Category Archives: Industry

Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

Mayer Brown Expands Asia Base With Three Hires

Mayer Brown JSM, formed a decade ago after the Am Law 100 firm absorbed Hong Kong’s Johnson Stokes & Master, has added three new partners in Asia. Shipping industry partner Conor Warde joined the firm’s Hong Kong office this week, while finance partners Ben Sandstad and Angelia Chia arrived in Singapore from Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. Warde, […]

With Green Light in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis Plans for Asia Growth

With Green Light in Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis Plans for Asia Growth

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ association with Luk & Partners has received official approval from The Law Society of Hong Kong, establishing the combined entity as a registered foreign law firm in Hong Kong. The firms announced their plans for association in February, after Edwin Luk and Maurice Hoo left Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to form […]

Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai

Morgan Lewis Adds US IP Litigator in Shanghai

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 […]

Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership

Clifford Chance Undertakes Unique Strategy for Southeast Asia and Future Firm Leadership

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 […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Family Law Practice in Hong Kong and London

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Family Law Practice in Hong Kong and London

The U.K.-based firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched a new family asset protection practice in both Hong Kong and London. The practice is headed by Hong Kong partner Marcus Dearle, a family law litigator, and is part of the firm’s private client practice. The group advises high-net-worth clients on multijurisdictional pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cross-border […]

Australia’s MinterEllison Ventures Into IT Consulting

Australia's MinterEllison Ventures Into IT Consulting

Australian law firm MinterEllison, which has been expanding its client offerings to include multidisciplinary advisory services, has acquired an information technology consulting firm in Sydney. ITNewcom advises corporate and government clients on technology strategies, IT outsourcing, cost benefit analysis and risk management. According to its website, ITNewcom’s clients include miner BHP Billiton Ltd., the Australia […]

Baker McKenzie Tops Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index

Baker McKenzie Tops Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index

Baker McKenzie has once again been named the top law firm brand in the Asia Pacific region, according to a recent survey by London-based market research firm Acritas. In the 2017 Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index, Baker McKenzie returned to the top position, which it held since 2013 but lost last year, displaced by […]