Recent headlines around the world have been preoccupied with news from mainland China. The yuan has risen to a six-month high, Moody’s has downgraded the country’s credit rating, Beijing has vowed to continue working with the EU and others to uphold the Paris climate deal and a new Cybersecurity Law came into effect on June 1st.
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has added a U.S. intellectual property litigation partner in Shanghai.
Zhu Shaobin was most recently a partner with Washington, D.C.-based Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, where he specialized in U.S. patent litigation and the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Section 337 investigations involving patents and unfair competition and trade. During his time at Finnegan, he worked on the firm’s representation of HTC Corp., a Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, on patent and antitrust disputes brought by Apple Inc.
Source: Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai | International
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In April, Clifford Chance announced a surprising decision to close its 21-year-old Bangkok office later this year and end an Indonesian association that was just over three years old. The Magic Circle firm said the changes were part of an effort to consolidate its Southeast Asia practice in Singapore, where former office head Geraint Hughes is now Asia Pacific managing partner, based in Hong Kong.
The review of Southeast Asia was one of the first actions Hughes took since starting his new role in September of last year. According to Hughes, it’s the result of two main initiatives he has pushed.
“It’s a reflection of our clients’ desire to access the best quality legal advice through that hub in Singapore,” Hughes said, referring to the winding down of the firm’s local presence in Thailand and Indonesia.
Source: Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership | International