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Baker McKenzie Partner Firm FenXun Expands With Senior Hires

By Anna Zhang |

The number of partners at the Chinese firm has doubled since launching the Shanghai Free Trade Zone joint venture two years ago.

Lawyers Discuss 'What's Next' After China Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchange

By Ed Silverstein |

‘Many industry people believe the government’s ban will effectively extinguish the hope that China becomes a global center of cryptocurrency,’ attorney Pinghsan Li said.

Hogan Lovells' Washington, D.C., offices.

Europe
Hogan Lovells Boosts German Practice With Mayer Brown Management Hire

By Chris Johnson |

Hogan Lovells has boosted its German finance practice with the hire of a two-partner derivatives team from Mayer Brown, led by European capital markets head and global partnership board member Jochen Seitz.

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France's Gide Becomes Second Big Law Firm to Launch in Iran

By Chris Johnson |

Leading French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has re-established a presence in the Middle East, becoming the second Big Law firm to open an office in Iran.

Hogan Lovells offices at 555 13th Street, NW in Washington, D.C. October 25, 2016.

Europe
Hogan Lovells Eyes 90 Job Redundancies in UK Restructuring

By Rose Walker |

The Am Law 100 firm is poised to shed or move up to 90 jobs in London to its back office operations centers in Birmingham, England, or Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of U.K. a restructuring plan.

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Skadden, Cleary Advise on Alibaba-Backed Insurer's $1.5B IPO

By Anna Zhang |

China’s largest internet insurance company ZhongAn plans one of the largest fintech listing in Hong Kong.

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Asian Lawyer
Chinese Firms Deny Ties to Man Arrested in US for Industrial Espionage

By Anna Zhang |

When caught trying to break into the computer network of Raynham, Massachusetts-based Medrobotics Corp., 44-year-old Liu Dong said he was an attorney at Beijing-based Boss & Young Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Dublin, Ireland

Europe
Covington Has Irish Eyes in Brexit's Aftermath

By James Booth |

The Washington, D.C.-based Am Law 100 firm has become the second major law firm from the U.S. to open an office in Ireland after last year’s so-called Brexit vote in the U.K.

Stockholm, Sweden

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White & Case Welcomes Six Lawyers on Three Continents

By Joseph Evans |

In its bid to expand its corporate practice in Europe, White & Case has hired a pair of private equity partners from a leading Scandinavian firm in Stockholm, as well as picking up an antitrust expert in Milan and two specialists in New York and Tokyo.

Squire Patton Boggs offices in Washington, D.C.  March 2015.  Photo by Mike Scarcella/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

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Squire Patton Boggs Loses Claim to Domain Name

By Anna Zhang |

A panel has ruled in favor of the U.S. firm's opponent—a Chinese company that owns squirepattonboggs.net.

Beijing, China

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Pinsent Masons calls time on six-year alliance with Chinese construction firm

By Joseph Evans |

Pinsent Masons has ended its alliance with Chinese construction boutique Beijing Hesen after six years.

Shanghai, China.

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Simmons Further Expands China Employment Practice

By Anna Zhang |

Simmons & Simmons has recruited its second China employment law partner in a month.

Melbourne, Australia

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth Recruits 2 New Partners

By Anna Zhang |

Private equity lawyer Kon Mellos and intellectual property lawyer David Fixler join from Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons, respectively.

PricewaterhouseCoopers offices in Washington, D.C.

Asian Lawyer
DLA Piper Australia Leaders Defect to PwC Legal

By Anna Zhang |

Former Asia Pacific head of corporate Bryan Pointon will join the Big Four auditor as a partner in October, while former Australian managing partner John Weber has already arrived as a consultant.

A woman with her two children walk past debris left by Hurricane Irma in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  The storm ravaged such lush resort islands as St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Thomas, Barbuda and Anguilla.

Offshore Firms in Caribbean Uprooted in Irma's Aftermath

By Roy Strom |

The offshore Magic Circle—a group of leading law firms predominantly based in offshore jurisdictions—scrambled Monday to locate lawyers and employees affected by the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma, which tore through their operations in the British Virgin Islands.

Brisbane, Australia

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Jones Day Adds Corporate Partner in Brisbane

By Anna Zhang |

Agribusiness specialist Isaac West moves over from Australian firm McCullough Robertson.

Hong Kong

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Zhong Lun Expands in Hong Kong With Mayer Brown Banking Team

By Anna Zhang |

Partner Joe Tam led a four-lawyer team joining the Chinese firm.

Asian Lawyer
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Deploys Artificial Intelligence in M&A Due Diligence

By Anna Zhang |

The Australian firm is the latest to adopt technology developed by London-based legal tech firm Luminance.

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Europe
Eversheds Sutherland Moves Into Russia And Luxembourg With Triple Office Launch

By James Booth |

Eversheds Sutherland is opening three new offices in Russia and Luxembourg, with a series of team hires from Simmons & Simmons and Nordic firm Hannes Snellman.

Greenberg Traurig's Miami office.

Europe
Greenberg Boosts Poland Office With Hire of Large Hogan Lovells Team

By Chris Johnson |

Greenberg Traurig has significantly bolstered its Warsaw office with the hire of an 11-lawyer real estate team from Hogan Lovells, including that firm's local practice head, Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch.