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Europe
'A mandate to grow' - Linklaters litigation chief on the firm's plans to boost its disputes credentials

By James Booth |

"Although the firm has been around for 180 years, we only elected our first litigation partner in 1971,” says Michael Bennett, the head of Linklaters’ dispute resolution division.

Asian Lawyer
'We are not recreating SJ Berwin' - looking forward with KWM 2.0

By Rose Walker |

This January, around 30 partners from King & Wood Mallesons' pared-down European, Middle East and US offices travelled to Beijing for KWM China’s partnership meeting. A weekend of team performances – from karaoke to flamenco – ensued. But also centre stage, and very much up for discussion, were the prospects for the firm’s business outside Asia-Pacific.

Perth, Australia

Asian Lawyer
Quinn Emanuel Sets Up Shop in Western Australia

By Rose Walker |

Paul Evans, a former partner at leading Australian firm Freehills who spent nearly the past six years as a state solicitor for Western Australia, is joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to open an office for the firm in Perth.

Perkins Coie offices in Washington, D.C.

Asian Lawyer
Perkins Coie Nabs Cadwalader Patent Litigator

By Anna Zhang |

Perkins Coie has hired an intellectual property litigation partner in Beijing.

Europe
Dentons Enters Tbilisi as DLA Piper's Europe Exits Continue

By Rose Walker |

DLA Piper is pulling out of the former Soviet republic of Georgia, with rival global legal giant Dentons poised to take on all of the firm's 11 lawyers in Tbilisi.

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Adds Aircraft Finance Partner in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

Hogan Lovells moved to expand its aviation finance offering in Asia, hiring asset finance partner Matthew Leigh in Singapore.

Sydney, Australia.

Asian Lawyer
Pinsent Masons to launch flexible lawyering service Vario in Australia

By James Booth |

Pinsent Masons is to launch its flexible lawyering service Vario in Australia, in what will mark its first move outside the UK.

Asian Lawyer
Dentons, Zhong Lun, Behind China's First Investment Treaty Arbitration Win

By Anna Zhang |

A three-arbitrator panel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C., dismissed Korean developer Ansung Housing’s claims against China.

Hong Kong skyline

Asian Lawyer
Davis Polk Hong Kong Capital Markets Star to Leave

By Anna Zhang |

Antony Dapiran will leave the firm in June after seven years while more corporate lawyers are set to exit.

Vinson & Elkins offices in Washington, D.C.

Asian Lawyer
Vinson & Elkins China Head Leaves for Dechert

By Anna Zhang |

Longtime Vinson & Elkins energy partner and former China practice head Xiao Yong has left the firm to join Dechert.

Beijing, China.

Asian Lawyer
Morgan Lewis Partner in Beijing Jumps to China's Han Kun

By Anna Zhang |

The U.S. firm’s former Beijing partner, Duan Min, joins alongside former Microsoft in-house counsel He Yanlei.

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Asian Lawyer
O'Melveny & Myers Reports Strong Revenue and Income Growth in 2016

By Anna Zhang |

In Asia, the 648-lawyer firm saw several departures across offices last year, but chair Brad Butwin says his firm remains committed to the region.

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Asian Lawyer
Mayer Brown JSM Adds International Arbitration Partner in Asia

By Anna Zhang |

Mayer Brown JSM has recruited an international arbitration partner in Singapore.

Asian Lawyer
PwC Launches Hong Kong Law Firm With KWM, O'Melveny Hires

By Anna Zhang |

Former King & Wood Mallesons partner David Tiang formed the auditor's associated firm with former O'Melveny & Myers Hong Kong partner Gigi Woo.

Mitchell Zuklie, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe chairman

Spotlight: Orrick Overhauls Asia Strategy After Partner Exodus

By Anna Zhang |

Orrick lost almost its entire Hong Kong capital markets and corporate practice, which it built up over 11 years, to Morgan Lewis. What will the San Francisco-based firm do now?

Norton Rose Fulbright

Asian Lawyer
Norton Rose Fulbright Sued by Ex-Partner in Australia

By Anna Zhang |

Norton Rose Fulbright's Australian arm has been sued by an ex-partner over his termination last year, according to court records.

Melbourne, Australia

Asian Lawyer
Court Imposes Restrictions on Ex-Herbert Smith Freehills Partners Poached by White & Case in Australia

By Anna Zhang, Asian Lawyer, with Legal Week Staff |

Eight partners who quit Herbert Smith Freehills last year to launch White & Case’s new Australia practice will be unable to solicit clients or staff from their former firm until September, according to a decision handed down in the Australian courts earlier today.

Shanghai.

Asian Lawyer
Morgan Lewis Expands Shanghai Office With Employment Law Hire

By Anna Zhang |

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has recruited a China-based employment partner.

Davis Polk & Wardwell received International Law Firm of the Year.

Asian Lawyer
The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for 2017 Asia Legal Awards

By Asian Lawyer Staff |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Korean firm Bae, Kim & Lee are among the top winners of the fourth annual celebration for the regions leading firms and individuals.

Seyfarth Shaw

Asian Lawyer
Seyfarth Shaw to Open Hong Kong Office

By Anna Zhang |

The U.S. employment law specialist is adding a fourth office in Asia Pacific following Shanghai, Sydney and Melbourne, as former DLA Piper Asia employment law head Julia Gorham moves over.