lumpur will be the firm's center of Islamic finance practice.
Oil prices plummeted and companies and lawyers in the Middle East have had to adjust.
Slaughter and May is advising Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on a $2.6 billion offer to privatize Chinese department store operator Intime Retail Group Co. Ltd.
Sullivan & Cromwell has relocated Jamieson Logie, the former head of projects for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from London to Hong Kong to head up the practice for Asia.
Stephenson Harwood has hired former Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Hong Kong partner Jane Ng.
State-owned CITIC teamed up with The Carlyle Group to help open 1,500 more restaurants in Hong Kong and the mainland.
Africa remains a challenging market, but Japanese companies see growing opportunity there. So do their lawyers.
Reed Smith, Mishcon de Reya and Simmons & Simmons are all set to boost their London offices with partner hires from King & Wood Mallesons’ stricken European business.
Nathan Bush has joined DLA Piper as Asia head of antitrust and Asia head of investigations after leaving O'Melveny & Myers, where he spent the past 16 years.
International usage can lead to problems through data collection, disclosure and more.
Chinese firm Haiwen & Partners is planning to open a Hong Kong office—a move that comes nearly a year after the firm launched in the neighboring city of Shenzhen.
Li Xiaoming is the latest Chinese lawyer to move from an international firm to a domestic firm.
King & Wood Mallesons has hired two corporate partners from top rival JunHe in Beijing.
As the U.S. talks of walls, China is building bridges in North America's backyard.
Masakazu Iwakura joins as the firm tries to build up corporate M&A capability.
A five-partner team departs for rival Rajah & Tann while Baker McKenzie Singapore cofounding partner Edmund Leow joins the firm as tax head.
Carl Harrap, currently a principal at the global law firm’s relationship IP firm, allegedly groped a female jogger in Sydney before being arrested by police.
Former Asia managing partner Rocky Lee has joined King & Wood Mallesons while former Hong Kong partner Stephen Chan arrives at Dechert.
The Appellate Division found "insufficient evidence presented to pierce the corporate veil and impute Dishman USA's New Jersey contacts to" Dishman Pharmaceuticals, which is based in India.
Securities regulators accused a Newport Beach, California, lawyer of fueling a luxury lifestyle through a scheme that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from investors in China who wanted to speed up their immigration to the United States.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara warns law firms: "You are and will be targets of cyber hacking, because you have information valuable to would-be criminals."
King & Wood Mallesons China is in discussions to acquire a team of more than 10 London dispute resolution lawyers, as it bids to retain a small outpost in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, staffed with lawyers from the rapidly disintegrating legacy SJ Berwin business.
With all single-firm acquisitions of the business off the table, it is every person for himself or herself, prompting a scramble of partner exits.
The firm is expected to file for pre-pack administration in January, with numerous partners and teams being acquired by rival firms ahead of this move.
King & Wood Mallesons' China arm is in talks to take on large teams of lawyers from the firm’s Dubai, Germany, Italy and Spain offices as well as City corporate and litigation teams, with the news coming as former partners have been emailed about potential liabilities they may face relating to the firm’s pending January tax bill.
Rather than being a self-serving lobby or guild, the International Bar Association has become a progressive voice for the profession. Few today think the "A" in ABA stands for admirable. But the "I" in IBA could plausibly stand for inspiring.
The collapse of King & Woods Mallesons Europe shows that the central problem afflicting most troubled law firms remains the same.
Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has disapproved several high profile Chinese investments recently; meanwhile suspicion of Chinese companies' motives and the influence they might have in the U.S. economy grow among members of Congress. What will Chinese investments into the U.S. look like next year under the Trump presidency?
HSBC has completed a global panel review, with US firm Davis Polk & Wardwell winning a place on the roster.
This is the last Asian Lawyer newsletter in 2016. We are taking a two-week break and will be back on Thursday Jan. 5.
President-elect Donald Trump once called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act a "horrible law." Will the U.S. continue to play the role of global corporate corruption cop?
AB Inbev is selling brands that include Czech market leader Pilsner Urquell to get clearance from competition regulators after its takeover of rival SABMiller.
Andrew Payne joins from distressed asset investor Clearwater Capital Partners, where he was an in-house lawyer.
Stephen Kon, a former senior partner for King & Wood Mallesons' Europe and Middle East arm, has resigned from the firm. The antitrust lawyer, who joined legacy firm SJ Berwin in 1982, helped oversee its combination with KWM in 2013. In September, Kon left his leadership role at the combined firm in anticipation of his retirement.
Chen Bi and Chris Carr join the firm in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively.
Dentons is no longer talking to King & Wood Mallesons’ European management about a potential deal to take over its distressed European and Middle East business.
Former Shearman & Sterling counsel Wayne Lee relocates from Hong Kong and is now a partner.
Winston & Strawn is the latest firm to express interest in parts of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) European business.
When Chinese-Australian giant KWM joined forces with the U.K.'s SJ Berwin, the firm was hailed as a global pioneer. Just three years later, the verein's European arm is on the brink of collapse.
The turmoil in the European arm of King & Wood Mallesons has not affected the firm’s operations in Asia, where some consider it one of the best and most internationalized firms in China.
The situation at King & Wood Mallesons is coming to a head. Sources at the firm say that its beleaguered European arm is heading for a pre-packaged administration, the U.K. equivalent of bankruptcy, with negotiations already at an advanced stage. An announcement should occur in the second half of next week.
China's top court has ruled that former NBA star Michael Jordan owns the trademark rights to his name in Chinese characters.
Dentons formally completed its tie-up with Australia's Gadens on Monday—more than a year after partners first approved the deal.
Linklaters served as adviser to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. on its long-awaited launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, a program that allows Hong Kong and overseas investors to trade securities listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and permits Chinese investors to trade Hong Kong-listed securities.
Former senator and Alston & Bird special counsel Bob Dole told The Wall Street Journal that he and his firm helped to arrange the president-elect's taboo-breaking telephone call on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. "It's fair to say that we may have had some influence," Dole told the paper.
Former Shanghai partner Simon Poh arrives at K&L Gates along with M&A lawyer Amigo Xie.
Why King & Wood Mallesons is bad news for verein advocates.
U.K. firm Clyde & Co's China joint venture firm has hired a second Chinese law partner focusing on corporate and media and entertainment matters.
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has made up five partners in Australia following the departure of a 10-partner team to White & Case earlier this year.
China's Zhong Lun Law Firm has added two partners in Shanghai.
Singapore has appointed law firm Allen & Gledhill chairman and senior partner Lucien Wong as the next attorney general.
Latham & Watkins and Baker & McKenzie are among the biggest winners of the third annual Emerging Markets Awards, which were announced on Nov. 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.
The Chinese online travel agency is buying the U.K. competitor to boost global offering.
Simpson Thacher and Japan's Big Four firms advise on a rare multibillion-dollar private equity deal in the country as the U.S. buyout firm buys auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp.
King & Wood Mallesons' (KWM) European recapitalisation plan has failed, with insufficient partners committing to the deal, it has been announced.
Watching events unfold at King & Wood Mallesons’ European arm over the past few months has felt like watching a car crash in slow motion.
Partners would receive a single profit payment each year, instead of the current quarterly system. A vote is scheduled for next month.
Whether it's Myanmar, Mongolia or Wyoming, global clients in remote locations make for unique outposts for some Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms.
A leading expert in partnership law has dismissed the possibility of partners at King & Wood Mallesons’ European arm having to repay two years’ worth of profits if they refuse the offer of a financial bailout from the firm’s Chinese partnership.
European partners at King & Wood Mallesons could have two years of profits clawed back if they choose to reject a rescue deal offered by the firm’s Asian arm.
At a time when the Asia market becomes increasing challenging for global firms, some firms are choosing to retreat, but Baker & McKenzie's new Asia Pacific chair Gary Seib said his firm is more committed than ever.
Baker & McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson is leading a firm known for cross-border dealmaking as protectionist rhetoric threatens to scuttle international cooperation and trade.
When the U.S. International Trade Commission waded into a legal issue it hadn’t touched in almost 40 years--how to handle allegations of price-fixing--a Covington & Burling team rose to the challenge
Partner John Chrisman previously led Dorsey's Hong Kong office and the firm's India practice.
At a time of political upheaval and uncertainty over the future of civil rights in this country, William Lee, a longtime partner and former co-leader at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, has a chilling story to tell.
A subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ran a nepotism program on a grand scale in China, Justice Department officials said Thursday, as the bank agreed to pay $264.4 million to settle allegations it hired the sons and daughters of government officials to bribe its way to investment deals.
India is moving forward on establishing legal protection for good samaritans in traffic accidents, thanks in part to assistance from the U.S. law firm Dechert.
State Administration for Industry and Commerce headed down its largest antitrust fine to the Swedish packaging giant, ending a nearly four-year-long probe.
Paul Hastings is advising Samsung Electronics on an $8 billion acquisition of U.S. automotive technology company Harman International Industries Inc.
The London-based firm combines with 12-partner boutique JS Partners under a Swiss verein structure.
Nomination deadline is December 9, 2016.
Law firms with large transactional and trade practices in Asia are waiting to see how many of President-elect Donald Trump's promises become reality.
At a meeting in London last week, King & Wood Mallesons' European and Middle Eastern partners were told that the firm's Asian offices are willing to offer financial assistance to the troubled European partnership, conditional on a lock-in and a capital raising of 14 million pounds sterling.
Law firms with large transactional and trade practices in Asia are waiting to see how many of President-elect Donald Trump's promises become reality.
The hunt for a successor to Stuart Fuller, who will return to practice in Sydney, begins as European partners prepare for a key meeting on firm's finances.
Linklaters and Freshfields are among a raft of major law firms raising concerns that proposed changes to Hong Kong Stock Exchange regulations will lead to a reduction in the number of listings taking place.
A look at how the integrated courtroom and related technologies have evolved in the city-nation.
A look at how the integrated courtroom and related technologies have evolved in the city-nation.
China passed a controversial internet security law on Monday despite strong opposition from foreign companies.
Clifford Chance is hiring a new corporate partner in Hong Kong in a bid to enhance its offering to local clients.
Reed Smith and Paul Hastings are lead counsel on a $1 billion deal that will result in Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. acquiring the U.S. television studio Dick Clark Productions Inc.
King & Wood Mallesons' new European management team is holding discussions with the firm’s Chinese leadership to work out a way forward for its European arm, which is under pressure following a series of high profile partner exits.
PwC has hired former Clifford Chance partners Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons for its fast-growing Australian legal arm.
Hogan Lovells has expanded its Australian offering by hiring longtime Clayton Utz partner Matthew Johnson.
Nishimura & Asahi will be the first among Japan's Big Four law firms to open an office in Dubai.
Hong Kong’s law reform commission called for legalizing arbitration finance on Oct. 12. If the past is any guide, Singapore’s law ministry, which reviewed guidelines for third-party funding this summer, will swiftly make a matching move.
Simmons & Simmons has formed a joint venture with the Singapore firm JWS Asia Law—a move that will allow the U.K. firm to offer local legal advice.
Martin Gusy and Matthew Weldon joined K&L Gates in New York, the firm announced Monday. Gusy had chaired the international arbitration group at Cozen O’Connor.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Hong Kong partner Jeffrey Maddox will rejoin Jones Day following Cadwalader's decision to shutter its Asian offices, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Duane Morris has opened an office in Taipei, Taiwan, the firm announced Monday, further expanding its on-the-ground presence in Asia.
The firm confirmed the resignation of U.K. investments funds head Michael Halford, private equity partner Jonathan Pittal and corporate partner Andrew Wingfield. Former managing partner Rob Day has also indicated his intention to resign from the beleaguered firm, which has seen a spate of exits over the last 18 months
New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea are among the best places to do business in the world, according to the World Bank’s most recent annual study of local business laws and regulations around the globe.
Already a regional power in public international law, Foley Hoag has launched a United Nations practice group, thought to be the first of its kind at an Am Law 200 firm.
In case after case, the bogeymen of arbitration are going up in smoke, The Global Lawyer writes. But do critics rejoice when bad things happen to bad companies? No. Rather than celebrate good arbitral judgment, they insist the system remains broken.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges is advising Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. on a $6.5 billion investment in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. — a move that will give HNA a 25 percent stake in the U.S.-based hotel empire.
Hogan Lovells’ launch of a joint operation with China’s Fidelity Law Firm earlier this month again highlighted the need among international firms to have Chinese law capability.
Global 100 data, which provides financial and headcount information on the world’s largest law firms, shows clear tradeoffs to global networks. International firms are less efficient revenue generators than their domestic peers. They are also significantly less profitable.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are advising on the privatization of Chinese travel site Qunar Cayman Islands, which is valued at $4.4 billion.
Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has taken legal action against its former Chennai office head over allegations relating to confidentiality and noncompete clauses.
U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired a Hong Kong partner from Goodwin Procter.
The four-lawyer office in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will be led by partner and Southeast Asia practice head Zunu Lee.
The firm's European arm has laid out plans to pay all outstanding profit distributions owed to partners for the 2014-15 financial year by May 2017.
The Melbourne office of Dentons' Australia merger partner Gadens plans to break away from the combined firm, with the tie-up still awaiting formal completion almost one year after partners approved the deal.
Project finance partner Joseph Bevash will lead the Seoul office as managing partner, with partner Sungjin Kang and counsel Helena Kim both relocating from Hong Kong.
The Chinese logistics company is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange in an offering that could raise as much as $1.5 billion.
Singapore has fallen behind other Asian countries in developing and enforcing regulations that prevent illicit trades, a new report showed.
Energy company acquisitions dominated the billion-dollar transactional tables last week and a big deal announced over the weekend—one specifically structured to avoid Western sanctions—has yielded roles for a half-dozen firms from the U.K. and India.
Linklaters has relocated London partner Patrick Sheil to Hong Kong to boost its U.S. capital markets offering in Asia.
Much has been written regarding the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in China, but relatively little consideration is given to the treatment in U.S. courts of awards entered by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), or to the enforcement of CIETAC arbitration agreements.
Hogan Lovells has formed a formal association with China’s Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, making it the third international law firm to take advantage of a special pilot program that enables foreign firms to incorporate Chinese legal advice in its offering.
A group of Slater and Gordon shareholders have launched a class action against the Australian personal injury law firm following a catastrophic U.K. acquisition that led to its share price crashing 95 percent in less than a year.
Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms receiving most nominations. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.
Leaving as part of a three-strong disputes team, Friven Yeoh is the second office managing partner to depart O'Melveny in Asia this year.
Serving on international ADR panels is nice work if you can get it. But those selected as arbitrators are almost always men, predominantly white and disproportionately from wealthy nations.
'Australians take no prisoners': Partners react to the new leadership choice.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are advising on Avolon's $10 billion purchase of CIT Group's aircraft leasing business.
Clifford Chance is advising Asian buyout firm MBK Partners Inc. alongside TPG Capital on a $1.2 billion acquisition of the telecommunications business of Hong Kong conglomerate The Wharf Ltd.—one of the largest telecom deals in Hong Kong in recent years.
Ashurst has confirmed that Singapore restructuring partner Joel Hogarth is the latest to resign from the firm’s partnership.
Asia has become a tough market for law firms, but Cadwalader’s decision to close its Asian offices took many by surprise.
Australia’s Minter Ellison has launched a nonlegal consulting practice focusing on board and executive remuneration with the hire of a team from Willis Towers Watson.
Shearman & Sterling and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have taken the lead roles as Japanese insurance firm Sompo acquires New York-listed insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings for $6.3 billion.
When a Chinese company escaped a U.S. price-fixing judgment on the grounds of international comity, some were outraged. But changes in China's antitrust laws mean that such a victory is unlikely to be repeated.
U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired an aviation finance partner in Singapore.
A pair of district court rulings reinforce plaintiffs lawyers' ability to sue foreign companies over claims that they fixed prices, even when the transactions at issue took place overseas.
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay $20 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges of bribing Chinese doctors and officials in order to boost sales.
American law firms continue to spread all over the world, but some markets are more appealing than others. A look at the hot spots (and the not-so-hot spots).
Volkswagen’s legal troubles have extended to Australia, where the country’s competition regulator has filed a lawsuit against the German automaker over the company’s emissions scandal.
EY Law's Singapore firm DA Partners shut down just months after the firm gained a license to practice international law in the country.
In what Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has called an attempt to refocus on its core clients, the Wall Street firm confirmed Thursday its withdrawal from bases in Beijing and Hong Kong. Fried Frank and Chadbourne & Parke have made similar moves within the past 15 months.
International brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay $6 million to settle claims that its joint venture in India used third-party promoters to bribe government officials, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced.
Former Skadden counsel Adam Cheng is the latest senior lawyers to depart from the U.S. firm's Hong Kong office.
KWM has added an equity capital markets partner to its Hong Kong office in a bid to enhance the "one-stop-shop" service for clients seeking to list on the city's stock exchange
International firm leaders are adjusting expectations and taking a more nuanced approach to global expansion.
American law firms have established themselves all over the globe, but some markets are more vibrant than others, our data shows.
Sports and culture have become typical devices for lawyers to endear themselves to clients. But what about the globe-trotting lawyer whose social interactions with clients center mainly around food? Sometimes, unfamiliar food.
Top-grossing law firms saw slow and steady growth over the past year, with revenues and profits increasing. But challenges abound.
Provo, Utah-based cosmetic maker Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. has agreed to pay $765,688 to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into a questionable charity donation the company made in China in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm are among the biggest winners. Leading Chinese civil and commercial law scholar Jiang Ping received this year's outstanding achievement award.
In an unsatisfying decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday let a Chinese vitamin C maker off the hook for price fixing.
Chinese vitamin C sellers are off the hook for violating U.S. antitrust law because they were compelled by the Chinese government to set prices and reduce quantities for the vitamin.
Kathryn Snager has advised on China-related joint venture disputes while at Clifford Chance.
In a rare move, a Chinese law firm has opened an office in the Silicon Valley. The IP boutique hired from Samsung's legal department to start the new office.
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced its second legal services center opening in a month, with the launch of a dedicated new base in Melbourne.
Ashurst Singapore managing partner Shaun Lascelles has become the sixth partner departure to emerge since last night, as exits mount at the embattled U.K. firm.
Ashurst has seen the departure of four more partners, including London banking heavyweight Nigel Ward and former Hong Kong managing partner Lina Lee.
Chicago-based Vedder Price has opened its first Asian office in Singapore, banking on the growth of aircraft finance work.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are lead advisers for HP Inc.’s $1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s printer business.
Latham & Watkins has added a disputes practice to its Shanghai office with the hire of an investigations partner.
How will the 10-partner team from Herbert Smith Freehills help White & Case launch in Australia?
The China 35, our annual financial survey of the highest-grossing Chinese law firms, finds more firms breaking the $200 million mark.
A sham. A disaster. A disgrace. That’s how opponents describe the legal process for resolving disputes under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sullivan & Cromwell is advising State Grid Corp. of China on a $1.8 billion deal that will see the Chinese power company acquire a minority stake in Brazilian utility company CPFL Energia S.A.
Dentons has completed a restructuring of its China arm that includes the creation of a 17-member regional board.
The U.K. firm saw a second finance partner departure from the office within a month as former O'Melveny partner Bertie Mehigan left for the local boutique.
Alex Wang, Mitch Dudek, Edward Hsu, Todd Liao and Cindy Pan move over with a 23-lawyer team.
Qantm's $110 million IPO combines Freehills Patent Attorneys and Davies Collison Cave.
The global legal giant has opened two new offices in Melbourne and Sydney after taking on a 10-partner team from Herbert Smith Freehills in Asia.
The global legal giant has extended its lower-cost support offering to Shanghai, its seventh office worldwide.
AstraZeneca agreed Tuesday to pay $5.5 million in penalties and interest to settle claims that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act through improper payments to health care providers in China and Russia.
Cath Evans, a former CEO of Slater & Gordon’s British arm, has resigned from the publicly traded Australian firm as it prepares to close four offices amid mounting financial troubles.
Debevoise & Plimpton has relocated a second New York partner to its newly launched Tokyo office.
The global legal giant is advising the island nation on tax and financial laws in other jurisdictions.
Everyone thought that the U.S. indicted Chinese hackers merely for show. Everyone was wrong, writes The Global Lawyer.
The U.S.'s failure to ratify the TPP could result in a setback for international trade in Asia Pacific region. But even if ultimately unsuccessful, the TPP will still have a legacy in the region, lawyers say.
The Australian firm has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.
Clifford Chance and Davis Polk & Wardwell took lead roles on China Life Insurance Co. and GIC Private Ltd.'s $1.4 billion joint investment in Chinese developer Joy City Property Ltd.
Patrick Sherrington, managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ operations in the Asia Pacific region, is busy with many things in his backyard: getting an alliance in China, beefing up in Australia and recovering from a recent loss of a renowned finance team in Singapore.
Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, has announced that it expects losses of more than $760 million (A$1 billion) for its 2015-16 fiscal year.
Allen & Overy is relocating London capital markets partner Stephen Miller to Hong Kong to lead its Asia capital markets practice.
King & Wood Mallesons has become the latest international firm in Australia to introduce a recruitment tool that is designed to improve diversity in hiring.
China’s Jun He has recruited two new partners in its Beijing and Shanghai offices.
The decision removes uncertainty over the takeover of the world’s largest pesticides maker. Some U.S. lawmakers and groups representing farmers had expressed fears over a Chinese state-owned company being in a position to influence the U.S. food supply.
"People will continue to litigate in London," says practice leader Deborah Finkler.
Latham & Watkins, Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons were advisors on Everbright Securities’ $1.03 billion Hong Kong initial public offering.
Despite uncertainty in key international markets, the firm saw an 8 percent revenue rise in 2015-16, as profits per equity partner surged 13 percent.
OPINION: The candidate could potentially use the act to advance his national security plan.
In his six years at the helm, Eduardo Leite has presided over the firm’s fastest growth in its 67-year history
In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte write: As China's political and economic impact continues to grow around the world, U.S. regulators have been forced to grapple with how to protect U.S. interests in a system sprung from a very different government ideology. This clash has played out in the antitrust context in the drafting, implementation and subsequent reaction to China's Anti-Monopoly Law.
The firm has confirmed that its three-year alliance with Jakarta-based Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah will soon end.
Gautham Srinivas joins the firm from Krishnamurthy & Co.
White & Case has closed its office in Almaty, leaving it with one base in Kazakhstan. The two lawyers in the Almaty office have relocated to the firm's base in Astana following the closure at the end of June.
Mayer Brown has hired Ashurst finance partner Doo-Soon Choi in Hong Kong.
Charles Allen most recently led the Hong Kong commercial litigation team for Sidley Austin.
King & Wood Mallesons has held off on paying out profit distributions to its partners once again, following a recent vote to recapitalize the firm, which has its operations predominantly in Asia and Europe.
The deal is expected to be completed in January 2017, with the merged Bangkok office operating under the new name Chandler MHM Ltd.
Lawyers across Pakistan protested on Tuesday against the violent attacks that occurred in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday that killed more than 70 people—mostly lawyers.
The firm has opened a representative office in the city-state with an association with a local firm.
The attack on a hospital on Monday is only the latest to target lawyers in Pakistan.
For the second time this summer, a British football club has been sold to Chinese investors. King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is advising on the most recent deal: the sale of West Bromwich Albion Football Club to the Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai Sports Development.
A look at the large law firms behind the week's most notable deals, such as the mattress maker behind Sleepy's on its sale to a South African firm; two Elon Musk-backed companies combining forces; and Uber's China exit.
Recent studies have shown some promising win rates for international companies' China patent litigation. But problems remain.
We will honor top deals and leading lawyers in Southeast Asia and India.
King & Wood Mallesons is taking steps to rebuild its Paris corporate practice, having hired senior associate Guilain Hippolyte from White & Case, The Am Law Daily has learned.
DLA Piper's former Turkish arm, Yuksel Karkın Kucuk (YKK), was raided by the police, and lawyers were taken into custody in the aftermath of the failed coup in Turkey, according to local press reports.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is advising Chinese ride-hailing app developer Didi Chuxing on the acquisition of Uber Technologies Inc.’s China business that will increase Didi’s valuation to $35 billion. Uber announced Monday it was surrendering to Didi in China’s highly competitive ride-sharing market.
The three-lawyer office is led by partner Eric Yang, who last year led a team defecting from rival Yulchon’s Southeast Asian practice.
Fosun Pharma’s acquisition of Gland Pharma is the largest acquisition of an Indian company by a Chinese buyer.
For our annual awards’ 10-year anniversary, we have selected 59 categories of top matters and leading firms and lawyers for their work done in and out of China. Winners will be announced on Sept. 21 at the Park Hyatt in Beijing.
The Chinese government said it will legalize online car-hailing applications such as Uber and its domestic rival Didi Chuxing.
A recent TrustLaw survey found significant growth in pro bono effort from lawyers based in China.
LeEco, the "Netflix of China," is buying California-based television manufacturer Vizio.
The lawyers are coming from four local firms in the city.
Squire Patton Boggs has hired a disputes partner in Tokyo. Scott Warren will lead the firm's Asia cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures practice from the Japanese capital.
At first glance, the complaint looks like your average drunk driving negligence suit. Except defense contracting giant AECOM argues Afghan law should apply.
The U.S. Kleptocracy Initiative says "f--- you" to kleptocrats. What about their lawyers?
They are now focusing on acquisitions that their Asian clients are making in Europe and the U.S.
The additions show Jones Day's focus on infrastructure and energy in Asia Pacific.
Freshfields is co-counsel advising the Japanese company while Slaughter and May and Davis Polk are representing ARM.
Resource Law is headed by Mohan Subbaraman, who formerly led Ince & Co's alliance firm in the city state.
G.V. Anand Bhushan and Sidhartha Barua join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, respectively.
A new database from Stanford Law School offers unique insight on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements.
Haiwen and King & Wood Mallesons were Chinese counsel to what has been the world's largest IPO in two years.
As U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams decides to end its joint law venture with a local law firm, lawyers and market observers weigh in to ponder if more will follow suit.
Mumbai-based AZB & Partners and Crawford Bayley & Co are local counsel to the Indian conglomerate Nirma's latest acquisition.
Foreign lawyers are barred from practicing Chinese law, and there is more discouraging international law firms from doing pro bono work or helping Chinese pro bono lawyers in the country.
By scoring roles on the record breaking $46 billion ChemChina-Syngenta acquisition, the two firms have displaced last year’s leaders Freshfields, Linklaters and Skadden.
Paul Reichler has been dubbed Mr. World Court for his dominance at the seat of public international law. But in the past week Mr. World Court became Mr. Arbitration. It was a great week for public health and maritime borders. And a terrible week for international bullies.
With India's legal market inching closer to liberalization, the subcontinent could provide a shot of cross-border transactional work to global firms reeling from Brexit and an economic slowdown in China.
All winners will be honored at the Global Legal Awards dinner on Sept. 26, 2016, at Gotham Hall in New York City, where we will also reveal the four grand prizes.
Former Davis Polk counsel Alex Tao joins the Magic Circle firm’s capital markets practice following the recent exits of partners Vivian Yiu and David Kuo.
The Anglo-German firm has tied up with local boutique HM Chan & Co in the Chinese territory.
The Anglo-Australian firm is making the first external partner hire nearly a year after the three-partner exodus to King & Spalding.
Private equity house CVC has offered $1.1 billion for Kuala Lumpur-based Nirvana Asia, the largest integrated funeral and bereavement care provider in Asia.
The Society of Indian Law Firms has voiced opposition to the government’s draft plans for opening up the Indian legal market to foreign firms, published last week.
Allen & Overy’s China IP head Benjamin Bai is leaving the firm to join China’s Ant Financial as vice-president and chief IP counsel.
King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.
The number of female lawyers in Japan has been growing steadily for the past 25 years, accounting for just above 18 percent of the country’s lawyer population. The challenge now is how they can advance their careers more.
Results were based on brand awareness interviews of 630 senior in-house lawyers conducted by London-based market research firm Acritas.
The law could require ‘operators of key information infrastructure’ to maintain personal information collected and produced within China.
A deal between DLA Piper and Kabul's Kakar Advocates is said to be a first for the region.
The world’s largest law firm by headcount is accused of dumping an alleged police brutality victim client, then taking on the police as a client in the same case.
The status of U.K. firms operating in South Korea could be at risk as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
France’s Gide Loyrette Nouel will close its office in Hong Kong and launch a "best friends" relationship with local firm Howse Williams Bowers.
Paul Hastings and Sullivan & Cromwell played lead roles in a $1.6 billion deal that saw China's Ping An Insurance Group buy a 47.7 percent stake in Chinese automobile website Autohome Inc. from Melbourne-based Telstra Corp. Ltd.
Its growth strategy raises eyebrows, but no one denies the firm's bold and risky vision.
Dechert, Arnold & Porter and Paul Hastings lead the pack in non-U.S. pro bono.
While Brexit may end up casting a shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.
Fangda Partners, a large China-based law firm headquartered in Shanghai with a strong intellectual property disputes practice, is representing Apple in its fight to reverse a recent ruling that threatens to ban sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing.
As volatility continues across markets in Asia, law firm partners in the region are bracing themselves for the full impact of Brexit on their business.
Clifford Chance senior partner Malcom Sweeting and others weigh in as Brexit sends shock waves to global stock and foreign exchange markets.
A slowing Chinese economy has promoted international firms in Asia’s financial capital to reassess their capital markets practices: Some opt to cut fees while others turn to small ticket deals.
In her Distress Mergers and Acquisitions column, Corinne Ball of Jones Day writes: Defaults on onshore and offshore obligations by companies in Greater China, as well as other Emerging Markets, have been increasing. Restructuring of this debt via a scheme of arrangement in tandem with a U.S. bankruptcy case may present an effective restructuring mechanism for Emerging Market enterprises.
Foreign Companies based in China face a host of social and legal challenges in discovery and corporate governance.
The Shenzhen-based technology company is leading a consortium to buy an 84.3 percent stake in game developer Supercell from Japan’s SoftBank and the game maker’s employees. The deal, Tencent’s largest-ever acquisition, values Supercell at $10.2 billion.
The Chinese ecommerce company will take over the Chinese online business Yihaodian and in exchange give a 5 percent stake to the American retailer.
While Global firms race to match Cravath’s new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.
Between celebrating the opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai and girding for the legal aftermath of a gruesome alligator attack in Orlando, Disney has had quite a week.
The U.K. firm's Asia leader discusses Berwin Leighton Paisner's recent expansion in Hong Kong and Myanmar, its new "one Asia approach," and possible moves in Singapore and mainland China.
Movement of IP attorneys in Asia has been active this year
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is representing Japanese messaging app Line Corp. on a planned initial public offering that could raise $900 million. Listing is planned for Tokyo and New York.
Tips ranged from better transparency to stronger management as lawyers from several Chinese firms visited with law firm leaders in New York and D.C.
Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.
The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.
In the second installment of a two-part article, we look at partner compensation at Chinese law firms. In recent years, many firms have overhauled their compensation systems, trying to balance growth with integration.
Corporate lawyer Kenji Taneda advises on initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
The firm is looking to introduce a formal program of secondments for lawyers at its China arm, formerly known as Dacheng, as a means to win more work from Chinese clients.
The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that it plans to open an offshore legal operations center illustrates a growing trend, according to industry experts.
The 2016 Global Business Ethics Survey, released Thursday by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative , revealed that more workers in Brazil, India and Russia reported seeing misconduct and experiencing pressure to compromise standards than their counterparts in 10 other countries.
The location and cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance two years ago continues to prove elusive, but that hasn't stopped plaintiffs lawyers from pursuing novel and, at times conflicting, legal theories in U.S. courts on behalf of the families of the deceased.
The cash raised will help the Japanese company reduce debt and invest in new startups.
In this first of a two-part story, we compare two most commonly used business models by Chinese law firms. The loosely organized commission-based structure allows fast growth, while the more tightly integrated corporation model promotes healthier revenue per lawyer. Which will prevail?
Fujian-based Thaihot Group is acquiring Dah Sing Banking Group’s Hong Kong and Macau life insurance business.
Edwin Kwok’s departure to O'Melveny & Meyers comes only a week after that of former office head Sammy Li to Hogan Lovells.
State-owned insurer China Life is the largest investor in a $1.65 billion joint acquisition of a New York office building that houses Paul Weiss’ headquarters.
Frank Sun had to write a $120,000 personal check to the Chicago-based firm before moving to Latham & Watkins.
The firm has struck a partnership with Jakarta-based Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners, seven months after previous arrangement with Hermawan Juniarto ended.
Li Qiang’s departure leaves only one resident partner in the U.S. firm’s Shanghai office. Walker Wallace takes over as office head.
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an Australian businessman has standing to sue DLA Piper, giving him a shot at recovering a $1.29 million jury verdict he won against the huge multinational law firm after the judgment was thrown out by an intermediate court of appeals.
Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund is buying Germany's Aixtron as Chinese investors continue shopping spree in Europe’s technology sector.
Colin Rice was most recently a senior in-house lawyer at Credit Suisse’s office in the city-state.
A Chinese consortium led by Shanghai-based Everbright Securities has bought a controlling stake in Italy’s sports media rights business MP & Silva.
Hong Kong listing lawyer Sammy Li and U.S. securities specialist Stephen Peepels will join from Paul Hastings and DLA Piper, respectively.
Once approved by Chinese authorities, the 142-lawyer intellectual property boutique will become the first U.S. firm to launch in Southern Chinese city that is home to some of China's largest patent owners such as Huawei and ZTE.
We will be honoring top matters and leading lawyers in and out of China.
Legal advisers' role referenced as Alibaba's $171 million acquisition of healthcare company is criticized for breaking takeover rules.
The patent infringement lawsuit highlights major similarities and differences with other recent smartphone legal disputes.
The appeal could make new law on patent damages—where it's badly needed, according to Kobre & Kim partner Michael Ng.
The law firms who carried out investigations for Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. and Standard Chartered Bank have recently found their roles questioned. It's a reminder that firms hired to do internal probes must walk a tightrope between pleasing clients and regulators.
The Second Hundred, firms 101-200 on our list of the nation’s highest-grossing firms, underperformed their larger counterparts in 2015.
A week after announcing massive layoffs in the U.K., DLA Piper is considering inking a formal law alliance with a Singapore firm in order to practice local law in the city-state.
Through Bank of Nova Scotia summonses, the IRS seeks to compel U.S. branches of foreign banks to produce records held by their overseas branches, even when production would otherwise be proscribed by foreign bank secrecy laws. This law enforcement tool has been used rarely over the past three decades, but in today's regulatory climate, practitioners representing taxpayers need to be aware of their availability.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would make the state a center for international alternative dispute resolution.
The global firm is relocating about 5 percent of support staff to a new business services center in Manila. The affected jobs will move from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and other areas.
The Chinese home appliance maker is acquiring Germany’s Kuka in a bid to upgrade manufacturing and logistics systems.
The Australian firm’s former Singapore managing partner Marc Rathbone has joined U.K. firm Nabarro in the city-state.
Breached by Chinese officials in 2010 and 2011, U.S. Steel is pushing back against appropriation of its stolen trade secrets.
Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.
Law firms don't have to relegate their anti-human trafficking efforts to pro bono any more. A new reporting requirement has paying clients turning to lawyers for help in improving labor conditions and supply chain transparency in Asia.
Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.
The Houston-based firm's new office opened on May 16 and plans to focus on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, renewable energy and corporate matters there.
U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.
Employment law specialist Nicholas Turner relocates to Sydney.
Chiann Bao will return to private practice as Asia Pacific counsel at the New York firm, after six years in the arbitration institution.
After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.
Capital markets specialist Miao & Co has replaced intellectual property boutique Choy, Cheung & Co as the local partner firm.
Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons, previously cofounders of the Magic Circle firm’s Australian operations, have taken clients such as Sumitomo Corp. with them to their new corporate boutique.
The prospect of a Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States review need not serve as a deterrent to foreign investment. Rather, it can serve as a process to reduce political and legal risks for foreign investors in the U.S. market.
These include eight Asia 100 firms from China, Singapore and Korea as well as other notable firms such as Hong Kong’s Deacons.
India may be showing signs that it no longer wants to be Big Pharma’s public enemy No. 1.
Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.
The Beijing-based firm opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco with three new equity partners from legacy Dacheng Law Offices.
King & Wood Mallesons and Commerce & Finance were Chinese law advisors on first such rejection involving a global investment bank.
Plenty of Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms' Asian offices appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.
New investment funds head Shagoofa Khan will return to private practice after a decade of in-house experience.
Sixteen months after defecting to Ashurst, David Stammers returns as a partner.
Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy has bolstered its Australia practice with the hire of a three-lawyer securities team from the soon-to-be-shuttered Sydney office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Former King & Wood Mallesons counsel Jonathan Lee is now a partner.
Senior Counsel Roderick Martin succeeds the late Subhas Anandan, one of the city-state’s most well –known criminal defenders, who died in January 2015.
Baker Botts and Keystone Law pick up one KWM partner apiece, as filings show eight partners leaving the Anglo-Asian firm's European partnership as of April 30.
Capital markets partner Manoj Bhargava joins in Singapore with one counsel and two associates.
Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Rachael Shek is joining as a partner in June.
Simpson Thacher, Skadden and Ropes & Gray are representing members in a buyout group led by Alibaba, while Shearman & Sterling advises a special committee at the Chinese chat app developer.
Slater & Gordon, an Australian plaintiffs shop that became the world's first publicly traded law firm in 2007, has reached a $630 million debt refinancing deal with lenders to avert a potential bankruptcy filing Down Under.
David Gartside joins from White & Case and reunites with former colleague Charlie Wilson.
American entrepreneurs buy Chinese goods to sell, but lose out on patent protection.
It has taken five years for Locke Lord's Hong Kong office to break even. Now what?
New York's First Department said that a forum selection clause in the earlier of four agreements between a Kazakh oligarch and his former financial advisor designating New York courts for the resolution of disputes controlled the matter, even though later agreements cancelled the earlier one.
Firm brings in the Big Four auditor to review its business services function as new managing partner Gideon Moore sets out his aims.
Cholsoo Han previously led all the investigations at country’s top competition regulator.
The first phase of Indian liberalization is set to center on arbitration work, as India looks to become an international hub.
The parent of Hainan Airlines will add 1,400 hotels worldwide to its portfolio in the latest Chinese outbound hospitality deal.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has secured $15 million from a California-based furniture chain to resolve claims that it improperly evaded anti-dumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China.
The American Bar Association defended its decision to walk away from a book deal with Chinese lawyer Teng Biao, telling skeptical U.S. lawmakers that the move was strictly business.
The city-state’s oldest law firm Rodyk & Davidson is now officially part of the global legal giant.
The investment bank’s Indian assistant general counsel Ruetveij Pandya will join as a partner in Mumbai.
The Chinese ecommerce company is buying a controlling stake in Singapore-based online retailer Lazada in its largest overseas investment.
The American Lawyer's annual report on the 100 top-grossing law firms in the United States. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.
On the menu this week in The American Lawyer's Continental Breakfast series: Yingke executive chair Linda Yang talks about the spectacular growth of the 4,000-lawyer Chinese giant.
The 450-lawyer Ashurst's Chinese alliance firm combines with 40-lawyer Zhongmao Law Firm that lists the Shanghai Disneyland as a client.
Sydney-based banking and finance partner Paul Jenkins takes up the reins after 20 years at the firm.
Chinese printer chip maker Apex Technology is buying the Lexington, Kentucky-based company.
A congressional committee that monitors human rights in China wants the ABA's president to explain why the group reversed plans to publish a book by Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao.
In their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul write: Several recent decisions have permitted plaintiffs frustrated by elusive defendants or uncooperative foreign governments to serve defendants through email under FRCP 4(f)(3), providing a modern-day solution to an age-old problem.
Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss’ office in the Japanese capital.
Project finance partner Paul Wee and insurance partner Samantha Kelly join the firm in Beijing and Sydney, respectively.
The South Asian country with the world’s largest lawyer population—two million—saw more than 400 new law schools open in the last three years. And yet, firms say, good law graduates are still rarities.
Corporate partner Henry Wang and disputes partner Jay Chiu arrive from Mayer Brown JSM and Goodwin Procter, respectively.
Partner promotion round is the largest since 2013 and all new Asian partners are in Hong Kong.
The U.K. firm has applied to the Malaysian Bar Council to establish a presence in the country with its associate firm Gan Partnership.
Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes will take on the Hong Kong-based role in September when incumbent Peter Charlton returns to London
The city-state firm has relaunched its presence in the region with an association with United Arab Emirates boutique Ali Al Aidarous after closing two of its own offices.
The U.S. private equity firm is buying the Indian outsourcing company from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its largest acquisition in the country.
In launching Box Zones in Europe and Asia, the cloud provider aims to assist its international customers with the challenges of complying with new and upcoming local regulations
The Indian steel giant has struck a deal to sell its long product business to private equity firm Greybull Capital
Patterson & Sheridan of Houston opens its first international office because of clients in Asia.
The Panamanian law firm at the center of an unprecedented document leak has found China to be a rich source of business.
Minter Ellison deals chair Costas Condoleon and former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands will arrive in Sydney and Perth respectively.
U.S. Eastern District Attorney Robert Capers presided over a ceremony Tuesday in which the United States transferred to Mongolia the ownership of the remains of six species of dinosaurs.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday launched a pilot program that could significantly reduce the criminal penalties for companies that self-report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Former office managing partner and trade finance specialist Matthew Cox arrives nearly a year after the global legal giant decided to close the legacy outpost in the Southeast Asian hub.
Shanghai-based Wayne Ma specializes in properties acquisitions, disposals and financing in China.
Tokyo-based passenger-car tire maker Yokohama Rubber is buying industrial tire manufacturer Alliance Tire Group from buyout firm KKR.
The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.
Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm’s five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Jon Ornolfsson joins as a partner in Singapore.
Partners and security experts reacted with alarm to news of the massive document leak from Panama offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.
The U.K. law firm is teaming up with Chinese firm Wintell & Co under the Shanghai free trade zone rules.
Companies based in the People’s Republic of China have been on an M&A spree.
Partners Andrew Crook, Ros O'Mally, Scott Harris and Richard Hayes will strengthen the firm’s finance practice and add corporate and restructuring to the Anglo-American firm’s offering Down Under.
Freshfields and Paul Hastings have represented China’s Zheshang Bank and Bank of Tianjin, respectively, on two largest listings in the city so far this year. Jones Day and Clifford Chance were underwriters’ counsel on respective deals.
Moana Weir has left the firm with immediate effect after being appointed to the role on Jan. 29.
The legacy SJ Berwin arm of the firm has been dogged by delays in distributing partner profits in recent months
King & Wood Mallesons is advising Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital as it exits a five-month-old investment in Adelaide-based oil and gas producer Santos.
Singapore and Brunei are at the forefront of digital modernization.
Intimate partner violence should have prevented a judge from awarding a man more than $283,000 in fees and costs in an international child custody dispute, a federal appeals court said Friday.
From the manic M&A world to the schizophrenic capital markets, a look at some of 2015's most innovative and interesting deals around the globe.
Will Latham & Watkins' high-profile new hires in Hong Kong allow it to pull away from the pack?
South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.
Phillips Lighting agreed to sell a majority stake in a subsidiary to a China-led equity group, but the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ultimately blocked the deal. What are the lessons for U.S. sellers and their lawyers?
Weiguo "Will" Chen joins Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
The U.K. firm has a "blank sheet" in Asia as it targets growth across multiple practices, says Asia corporate head Stephen Mok.
The Australian firm has hired partners Kathy Reid and Craig Boyle from boutique firm Allion Legal to lead the team.
Norton Rose Fulbright partners Gervais Green and Kate Sherrard will start in April and September, respectively.
Three years after a transformative merger with the U.K. firm, King & Wood Mallesons will trim approximately 24 partners in its Europe, U.K. and Middle East partnership.
The R&D capability will form one part of the firm's new global innovation initiative, Ashurst Advance.
The state-owned Chinese investment fund set up for the “One Belt, One Road” initiatives have invested 10 percent in a Russian liquefied natural gas project that’s been struggling with funding since the Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia.
The U.S. firm launches in the Japanese capital on Tuesday with a three-lawyer mergers and acquisitions team relocating from New York.
Asset finance partners David Brotherton and Justin Sun defect to the U.K. firm in the city-state with five additional associates.
A changing Chinese economy coupled with more longstanding corruption and political interference could cause clients to think twice about doing business in the country, and, as a result, make law firms rethink the already tenuous financial proposition of having an office in China.
The Chinese insurance company has made a bid for the U.S. hotels group that’s superior to a previous $12 billion proposal by hospitality giant Marriott International.
Through a pair of former lawyers, the U.K. firm is taking advantage of a free trade agreement between Hong Kong and mainland China to gain Chinese law capability.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Charlotte Robins will arrive after a flurry of capital markets departures from the Magic Circle firm.
State-owned conglomerate Citic is offloading residential property assets to focus on commercial real estate in mainland China.
Former DLA Piper partner Jacques Jacobs arrives in Sydney as firms increase insurance offerings Down Under.
Herbert Smith Freehills, Gilbert + Tobin, Allens, Freshfields and King & Wood Mallesons also advise as Melbourne-based Asciano gets acquired in the largest Australian take-private deal since 2011.
The New York-based firm is launching a new office in the Chinese city spearheaded by former Clyde & Co global aviation finance head Paul Jebely.
Cross-border transactions present challenges to legal and audit practitioners.
No lawyer in the world has a client list like Jared Genser. A former partner at DLA Piper, the human rights lawyer spoke with The Litigation Daily about his work, including his recent partnership with Amal Clooney to free the ex-president of the Maldives, and how law firms can help.
In analyzing 362 lateral hires across Asia Pacific in the past 14 months, we found more partners were moving into U.S. firms from U.K. firms than in the opposite direction; Singapore was the most active lateral market for arbitration lawyers; and more.
Vivian Yiu is leaving the Magic Circle firm after 10 years as U.K. firms Asia partner exits to US firms continues.
Drew Bernstein of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk, and Caryn G. Schechtman and Robert D. Weber of DLA Piper, share the extraordinary amount of specialized knowledge, resourcefulness, and patience it requires to complete transactions and educate parties on both sides to avoid running afoul of U.S. and Chinese laws.
We're honoring the best lawyering the world over in cross-border deals, disputes, finance and citizenship.
Chen Taihe, a law school professor in China, was one of the 200 human rights lawyers detained in China last summer.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Alan Xu relocates to Hong Kong from Shanghai.
London partner Alastair Mordaunt is relocating to lead the practice in the next few months.
Such funds have long been a target of criticism, especially from the U.S. And international trade experts have sounded the alarm, saying SPFs signaled a new form of nationalism and protectionism.
Attorneys in Miami and Chicago are suing Boeing Co. on behalf of the families of passengers who disappeared on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 two years ago.
The extraction industries saw the brunt of bribery enforcement actions in 2015, but the manufacturing/service providing industry faces more U.S. investigations, according to a new report from TRACE International, a provider of anti-bribery compliance services.
Chinese acquirers lead in CFIUS submissions, while U.S. government focuses on control of overseas U.S. tech companies.
With a spate of new recruits in Asia, is Latham leading the way for U.S. firms in the region?
As Hilton Mervis heads to Arnold & Porter's London office, his departure is the latest in a string of partner exits from King & Wood Mallesons in Europe.
Australia's Slater & Gordon, which went public in 2007, is planning to restructure its debt and U.K. operations after posting a net loss of almost a billion Australian dollars in the second half of 2015.
The U.K. firm is seeking to combine its eight-lawyer office in the city-state with local 56-lawyer firm Harry Elias Partnership.
Sullivan & Cromwell, Freshfields and Fangda are advising AB InBev as the brewing giant decides to exit from China’s most popular beer brand.
In Asia Pacific, the firm saw a 14.8 percent decline in revenues and the largest head count reduction of 10.4 percent.
Southern District Judge Andrew Carter has thrown out part of an immigration regulation he said set the bar too high for obtaining lawful permanent residency for the spouses of people taking a second shot at marriage.
In an innovative pilot program, two in-house lawyers in Sydney, Australia, changed places for three months.
Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Rod Brown will arrive in April.
Con Boulougouris and Wissam Abwi arrive with five additional lawyers in Sydney.
Ahead of The American Lawyer's final Am Law 100 and 200 rankings, the early reports on 2015 financial results for DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, K&L Gates, Latham, White & Case and more international law firms.
Steve Kwok joins as an investigations partner from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing where he was a resident legal advisor for the Justice Department.
Hong Kong-based aviation finance head Paul Jebely has resigned from Clyde & Co and the firm is yet to appoint his successor.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers Dirk Walker and Dina Yin both advise state-owned Chinese oil and gas companies on cross-border transactions.
Joshua Zimmerman joins as a partner in Hong Kong from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
Former Baker & McKenzie tax partner Ellen Thomas arrives.
The struggling personal injury firm—the first law firm ever to go public—writes down A$814.2M from its Quindell acquisition as it restructures.
The New York firm's Hong Kong partner has been named global general counsel at Ant Financial Services Group, which operates third party payment platform Alipay.
With the hire of former Herbert Smith Freehills Greater China restructuring head Damien Whitehead, the New York-based firm became the latest to bolster an Asia insolvency practice.
On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its third annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms and individual practitioner. As promised, here's the list of winners and why they stood out.
Joining in Perth from Allens, Marshal McKenna specializes in mining and projects disputes.
In a recent interview with the Association of Corporate Counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s general counsel Sylvia Fang explained how she manages such a spread-out, global group of 80.
The 200-lawyer Australian entity will combine with the 400-lawyer Lawyers on Demand in London.
Private equity partners Gary Hamp, Simon Cooke and Amy Beckingham join as debt financing partner James Burnett and restructuring partner Josef Athanas relocate to the Asia financial capital.
The U.S. firm becomes latest to enter South Korea after wave of openings by international law firms.