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Boston-headquartered Fish & Richardson recently becoming the second international law firm to open an office in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Ryan McCarthy, chief representative in Shenzhen for the IP-specialist firm, talks about the firm’s strategy for Shenzhen and how it hopes to make its mark in the local legal landscape.
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Gordon Dadds, one of the first London-listed law firms, has recently completed its acquisition of shipping specialist Ince & Co’s mainland China and UK operations.
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Jeanette K. Chan, a former China practice managing partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is leaving the firm after three decades to take up a role with Tencent-backed fintech “unicorn” Airwallex, ALB has reliably learnt. Chan will be joining as chief legal and compliance officer.
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Jonathan Culshaw, the Asia managing partner and global head of investment funds at offshore law firm Harneys, has passed away. He was 48.
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In the past six months, accounting firms have begun to make their presence felt in the legal markets of Hong Kong and Singapore with a flurry of office openings and poaching of talent. And while the general feeling is that they might take away some legal work from traditional law firms, not all lawyers are nervous.
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Beijing-headquartered Commerce & Finance Law Offices (Tongshang) has launched a Hong Kong association with local firm Eric Chow & Co., which will focus on capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions.
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MdME Lawyers has made history as the first Macau law firm established in Hong Kong following approval from Hong Kong’s Law Society to register as a foreign firm and practice Macau law in Hong Kong.
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In the past six months, accounting firms have begun to make their presence felt in the legal markets of Hong Kong and Singapore with a flurry of office openings and poaching of talent. And while the general feeling is that they might take away some legal work from traditional law firms, not all lawyers are nervous.
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For the fifth straight year, the U.S.-headquartered Baker McKenzie took the top spot in the Asian Legal Business Top 50 international law firm rankings, while China’s Yingke Law Firm headed the table for the domestic Asian firms with a whopping 6500+ lawyers. While some established names dropped down the rankings, many others grew after bolstering their partner and associate numbers. And it all underscored the fact that Asia remained a dynamic market, and will be so for years to come.