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Mark Hastings

Europe
Quinn Emanuel Adds London Fraud Litigator

Mark Hastings, head of civil fraud at British firm Addleshaw Goddard, is leaving the firm to become a partner in the disputes practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in London.

Mark Soundy

Europe
Goodwin Procter Grabs Shearman & Sterling UK Duo

Former Shearman & Sterling private equity partner partner Mark Soundy and tax partner Sarah Priestley have resurfaced at Goodwin Procter. Soundy is joining the Boston-based firm next week, with Priestley poised to join him at Goodwin Procter in January.

Asian Lawyer
K&L Gates Expands Shanghai Office With Linklaters Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Former Shanghai partner Simon Poh arrives at K&L Gates along with M&A lawyer Amigo Xie.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld offices in Washington, D.C. November 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Europe
Akin Gump Snags Baker & McKenzie International Trade Pro in Europe

Jasper Helder, the chair of Baker & McKenzie's Europe, Middle East and Americas international trade practice group, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's London office.

Paul Rawlinson

Asian Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie's Chair on Heading a Global Firm in a Protectionist Era

Baker & McKenzie's Paul Rawlinson is leading a firm known for cross-border dealmaking as protectionist rhetoric threatens to scuttle international cooperation and trade.

Emerging Markets
Rio Tinto Fires Legal Chief Amid Investigation into Payments to Consultant

By Alex Berry |

Rio Tinto has terminated the contract of legal chief Debra Valentine after concluding that she “failed to maintain the standards expected” of her under the company’s code of conduct.

Asian Lawyer
Asia Legal Awards 2017 launch with new practice area and in-house categories

By Asian Lawyer |

Nomination deadline is December 9, 2016.

Emerging Markets
Rio Tinto's Legal Chief Leaves Amid Scandal

Debra Valentine, head of mining giant Rio Tinto's legal and regulatory affairs, has suddenly left the company amid an investigation into $10.5 million paid to a consultant in West Africa. Valentine had previously announced plans to retire next May.

Asian Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Global Chief to Step Down

By Georgina Stanley |

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.

Emerging Markets
Trump Spoke Out Against Prosecuting Companies for Bribery

In May 2012 comments to CNBC, Trump said that the U.S. shouldn't be prosecuting companies for paying bribes in foreign countries. Will the Trump administration ease up on FCPA enforcement?

Europe
London Law Firm Leaders Assess the Impact of Trump's Election

By Legal Week |

Lawyers express shock, uncertainty: "This dwarfs Brexit."

Li Ka-shing   Source: Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

Asian Lawyer
Clifford Chance Hires Partner From Hong Kong Firm in Bid to Boost Offering to Local Clients

By Anna Zhang |

Clifford Chance is hiring a new corporate partner in Hong Kong in a bid to enhance its offering to local clients.

Sydney, Australia.

Asian Lawyer
PwC Recruits Former Clifford Chance Partner Duo for Australian Arm

By Frances Ivens, Legal Week |

PwC has hired former Clifford Chance partners Mark Pistilli and Danny Simmons for its fast-growing Australian legal arm.

Koala on a tree with bush green background

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Poaches Clayton Utz Corporate Partner in Australia

By Anna Zhang |

Hogan Lovells has expanded its Australian offering by hiring longtime Clayton Utz partner Matthew Johnson.

Asian Lawyer
K&L Grabs International Arbitration Partners From Cozen O'Connor

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.

Asian Lawyer
Cadwalader Hong Kong Partner to Rejoin Jones Day

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Latin America
Brazil-based Partner Simone Musa to Chair Baker & McKenzie's Global Tax Practice

Baker & McKenzie has elected its Latin America tax practice regional chairwoman Simone Musa to head the firm's global tax practice. She's the first woman to be appointed to their global tax practice chairmanship.

Latin America
Starwood's Former Director of Compliance Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Jose Martin Davila, director of compliance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Americas and French Polynesia, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm's government investigations and white collar practice in Miami.

Eduardo Leite of Baker & McKenzie

Latin America
Baker & McKenzie's Leite Stepping Down as Firm Chairman

Eduardo Leite, who has served as chairman of Baker & McKenzie's executive committee for the past six years, will step down from that post at the end of October to focus on the firm's growth in Latin America and New York.

Hong Kong.

Asian Lawyer
Goodwin Procter Loses Another Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard has hired a Hong Kong partner from Goodwin Procter.

Europe
Is Amal Clooney Out as Lawyer to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?

Of all her clients, Amal Clooney has represented one nearly as famous as she is: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But apparently no more. When asked by The Lit Daily about Assange’s lawyers and Clooney’s current role, the WikiLeaks press office responded by identifying nine members of his legal team. Notably absent: Clooney.

Latin America
Jones Day Adds Partner to Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulation Practice in Miami

Sergio Alvarez-Mena, the former head legal counsel for the 11 U.S.-based private bank offices of Credit Suisse Securities, has joined the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice at Jones Day's Miami offices.

Eleanor Lacey.

Europe
SurveyMonkey GC Moves to Sophos

Eleanor Lacey will be leaving SurveyMonkey next month to assume the role of senior vice president and general counsel for global security company Sophos.

Friven Yeoh, Sidley Austin

Asian Lawyer
Former O'Melveny Hong Kong Head Joins Sidley

By Anna Zhang |

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.

The Churn

Europe
Ashurst Partners Do About-Face, Plus More Lateral Moves

Paul Hastings and Gibson Dunn see two purported recruits remain at a London-based legal giant; a bevy of moves at Chadbourne & Parke, Jones Day and Quinn Emanuel; Munger Tolles makes two high-profile hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Europe
Ashurst to Keep Perry as Second Partner Opts Out of Move to U.S. Rival

By Rose Walker |

Regulatory partner James Perry is to stay at Ashurst despite previously handing in his notice to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Europe
European GCs Take Bay Area Tour With 'Mini-MBA' Program

When a group of European general counsel wanted to learn more about technology and the law, they went to the most obvious place: Silicon Valley.

iStockphoto/TommL

Asian Lawyer
Watson Farley Hires Aviation Finance Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

U.K. firm Watson Farley & Williams has hired an aviation finance partner in Singapore.

business men in London

Europe
Quinn Hires Macfarlanes Financial Services Chief in London

In a rare exit for the U.K. firm, Macfarlanes financial services head David Berman in London is leaving for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Hong Kong

Asian Lawyer
KWM Adds Equity Capital Markets Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

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

Asian Lawyer
The Hungry Lawyer Abroad

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.

