Category Archives: Industry

Is Mainland China the Next Frontier for Litigation Finance?

At the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia, which marked the 40th anniversary of reform and ‘open markets’ (at least relatively speaking) in China, President Xi Jinping remarked that China will enter into a “new phase of opening up” and outlined a number of key reform measures for the world’s second largest economy, which he plans […]

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners of the 2018 Asia Legal Awards

Davis Polk & Wardwell Korea’s Lee & Ko and India’s Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are among the top winners of the fifth annual event honoring the leading firms and lawyers in Asia. Davis Polk stood out from a group that included Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the […]

Fieldfisher Scales Up for Brexit and GDPR-style Projects with New Outsourcing Partnership

Deal with legal process outsourcer Integreon hands firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients. U.K.-based Fieldfisher has teamed up with legal process outsourcer Integreon in a deal which gives the firm new scope to tackle large-scale routine work for clients facing challenges presented by issues such as Brexit and the new General […]

Law firms are riding the digital wave in Singapore

Launching the first legaltech accelerator is only the beginning of the industry’s digital shift. Allen & Gledhill retains the top spot in the Singapore Business Review’s 25 Largest Law Firms with 386 legal professionals last year, compared to 372 in 2016, followed by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP with 366 legal professionals in 2017, a […]

South Korean Data Localization: Shaped by Conflict

The rapid growth of digital data stores and the increasing vulnerability in intellectual property challenges governments around the world to find ways to protect and regulate the flow and storage of data. Multiple countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK), have enacted domestic data localization laws to limit the movement of data to specific jurisdictions. […]

PwC Eyes Global Expansion of Its Flexible Lawyering Service

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PwC, which has aggressively pushed its way into the legal services industry, plans to expand its Flexible Legal Resources offering into global markets. The new, on-demand lawyering service that was launched in the U.K. four months ago, has met with great success, according to Peter Workman, managing director of Flexible Legal Resources (FLR). It received 500 […]

Employee Handbooks In China: Why You Should Have One

In many Western countries, written employee handbooks have been standard practice for most employers for decades. These handbooks provide a uniform set of guidelines that the employer follows in terms of employee dress codes, vacation policies, procedures and grounds regarding discipline and termination of employees, and a whole host of other issues that may arise […]

Brinks Gilson First Global Firm to Open Office in Shenzhen

Chicago-based intellectual property specialist firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has opened its first office outside the United States in the Chinese technology hub city of Shenzhen. Shareholder Harold Johnson has relocated from Chicago to be the firm’s chief representative there and manage the office. Johnson, a litigator, is joined by associate Fei Hu, a China […]