Cuatrecasas, a 100-year-old law firm based in Spain and Portugal, has opened an office in Beijing—its second in China. It opened an office in Shanghai in 2007. Mergers and acquisitions partner Pablo Cubel has relocated from Valencia to lead the four-member office in Beijing. Source: European Firm Cuatrecasas Opens Second China Office | Law.com
London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. has opened its first Asian office in Singapore—the second litigation funder to announce the launch of an office there in the past two weeks. Woodsford’s new outpost, opened only three months after the firm opened a U.S. office in Philadelphia, is headed by managing director Charlie Morris, who has relocated from London. […]
Kobre & Kim is opening an office in Shanghai—its first in mainland China.The move is somewhat unusual, as other firms established a presence in China at least a decade ago or more. Several have even taken steps to reduce their presence in China recently. But Kobre & Kim has waited until now to move to […]
On 15 September 2017,Fiji passed the International Arbitration Act 2017 (the Act). The Act, which is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (incorporating the 2006 amendments) (Model Law), implements Fiji’s commitments under the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (New York Convention), […]
For most global companies, the need to think about how to protect intellectual property in China is an inevitable reality. For a few years, there have been indications that the nation is willing to be more protective of IP owners’ rights – from revisions to trademark law that aim to provide greater protection of IP and […]
PwC has launched a new flexible lawyering service as part of its ‘New Law’ offering for large in-house legal teams. The new service, dubbed Flexible Legal Resources, will help clients with their staffing needs by providing temporary lawyers for in-house teams during abnormal spikes in workload. They expects the service to be used by clients requiring increased resources for tasks such as large-scale […]
Singapore and Britain are home to successful international legal centres because they have an open and liberal approach to providing legal services. And given their close trade links and shared perspectives, both countries stand to learn from each other, said Advocate-General for Scotland Richard Keen. Lord Keen, 63, who is also Britain’s Ministry of Justice […]
Litigation funding firm Burford Capital has opened a new Asian office in Singapore with the hire of a former Allen & Overy lawyer.Director Quentin Pak will join the firm on Oct. 30 from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was an executive director leading the commodities businesses in Asia.