Jo Sherman, founder and CEO of EDT Software

Women of Legal Tech: Jo Sherman, From Down Under to Global

From commercial aviation to navigating e-discovery and case management.

Javier Rubinstein, Vice Chairman and Global General Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers International.

Europe
Ex-PwC GC and International Arbitration Expert Offers Tips for Companies

The growth of international arbitration has lured the former global general counsel of PwC, Javier Rubinstein, back into private practice.

Carlos Vejar, Mexico's former general counsel for international trade, now with Holland & Knight’s Mexico City office as senior counsel.

Latin America
Mexico's General Counsel For International Trade Joins Holland & Knight

The former general counsel for international trade in Mexico's Ministry of Economy has joined Holland & Knight's Mexico City office as senior counsel.

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper.

Emerging Markets
Dentons Inks Affiliation With Ex-Canada PM Stephen Harper

The former Prime Minister of Canada, who lost his Conservative Party majority to Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party last year, has a new gig with Dentons.

European Commission in Brussels

Europe
Shearman & Sterling Brussels Partners Eye Move to Quinn Emanuel

The moves, if they take place, would leave just two partners in Shearman's Brussels office.

Asian Lawyer
Howse Williams Bowers Takes Insolvency Partner From Ashurst in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Marlene Gordon of Bacardi.

Latin America
Self-Determination and Drive Take Gordon to Top Legal Post at Bacardi

Growing up in rural Jamaica, Bacardi North America Vice President and General Counsel Marlene Gordon found inspiration in her overachieving mother.

Latin America
Mayer Brown Expands Mexico City Office

Mayer Brown hires Ariel Ramos for the firm's Mexico City office, along with two associates.

Europe
ACEDS Launches Chapter in UK to Promote Cross-Border E-discovery Collaboration

The launch of ACEDS's first international chapter comes as the organization eyes expansion across Canada and the APAC region.

Asian Lawyer
Gilbert + Tobin Adds Deals Partner in Perth

By Anna Zhang |

The Australian firm has hired a former Macquarie Capital investment banker as a partner in Perth.

Europe
Dealmaker: Macfarlanes' Jessica Adam on Major Mergers, Female Role Models and Client Drinking

London corporate partner Jessica Adam is this week’s Dealmaker, having acted for the chairman of London energy reporting agency Argus on the sale of a majority stake to US investor General Atlantic earlier this year.

Eduardo Leite

Asian Lawyer
After Banner Year, Outgoing Baker & McKenzie Chair Reflects on Tenure

In his six years at the helm, Eduardo Leite has presided over the firm’s fastest growth in its 67-year history

Europe
To Protest SEC, Whistleblower Rejects $8M (!) Bounty

Talk about a gutsy move. Eric Ben-Artzi, a former risk officer at Deutsche Bank, has rejected a $8.25 million whistleblower award from the SEC's treatment of the bank and its "revolving door" with Wall Street.

Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio De Janeiro. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Emerging Markets
DLA Piper's Brazil Affiliate Hires 11-Lawyer Team

Campos Mello has hired the lawyers from Mayer Brown's affiliate and a solo practice.

Asian Lawyer
India's Khaitan & Co Hires Capital Markets Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Gautham Srinivas joins the firm from Krishnamurthy & Co.

Europe
Years After Hacking, News of the World Lawyer Cleared of Misconduct

Tom Crone, the head of legal affairs for the now-defunct News of the World tabloid during its phone-hacking scandal, has been cleared of professional misconduct in England.

leungchopan/iStockphoto

Asian Lawyer
Mayer Brown Hires Ashurst Finance Partner in Hong Kong

By Frances Ivens, Legal Week |

Mayer Brown has hired Ashurst finance partner Doo-Soon Choi in Hong Kong.

Alan A. Lips,  partner, Gerson Preston Klein Lips Eisenberg Gelber.

Latin America
Argentina's Tax Amnesty: A Q&A With Gerson Preston's Alan Lips

An impending December tax amnesty deadline for Argentine residents to declare previously undisclosed assets has some legal and tax professionals scrambling to prepare balance sheets.

Hogan Lovells associate Caetano Altafin ran with the Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro.

Latin America
After Crossing Atlantic, Hogan Lovells Associate Carries Olympic Torch

Caetano "Cae" Altafin, an associate at Hogan Lovells in Rio de Janeiro, didn't spend the day of the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in his office. Thanks to a transatlantic journey a year ago, he was busy running outside the stadium.

Bill Carvalho, in-house counsel of Yahoo!

Latin America
Latin America Spurs South Florida In-House Counsel Network

South Florida in-house counsel do more cross-border work with Latin America than most of their U.S. counterparts. And that's not always easy. But with the help of a growing in-house counsel network, they are sharing information, offering one another their international expertise and collaborating in ways that help their companies and their individual careers.

Pakistani lawyers chant slogans to condemn Monday's suicide bombing that took place in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed and wounded scores of people, mostly lawyers., in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.

Asian Lawyer
Lawyers in Pakistan Stage Nationwide Strike to Protest Deadly Bomb Attack

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.

Asian Lawyer
Lawyers Announce Strike in Pakistan After Terrorists Kill 67

By Nell Gluckman |

The attack on a hospital on Monday is only the latest to target lawyers in Pakistan.

Zhou Shifeng

Asian Lawyer
Chinese Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years for Subversion

By Anna Zhang |

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced laywer Zhou Shifeng, former managing partner of Beijing-based Fengrui Law Firm, to seven years in prison for political subversion.

King & Wood Mallesons

Asian Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons to Rebuild Paris With White & Case Hire

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.

