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Asian Lawyer
Michael Jordan, Fangda Partners Sued in China Over Trademark Cases

By Anna Zhang |

The latest of the Michael Jordan name disputes has the former National Basketball Association star being sued over a letter, alongside the Chinese firm representing him.

Asian Lawyer
Milbank, Clifford Chance Handle Singapore's Largest IPO in Six Years

By Anna Zhang |

The two Global 100 firms are advising on a $1.7 billion initial public offering by NetLink NBN Trust, a broadband spinoff of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., better known as Singtel.

Europe
UK Regulator Hits White & Case With Record Fine

By James Booth |

White & Case has been fined a record £250,000 ($325,700) by the U.K.'s Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for failing to identify a conflict of interest and protect confidential financial information in a $2.6 billion dispute involving Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk.

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Asian Lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills' Indonesia Associate Firm Hires Restructuring Partner From Ashurst; Names New Office Managing Partner in Seoul

By Anna Zhang |

Former Ashurst consultant Debby Sulaiman joins Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung in Jakarta.

Elliott Papageorgiou, Clyde & Co.

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Clyde & Co Boosts China IP Practice With Rouse Hires

By Anna Zhang |

Veteran IP lawyer Elliot Papageorgiou joins the U.K. firm as a partner in Shanghai while four Chinese lawyers moved to the firm's Chinese joint venture firm.

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Kirkland, MoFo Advise on $11.6B Take-Private Offer for Warehousing Giant GLP

By Anna Zhang |

A Chinese consortium led by Hopu, Hillhouse and Vanke defeated a Warburg Pincus-led group and won the bid.

Europe
White & Case and Latham Advise as Poland’s Play Targets $1.15 billion IPO

By Joseph Evans |

White & Case and Latham & Watkins are advising on Polish telecom company Play Communications’ initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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

Asian Lawyer
Hogan Lovells Senior IP Lawyers in Asia to Leave Firm

By Anna Zhang |

Partner Deanna Wong and of counsel Henry Wheare are set to depart later this year.

In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing, China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (AP Video via AP)

Asian Lawyer
Chinese Lawyers and Intellectuals Mourn Liu Xiaobo

By Anna Zhang |

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate died of liver cancer in custody at the age of 61.

Grenfell Tower fire.

Europe
Legal Hackers Scotland Hackathon Builds App to Support Grenfell Tower Fire Victims

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Hackathon participants created an app that locates local financial, emergency and legal assistance on a map.

Left to right: Mark O’Sullivan, West Coast Head Partner; Anne-Marie Bohan, Head of Technology and Innovation; Chris Bollard, Partner, Technology and Innovation; Michael Jackson, Managing Partner; Emma Doherty, Partner, International Business Group; Robert O’Shea, Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department

Europe
Ireland's Matheson Opens Office in San Francisco; Firm's Third Office in US

By Rebecca Cohen |

The Dublin-based law firm is bringing on technology and privacy partner Chris Bollard from Arthur Cox to co-manage the new office with partner Mark O'Sullivan.

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Asian Lawyer
Asia Pacific M&A Volume Hits 3-Year Low; Firms See Sharp Drop in Big Deals

By Anna Zhang |

Newly released league tables showed as much as a 34 percent decrease in total deal value from last year.

Allen & Overy’s London office

Europe
Allen & Overy London Arbitration Partner Leaves for Gibson Dunn

By Joseph Evans |

Sullivan will join Gibson Dunn’s international arbitration team as a partner in London. He has spent more than a decade at A&O, making partner at the magic circle firm in 2013.

Asian Lawyer
Simmons Expands China M&A Practice With Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Former Hogan Lovells partner Michael Chin relocates from Shanghai.

Asian Lawyer
Paul Hastings, Slaughter and May Lead on China Shipping Giant's $6.3B Acquisition of Hong Kong Rival

By Anna Zhang |

State-owned China COSCO Shipping is leading a consortium to buy Hong Kong-based shipping company Orient Overseas International, a family business of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa.

Asian Lawyer
Singapore Has Its First Ever AI Legal Chatbot

By Rhys Dipshan |

Attorney repository and knowledge website LawGuideSingapore launched the chatbot as a part of a broader social media campaign to better educate local Singaporeans on legal issues.

Haiwen & Partners.

Asian Lawyer
Haiwen & Partner Hires 5th Hong Kong Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Chinese firm Haiwen & Partner has recruited a fifth partner in its newly launched Hong Kong office.

Clifford Chance managing partner, Matthew Layton.

Europe
Clifford Chance Aims To Boost US Revenues To 20% Of Firmwide Total

By Anna Ward |

Clifford Chance (CC) is aiming to grow US revenues to 20% of its total fee income, as the firm continues its efforts to ramp up its Stateside presence.

Europe
4 Signs Legal Tech Companies Are Ready for Brexit

By Rhys Dipshan |

Despite apprehension over how Brexit will affect the economy, it's business as usual in the legal technology industry.

DLA Piper's Hack Attack Could Cost 'Millions'

By James Booth |

The global legal giant is still recovering from last week's massive cyberattack, with insurance brokers claiming that the resulting upheaval could lead to costs "in the millions" for the firm.