Latham & Watkins offices in Washington, D.C. April 1, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Emerging Markets
Slaughters Finance Partner Joins Latham in London

By Anna Ward |

Rare partner exit for Slaughters as Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya becomes latest recruit in Latham hiring spree.

Shanghai

Asian Lawyer
Dentons Hires Five Partner in Shanghai

By Frances Ivens |

The lawyers are coming from four local firms in the city.

Europe
Euro Garages Appoints Orange Mobile Lawyer as GC

Imraan Patel leaves Orange Group to become GC for the fast growing Euro Garages.

Aymee Valdivia, with Holland & Knight.

Latin America
Cuba-Trained Attorneys in US Help Navigate Deals as Relations Thaw

Cuban lawyers who have pursued additional U.S. law degrees say their legal experience in Cuba offers value to U.S. clients.

Europe
Report Shows GCs Gaining Boardroom Influence

General counsel have become significantly more involved at top levels of their organizations during the past five years, a new study says.

Europe
Number of Women Named Partner in U.K. Declines in 2016

By Ben Wheway |

The number of women promoted to partner at the U.K.'s top 10 law firms fell by more than 25 percent this year, as law firms continue to struggle with the challenges of nurturing a strong pipeline of female legal talent.

Europe
EY Law launches in Belfast With Axiom Director Hire

By James Booth |

Aaron Stewart previously led a team of 27 lawyers in Houston, Belfast and India, supporting British Telecom on commercial transactions.

Europe
Baker & McKenzie Builds Berlin Office With Taylor Wessing Team Hire

By Rose Walker |

Corporate partners Thomas Dormer and Tim Heitling and two senior associates will start on August 1.

Asian Lawyer
India's Two Amarchands Hire Partners

By Anna Zhang |

G.V. Anand Bhushan and Sidhartha Barua join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, respectively.

People gather at a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles on the 'Promenade des Anglais' in Nice, France.

Europe
Terror Fears Made Real for Risk Management GC in Nice Attack

Eric Dratell, general counsel and head of legal and corporate affairs of Risk Management Solutions, was having dinner with his wife at the end of a vacation in Nice, France when the attacker struck.

Francisco Cerezo.

Latin America
Hispanic Attorneys in Miami Rise to Prominence in International Practice

Hispanic Miami attorneys have risen to prominence in international work and are handling high-end international transactions once handled almost exclusively in New York.

Europe
Attack in France Raises Security Concerns for Justices

By Tony Mauro |

Justice Clarence Thomas departed from Nice, France just hours before the truck attack that killed more than 80 people gathered for a Bastille Day celebration.

Latin America
Berger Singerman Forms Immigration Practice With Venezuelan Bar Head

Berger Singerman is making its first formal foray into business immigration work with the hire of the incoming president of the Venezuelan National American Bar Association.

Hong Kong.

Asian Lawyer
Allen & Overy Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Europe
Ex-Sidley Partner to Stand Trial for Tax Fraud Next Year

By Rose Walker |

Matthew Cahill, a former structured finance and capital markets partner at Sidley Austin in London, will stand trial in September 2017 for tax fraud charges filed against him earlier this year.

Europe
King & Wood Mallesons Litigator To Defect to Covington & Burling

By Rose Walker |

King & Wood Mallesons litigation partner Greg Lascelles will follow his former practice head to U.S. firm Covington & Burling’s London office.

Europe
Mummy Dearest: The Careerist Observes the Mommy War in the U.K.

By Vivia Chen |

Andrea Leadsom said that having children made her more fit to be Britain's prime minister than childless Theresa May. To call Leadsom’s remarks retro and smug would be kind, the Careerist writes.

Europe
Finally, A Spot of Post-Brexit Decisiveness for this Morning's Continental Breakfast

By Chris Johnson |

Theresa May’s speedy appointment as PM makes for a refreshing change from the infighting, navel gazing and general lack of productive activity that has characterized British politics since the Brexit referendum result on June 24.

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

Asian Lawyer
Ashurst Recruits Tokyo Partner From Clifford Chance

By Anna Zhang |

The Anglo-Australian firm is making the first external partner hire nearly a year after the three-partner exodus to King & Spalding.

07/07/16- Miami- E. Adriana Kostencki, with Moreno Kostecki Law Firm.

Latin America
As Venezuela's Legal System Suffers, Its Attorneys Look to Move to U.S.

As practicing law in Venezuela becomes increasingly difficult, some Venezuelan attorneys have had enough.

Asian Lawyer
Allen & Overy China IP Head to Leave for Alibaba Affiliate

By Frances Ivens |

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.

Jeremy Cross

Asian Lawyer
Cadwalader Adds King & Wood Mallesons' European Finance Head

King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.

James Pooley

Europe
Orrick Hires Silicon Valley Vet with International Credential

After managing the patent system for the United Nations, James Pooley goes back to Big Law to help clients with trade secret cases.

Asian Lawyer
Japan Still Sees Fewer Female Law Firm Partners

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
China’s Proposed Data Localization Cybersecurity Law Catches Eye of U.S. Tech Companies

The law could require ‘operators of key information infrastructure’ to maintain personal information collected and produced within China.

Europe
Gibson Dunn Grabs Latham Duo for New Frankfurt Office

On the heels of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, two corporate partners are leaving Latham & Watkins, including the latter’s Frankfurt office leader, to open a new outpost for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Asian Lawyer
Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

By Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens |

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.

The Toronto skyline.

Europe
EY Hires Norton Rose Fulbright Partner As Big Four Continue Push Into Law

The Big Four accounting firms are continuing to invest heavily in their legal services arms, expanding their presence in the Americas even as their footprint grows in the United Kingdom.

Europe
Global In-House: What Do People In Your Legal Function Do?

What do people in your in-house legal function currently do? How do they spend their days? Having the answers will be a key input in guiding how your legal function may want to change.

In this May 20, 2016 file photo, British politician and leader of the UKIP party Nigel Farage holds up a placard as he launches his party's campaign for Britain to leave the EU, outside the EU representative office in London.

Europe
Expert Analysis: Brexit's Implications for International Employers

If there is a Brexit, it is impossible to know precisely where that would leave U.K. employment law. Much would turn on the type of withdrawal.

Bastiaan Slabbers/iStockphoto

Asian Lawyer
For Disney's Lawyers, a Florida Nightmare and a Chinese Debut

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.

Asian Lawyer
Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

By Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang |

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Asian Lawyer
Skadden Hires Tokyo Partner From MoFo

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate lawyer Kenji Taneda advises on initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Europe
Baker & McKenzie's Next Chair Paul Rawlinson Fits the Bill

Baker & McKenzie's decision to elect London managing partner Paul Rawlinson as its next global chair provides telling insight into the mindset and priorities of the firm's partnership.

Asian Lawyer
Shell's Legal Offshoring a Sign of Things to Come

The announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that it plans to open an offshore legal operations center illustrates a growing trend, according to industry experts.

Europe
UK Employees' Lack of Awareness a Perilous Weak Spot in Cybersecurity Efforts: Survey

A majority of UK employees are confident in their ability to securely manage their sensitive data, but the reality may be far different.

Europe
Attorneys Debate European Draft Guidelines on Net Neutrality

Some say the guidelines give a 'solid foundation,' but leave loopholes that still need to be shored up.

Asian Lawyer
Second Paul Hastings Hong Kong IPO Partner Leaves

By Anna Zhang |

Edwin Kwok’s departure to O'Melveny & Meyers comes only a week after that of former office head Sammy Li to Hogan Lovells.

Christopher Dunn

Europe
Expert Analysis: American Constitutional Regime From a German Perspective

As a representative democracy with a federal constitution and a well-developed judiciary, Germany has a general constitutional regime quite similar to that of the United States. A closer comparison, however, highlights features of the American regime that, for better or worse, distinguish it.

Asian Lawyer
Kirkland Asks Hong Kong Partner to Pay Back Bonus Before Leaving

By Frances Ivens |

Frank Sun had to write a $120,000 personal check to the Chicago-based firm before moving to Latham & Watkins.

Asian Lawyer
O'Melveny Loses Shanghai Managing Partner to DLA Piper

By Anna Zhang |

Li Qiang’s departure leaves only one resident partner in the U.S. firm’s Shanghai office. Walker Wallace takes over as office head.

Clare Wardle

Europe
Coca-Cola European Partners Hires New GC

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products based on net sales, announced on May 31 that London-based lawyer Clare Wardle is taking over as general counsel and company secretary.

Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Germany

Europe
More Turnover at Deutsche Bank as Legal Strategy Head Exits

Continuing the legal turnover at besieged Deutsche Bank in Germany, Emma Slatter is leaving as head of legal strategy after only six months in her new position, according to news reports.

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Recruits Derivatives Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Colin Rice was most recently a senior in-house lawyer at Credit Suisse’s office in the city-state.

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Bolsters Asia Capital Markets Practice

By Frances Ivens |

Hong Kong listing lawyer Sammy Li and U.S. securities specialist Stephen Peepels will join from Paul Hastings and DLA Piper, respectively.

Europe
Expert Analysis: What Brexit Means for U.S. Companies

With all the focus on the U.S. Presidential election, it can be easy to overlook another election on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean that could prove to be just as consequential.

Europe
Legal Departments are Gaining Influence in the U.K.

In-house lawyers who want more clout should consider packing up and moving across the pond, judging by a recent survey of legal officers in the U.K.

Latin America
Cuba Cancels International Bar Meeting in Havana

Cuban officials canceled an Inter-American Bar Association conference planned for Havana next month, citing concern about speakers on the agenda.

President Barack Obama (EdStock/iStock) and Dubai-based law firm of Emirati lawyer Isa Bin Haider (HANDOUT).

Emerging Markets
Obama Gets a Law Firm Offer

Barack Obama, poised to cede his POTUS role next year, has received an offer for where to take his post-White House career. And it's from a law firm, although not one in The Am Law 100. Instead the president's legal suitor is slightly smaller and hails from Dubai.

Asian Lawyer
K&L Gates Bolsters Taipei With Baker & McKenzie Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.

Girl working among other children outside a shop in an Angkor temple in the Seam Reap province. She is carving leather to produce beautiful works used for Shadow Puppetry or sold to tourists that visit the Angkor temples. Child labor in Cambodia is still very common.

Asian Lawyer
The U.K.'s Modern Slavery Act Fuels New Practice in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
Latham Hires Away Kirkland Private Equity Partner

By Anna Zhang |

U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.

Asian Lawyer
DLA Piper Hires Former Sidley London Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Employment law specialist Nicholas Turner relocates to Sydney.

Chiann Bao

Asian Lawyer
Skadden Recruits Hong Kong International Arbitration Center Secretary General

By Anna Zhang |

Chiann Bao will return to private practice as Asia Pacific counsel at the New York firm, after six years in the arbitration institution.

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Steals Berwin Leighton Paisner Global Arbitration Head

By Frances Ivens |

Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.

Nick Hornung.

Emerging Markets
Global Counsel Profiles: Nick Hornung of Dubai World

This Global In-House column introduces our first in-house profile. Each spotlights an in-house counsel from around the world with an international role. We begin with Nick Hornung, group general counsel and company secretary of Dubai World.

Asian Lawyer
Cyril Amarchand Adds Another Mumbai Partner

By Anna Zhang |

New investment funds head Shagoofa Khan will return to private practice after a decade of in-house experience.

Asian Lawyer
Clayton Utz Rehires Former Private Equity Head

By Anna Zhang |

Sixteen months after defecting to Ashurst, David Stammers returns as a partner.

Asian Lawyer
Nixon Peabody Hires Corporate Partner in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Former King & Wood Mallesons counsel Jonathan Lee is now a partner.

Asian Lawyer
Singapore’s RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Hires New Disputes Head

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Europe
U.K. Bar Makes Progress Toward Gender Diversity

The United Kingdom is poised to have more female solicitors than men by 2017, according to the latest Annual Statistics Report from the Law Society.

Asian Lawyer
Sidley Austin Takes Four-Lawyer India Practice Team from Jones Day

By Anna Zhang |

Capital markets partner Manoj Bhargava joins in Singapore with one counsel and two associates.

Asian Lawyer
Eversheds Boosts Hong Kong Litigation Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Rachael Shek is joining as a partner in June.

Asian Lawyer
Sidley Austin Adds Projects Partner in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

David Gartside joins from White & Case and reunites with former colleague Charlie Wilson.

Europe
Telenor GC Resigns After Investigation of VimpelCom Bribery

The fallout from the VimpelCom bribery scandal continued on Friday. Telenor, which owns a stake in VimpelCom, acknowledged weaknesses and announced that its GC is resigning.

Asian Lawyer
Korea’s Yoon & Yang Hires Senior Government Antitrust Official

By Anna Zhang |

Cholsoo Han previously led all the investigations at country’s top competition regulator.

Kirsten Jarvis Johnson with her son.

Emerging Markets
How a 'Burned Out International Lawyer' Ditched Squire Patton Boggs

When Kristen Jarvis Johnson left her senior associate position to focus on her startup toy company, she invited the Internet along for the ride.

American Bar Association offices in Washington, D.C.

Asian Lawyer
ABA Says Money, Not Politics, Doomed Book By Chinese Rights Lawyer

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.

Asian Lawyer
Cyril Amarchand Hires J.P. Morgan In-house Lawyer

By Anna Zhang |

The investment bank’s Indian assistant general counsel Ruetveij Pandya will join as a partner in Mumbai.

Ottawa Senators Fill GC Spot With Kruger Lawyer

They didn't make the playoffs, and they still need a new coach. But at least the Sens have a new top lawyer.

Asian Lawyer
Ashurst Appoints Legacy Blake Dawson Partner as Managing Partner

By Rose Walker |

Sydney-based banking and finance partner Paul Jenkins takes up the reins after 20 years at the firm.

Europe
Antitrust Litigator Makes U-Turn from Hausfeld Back to BLP

A year after Edward Coulson joined leading U.S. plaintiffs firm Hausfeld in London, the antitrust litigator has returned Berwin Leighton Paisner, a British firm where he spent more than a decade.

Eric Blinderman

Europe
U.K. Litigation Funder Taps Proskauer Lawyer for U.S. Debut

Therium is hoping a trio of former Am Law 100 lawyers can stake its claim to the U.S. litigation finance market.

Emerging Markets
Canadian Report Shows Women In-House Lawyers Still Earn Less Than Men

Women in-house counsel in Canada are earning on average about 15 percent less than their male peers, according to a recent survey.

Asian Lawyer
Former Morgan Lewis Tokyo Head Joins Hogan Lovells

By Anna Zhang |

Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss’ office in the Japanese capital.

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Recruits Partners in China and Australia

By Anna Zhang |

Project finance partner Paul Wee and insurance partner Samantha Kelly join the firm in Beijing and Sydney, respectively.

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Asian Lawyer
Are India’s 1,200 Law Schools Enough?

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
K&L Gates Adds Two in China and Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate partner Henry Wang and disputes partner Jay Chiu arrive from Mayer Brown JSM and Goodwin Procter, respectively.

Asian Lawyer
Linklaters Promotes 24 to Partner Including Five in Hong Kong

By James Booth |

Partner promotion round is the largest since 2013 and all new Asian partners are in Hong Kong.

Sergio Marini

Europe
Over There: The ECLA’s Sergio Marini Talks About Privilege and Cybersecurity in Europe

Corporate Counsel’s Editor-in-Chief Anthony Paonita recently interviewed Sergio Marini, president of the European Company Lawyers Association, about the role of in-house counsel in Europe, and such hot-button issues as privilege, privacy and cybersecurity.

Geraint Hughes (left) and Peter Charlton

Asian Lawyer
Clifford Chance Appoints New Asia-Pacific Managing Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes will take on the Hong Kong-based role in September when incumbent Peter Charlton returns to London

Asian Lawyer
Australia’s Gilbert + Tobin Recruits Two Partners

By Anna Zhang |

Minter Ellison deals chair Costas Condoleon and former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands will arrive in Sydney and Perth respectively.

Europe
'Mini-MBA' Program Is Training European Lawyers to Be GCs

About 15 European general counsel are planning a trip to Silicon Valley in September as part of a program billing itself as the first academic business school course for GCs in the world.

Europe
Sidley London Partner Leaves Firm Amid Legal Woes

Structured finance and capital markets partner Matthew Cahill became the latest partner at the firm to run afoul of the law, withdrawing from the partnership in London after being accused of tax fraud in a film investment scheme.

Asian Lawyer
Simmons Hires Last Dentons Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
DLA Piper Poaches Paul Hastings Real Estate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Shanghai-based Wayne Ma specializes in properties acquisitions, disposals and financing in China.

Asian Lawyer
Foley & Lardner Recruits Patent Litigation Partner in Japan

By Anna Zhang |

Former Hogan Lovells Tokyo head of U.S. intellectual property practice Philippe Riesen joins the firm’s five-lawyer office in the Japanese capital.

Asian Lawyer
Ashurst Boosts Southeast Asia Energy Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Jon Ornolfsson joins as a partner in Singapore.

Expert Analysis: Overcoming Employment Obstacles Provoked by U.S. Immigration Issues

One of the biggest challenges facing companies hiring foreign workers in the United States is working within an outdated immigration system that does not fully complement modern business practices.

Koala on a tree with bush green background

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Hires Four New Partners in Australia

By Anna Zhang |

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.

The Churn

Europe
London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Europe
RBS Hires Barclays Lawyers as Its New GC

Royal Bank of Scotland announced on March 24 that it’s appointed Michael Shaw as its new general counsel. Shaw was most recently a deputy GC at Barclays from 2009 to 2015.

Asian Lawyer
Chinese-Speaking Lawyers a Rarity in South Florida and in Demand

South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.

Justice Clarence Thomas

Europe
Clarence Thomas Will Teach in France this Summer, Replacing Scalia

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will replace his late colleague Antonin Scalia for a summer teaching position in France in July—the first of possibly several substitutes for Scalia, who taught abroad frequently.

Asian Lawyer
Sheppard Brings on Silicon Valley IP Partner With China Practice

Weiguo "Will" Chen joins Sheppard Mullin's Palo Alto office from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

Asian Lawyer
Minter Ellison Launches Perth Employment Practice

By Anna Zhang |

The Australian firm has hired partners Kathy Reid and Craig Boyle from boutique firm Allion Legal to lead the team.

Gervais Green (left) and Kate Sherrard

Asian Lawyer
Clifford Chance Recruits Offshore Finance Partners in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright partners Gervais Green and Kate Sherrard will start in April and September, respectively.

Latin America
Miami Attorneys Join Cuba Trip During Obama Visit

A handful of Miami lawyers are in Cuba for President Barack Obama's visit, while others decided to stay home.

Europe
Brussels Dispatch: Support Pours In

Yesterday it seemed ironic that I had just written a Global In-House column addressing how to deal with uncertainty in emerging markets. Who would have thought that I’d so soon be tested, right in my own comfortable Western European old-country backyard?

Police and rescue teams are pictured outside the metro station Maelbeek in Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Europe
Bombs Exploded in Brussels as In-House Lawyers Arrived

There were some anxious CEOs around Europe Tuesday as a group of 108 in-house counsel and compliance officers were arriving in Brussels this morning just as deadly terrorist bombs went off at the airport and a subway station, killing at least 30 and injuring at least 200.

People walk away from the broken windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels after an explosion on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 26 people were reported dead.

Europe
Brussels Dispatch: an Airport Lockdown, an Empty Restaurant, a Jihadism Conference

We asked our staff to try to locate sources in Belgium who could give us a sense of the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Asian Lawyer
Holman Fenwick Willan Poaches BLP Singapore Aviation Team

By Rose Walker |

Asset finance partners David Brotherton and Justin Sun defect to the U.K. firm in the city-state with five additional associates.

Asian Lawyer
Allen & Overy Recruits Hong Kong Regulatory Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Charlotte Robins will arrive after a flurry of capital markets departures from the Magic Circle firm.

Emerging Markets
When a Kleptocrat Comes Calling: Global Money Laundering and the ABA

A '60 Minutes' sting highlights the failure of the ABA's voluntary approach to curbing money laundering.

Daniel Trujillo Sr. VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Walmart International

Emerging Markets
Wal-Mart Int'l Compliance Chief: 'We’ve Gotten Support All The Way'

We chatted with Daniel Trujillo, the global chief of compliance for Wal-Mart International, about the progress of the company's comprehensive compliance and ethics program.

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Boosts Australia Insurance Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former DLA Piper partner Jacques Jacobs arrives in Sydney as firms increase insurance offerings Down Under.

Jared Genser, of Freedom Now, at a press conference for the UN and the Unfair Trial of President Nasheed of the Maldives, at Doughty Street Chambers in London, England.  October 5, 2015.

Asian Lawyer
Human Rights Hero Jared Genser on Dictators, DLA Piper and the World’s Worst Prisons

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.

Asian Lawyer
Where Are Partners Moving in Asia?

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
MoFo Hires Away Allen & Overy Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Ward |

Vivian Yiu is leaving the Magic Circle firm after 10 years as U.K. firms Asia partner exits to US firms continues.

Asian Lawyer
Now in U.S., Freed Lawyer Seeks to Reform Chinese Judicial System

Chen Taihe, a law school professor in China, was one of the 200 human rights lawyers detained in China last summer.

Asian Lawyer
Zhong Lun Grabs Simmons China Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Alan Xu relocates to Hong Kong from Shanghai.

Asian Lawyer
Freshfields Hires Clifford Chance London Partner to Head Hong Kong Competition Law Practice

By Frances Ivens |

London partner Alastair Mordaunt is relocating to lead the practice in the next few months.

Europe
Dechert Hires Skadden White Collar Crime Specialist, Plus More Lateral Moves

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom counsel Matthew Cowie moves to Dechert's white collar team in London; DLA Piper's U.K. competition head Kate Vernon joins Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; and other notable additions.

Irina Rostova, with Rostova Law Group, P.A.

Europe
Russian-Speaking Attorneys Cater to Surge from Russia, Ukraine

Instability in Ukraine and Russia is prompting more Russian-speaking entrepreneurs to immigrate to the U.S. to start or expand businesses.

Asian Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Litigator To Leave For Arnold & Porter

By Frances Ivens |

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.

Asian Lawyer
In-House Lawyers Swapped Jobs for Three Months. Here’s What They Learned

In an innovative pilot program, two in-house lawyers in Sydney, Australia, changed places for three months.

Europe
Survey Finds Law Firm Partners Oppose British Exit From E.U.

By James Booth |

A poll by Legal Week finds that 40 percent of lawyers surveyed expect Britain to leave the E.U., but only 15 percent personally support such a move.

Asian Lawyer
Mayer Brown JSM Poaches Latham Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Mergers and acquisitions lawyer Rod Brown will arrive in April.

Asian Lawyer
Minter Ellison Hires M&A Pair From Norton Rose Fulbright

By Anna Zhang |

Con Boulougouris and Wissam Abwi arrive with five additional lawyers in Sydney.

Asian Lawyer
Skadden Hires Former U.S. Federal Prosecutor in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
Clyde & Co global aviation finance head resigns

By Frances Ivens |

Hong Kong-based aviation finance head Paul Jebely has resigned from Clyde & Co and the firm is yet to appoint his successor.

Asian Lawyer
Jones Day Taps King & Wood Mallesons Energy Duo in Beijing

By Anna Zhang |

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers Dirk Walker and Dina Yin both advise state-owned Chinese oil and gas companies on cross-border transactions.

Asian Lawyer
Proskauer Rose Recruits Asia Capital Markets Head

By Anna Zhang |

Joshua Zimmerman joins as a partner in Hong Kong from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Adds Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Baker & McKenzie tax partner Ellen Thomas arrives.

Asian Lawyer
Simpson Thacher Rainmaker Leiming Chen to Join Alibaba Affiliate

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
White & Case Adds Hong Kong Restructuring Partner

By Anna Zhang |

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.

The Churn

Europe
Hogan Lovells on a Hiring Spree, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hogan Lovells goes global for new recruits; a rough week for K&L Gates; Crowell & Moring brings back a top prosecutor; Debevoise bags a federal judge; DLA Piper plucks a longtime ESPN lawyer; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

Asian Lawyer
Gilbert + Tobin Recruits Litigation Partner

Joining in Perth from Allens, Marshal McKenna specializes in mining and projects disputes.

Asian Lawyer
One GC’s Advice on Running a Global Legal Department

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.

Asian Lawyer
Latham Bolsters Hong Kong PE and Finance Practices With Five Additions

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Asian Lawyer
Linklaters Sees Further Partner Exits in Asia as Duo Jumps to Paul Weiss

By James Booth |

The U.S. firm makes a double partner hire and another Linklaters partner retires, bringing Links' total Asia exits to 12 since January 2015.

Asian Lawyer
HWL Ebsworth Adds Technology Partner in Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

Former Herbert Smith Freehills senior associate Josh Messing is now a partner at the Australian national firm.

The Churn

Europe
Mayer Brown Launches German PE Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

King & Wood Mallesons’ private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Asian Lawyer
Bird & Bird Adds Two Arbitration Partners in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

Jonathan Choo and Robert Rhoda join the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, respectively.

Sir Nigel Knowles.

Europe
Nigel Knowles, Who Helped Create Global Giant, To End Tenure at DLA Piper

Knowles, who oversaw his firm's expansion around the world over the past two decades, will step down from his management post in April before retiring from the partnership.

Asian Lawyer
Jones Day Continues Australia Build-up with Double Partner Hire

By Frances Ivens |

Anticipating more insolvencies in Australia's natural resources sector, the firm has hired restructuring partner duo Roger Dobson and Katie Higgins from independent firm Henry Davis York.

The Churn

Asian Lawyer
K&L Gates Adds Down Under After Moscow Closure, Plus More Lateral Moves

After closing its Moscow office, K&L Gates doubles down in Australia; Greenberg Traurig grabs a Goodwin Procter securities litigator; high-powered lawyers leave Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis in Houston; and other key additions from around The Am Law 200.

Asian Lawyer
Slaughters Hong Kong Corporate Star Neil Hyman to Leave the Firm

By Frances Ivens |

The Magic Circle firm will promote corporate associate Roger Cheng to partner on Hyman's departure.

Asian Lawyer
Clifford Chance Australia Managing Partner to Exit Firm

By Vern Pitt |

Two of the Magic Circle firm's founding partners in the country are leaving.

Asian Lawyer
Brace Yourself for China’s Baby Boom

With the termination of the one-child policy in China late last year, there could be a jump in pregnant or nursing employees come spring time.

Scott Gilbert.

Emerging Markets
The Unlikely Insurance Lawyer Behind the Release of U.S. Prisoners in Iran and Cuba

Scott Gilbert made his name as a star insurance litigator who has helped clients recover more than $50 billion in claims. But he's also the lawyer behind the releases of Amir Hekmati in Iran and Alan Gross in Cuba. The common factor? His consummate ability to broker a settlement.

Asian Lawyer
Linklaters Indonesia Associate Firm Adds Finance Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Adrian Pranata joins Jakarta-based Widyawan & Partners from Herbert Smith Freehills associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.

Asian Lawyer
Stephenson Harwood Takes Two From Eversheds

By Anna Zhang |

Former Asia head of banking and finance King Tak Fung and litigation partner Ivan Ng join in Hong Kong with five associates.

Asian Lawyer
HWL Ebsworth Recruits Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Banking and finance lawyer Maria Townsend specializes in the automotive sector.

Asian Lawyer
China’s Haiwen Opens in Shenzhen With Latham Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Former counsel Lu Guiping relocates across the border from Hong Kong to run the third office for the leading Chinese corporate firm.

Asian Lawyer
Buchalter Nemer Launches L.A.-Based Japan Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Parker Milliken shareholders Sabina Helton and Steven Nakasone join as a shareholder and of counsel respectively.

Emerging Markets
The Lawyer Who Said, 'This Ain’t For Me'

Of 16 high-powered New York real estate lawyers videotaped in an undercover sting by Global Witness, just one outright refused to help a purported foreign official funnel illicit funds into the U.S.

Asian Lawyer
Jones Day Opens in Brisbane, Adds New Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Veteran Queensland lawyer Brett Heading arrives from domestic firm McCullough Robertson while Perth partner John Cooper relocates to lead the four-lawyer new office.

Asian Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Adds Disputes Practice in Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

Former Drew & Napier construction head Chau Ee Lee arrives to lead the practice.

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Bolsters Construction Disputes in Brisbane

By Anna Zhang |

Former Clayton Utz special counsel Peter Lamont arrives.

Asian Lawyer
Pillsbury Grabs Perkins Coie Patent Litigator

By Anna Zhang |

Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.

Lawyer Amal Clooney embraces the deposed President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed as he arrives at Heathrow airport in London, January 21, 2016.

Asian Lawyer
Amal Clooney for the Win (But Would You Expect Anything Less?)

After a highly visible lobbying campaign in Washington, D.C. and around the world, Amal Clooney helped secure the release—at least for now—of the ex-president of the Maldives, who arrived in London on Thursday. And she's already got a new client to save.

Gaston P. Fernandez, with Hogan Lovells

Asian Lawyer
This Mandarin-Speaking Miami Attorney, with Cuban Roots, is in High Demand

Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.

Asian Lawyer
Reed Smith Boosts China Energy practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Fulbright Beijing office head Jie Zhang joins the firm in the Chinese capital.

Asian Lawyer
Stephenson Harwood Adds Hong Kong Disputes Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Watson, Farley & Williams partner Richard Wilmot moves over.

Expert Analysis: Tax Issues for Expatriating New Yorkers

Because the United States is the only country that taxes on the basis of citizenship, some taxpayers are considering surrendering their U.S. citizenship in favor of a new homeland. What are the tax consequences, especially for New Yorkers?

University of Arizona and Ocean University of China officials gathered at the student orientation for the first class of the dual degree program in fall 2015.

Asian Lawyer
Two Law Schools Launch Degree Programs in China

Two U.S. law schools are expanding into China with new degrees—one of which is the first of its kind.

Asian Lawyer
DLA Piper Boosts Australia Real Estate Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Arthur Chong joins the firm in Melbourne.

Asian Lawyer
K&L Hires Partners in Shanghai and Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

M&A lawyer Ian Liao and construction specialist Glenn Cheng arrive from Jones Day and U.K. firm Nabarro, respectively.

Asian Lawyer
Ince & Co Bolsters Hong Kong Finance Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Former Locke Lord partner Balbir Bindra is a veteran banking and finance lawyer.

Asian Lawyer
King & Spalding Grabs Jones Day Singapore Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Construction disputes specialist Emerson Holmes joins the 20-lawyer office.

Asian Lawyer
Mayer Brown Hires From Sidley Austin in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

Corporate lawyer Nicholas Chan moves over to advise on corporate finance transactions.

Justice Stephen Breyer, right, with professor Alan Morrison of George Washington Law school, left, speaking during the AALS Annual Meeting in New York City on Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Breyer Tells Law Profs, Judges: Travel the World (For Work)

A relaxed Justice Stephen Breyer was equal parts jurist and comedian before a friendly law professor crowd, as the U.S. Supreme Court justice poked fun at himself, the profession, and the process of promoting his new book.

Europe
Legal Services Provider Axiom Appoints Sara Morgan as GM of its London Office

Morgan will lead the firm’s UK growth while helping clients develop responses to the evolving legal landscape.

Asian Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie Snaps Up Former Ince & Co Asia Energy Head

By Anna Zhang |

Martin David’s exit from the London-based firm follows those of former Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman in October.

Asian Lawyer
Eversheds Adds Hong Kong Banking Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Herbert Smith Freehills banking lawyer Jae Lemin arrives.

Asian Lawyer
Singapore’s TSMP Hires Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Wun Wen-na rejoins the firm after nearly a decade of in-house experience.

Asian Lawyer
McDermott Will & Emery Hires China Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Michelle Gon joins and resides at the firm’s alliance firm MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

Asian Lawyer
White & Case Hires Hong Kong Corporate Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Paul Hastings partner Catherine Tsang moves over.

Asian Lawyer
China's Broad & Bright Adds Litigation Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Construction disputes specialist Yanjie Lian joins from Shanghai-based Xinhua Law Firm.

Justin Trudeau (third from right) speaks at the Paris climate meeting.

Market Report Canada: About Face

The new Trudeau administration vows to reverse the previous government's course. Businesses are anticipating various policy shifts in infrastructure spending, taxation, intellectual property enforcement, energy and renewable resources.

Hunton & Williams attorney Adam Rosser took a three-week trip to an island in Greece this November to help Syrian and Iraqi refugees disembark from the boats they used to leave Turkey.

Emerging Markets
Hunton & Williams Lawyer Turns Greek Vacation Into Humanitarian Mission

Adam Rosser, counsel at Hunton & Williams, had thought the European migrant crisis might reveal itself while he and his father vacationed in Greece in September. But the sight grabbed him more deeply than he had expected. The crisis has become his personal cause.

Expert Analysis: A 2016 Resolution for Global In-house Lawyers

Take a deep breath, exhale, and listen to this, global in-house leaders: You must resolve to devote more energy to increasing efficiency of legal services delivery in 2016.

Latin America
Five Ways to (Legally) Sun Yourself in Cuba

Here are some of the easiest ways to arrange Cuba trips without fear of breaking the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo.

Asian Lawyer
Chinese Rights Lawyer Pu Convicted, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

By Anna Zhang |

After spending 19 months in custody, Beijing-based human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will soon be released, but he will no longer practice law.

Europe
A Lawyer's Star Power

By Jenna Greene |

Amal Clooney makes news for both her wardrobe and her human rights cases. It's a potent combo.

Europe
Continental Breakfast: Life After the Law Firm

By Chris Johnson |

American Lawyer's Chris Johnson regularly takes attorneys to breakfast at their favorite morning venues to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. At Simpson's in The Strand, former Allen & Overy senior partner Guy Beringer talks about the venture he founded to put more lawyers on nonprofit boards.

Asian Lawyer
Chinese Online Giant Alibaba Hires Former Pfizer and Apple Lawyer for IP Enforcement

Matthew Bassiur, who previously oversaw anti-counterfeiting operations for Pfizer Inc. and is also former counsel for intellectual property enforcement at Apple Inc., has been appointed head of global intellectual property enforcement at Chinese online retail giant Alibaba.

Asian Lawyer
Clyde & Co Hires Five Partners in Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

Partners David Lee, Lucinda Lyons, David Amentas, Michelle Dunne and Christopher Smith will join from boutique Lee & Lyons as part of a 30-lawyer team.

Asian Lawyer
New Rules Allow Foreign Lawyers to Practice in NY

State court officials have approved new rules authorizing lawyers outside the state to practice in New York on a temporary basis and to allow foreign lawyers to register as in-house counsel. The rules take effect Dec. 30.

Asian Lawyer
Debevoise Snaps Up Sullivan & Cromwell Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Last year, William Chua was underwriters’ counsel on Alibaba’s $25 billion New York Stock Exchange listing and $8 billion corporate bond issue.

Don H. Liu

Asian Lawyer
Scholar Program for Future Asian-American Lawyers Expands

Jean Lee didn't anticipate the Don H. Liu Scholars Program to be as successful as it was coming out of its first year, but now heading into its second year, the program has been extended and a $15,000 scholarship will now be offered to three budding Asian-American law students, not just two.

Asian Lawyer
Clayton Utz Adds Sydney Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Ashley Tsacalos, who specializes in advising government departments, will join the firm in February.