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Baker & McKenzie appoints new global head of international arbitration

Chan Leng Sun SC will chair Baker & McKenzie's global international arbitration group from October. This move is the lastest in the continued trend of global firms positioning the leader of their world-wide disputes groups in Asia. Read more about the appointment here.


New arbitration partner for Shearman & Sterling

The Hong Kong office of Shearman & Sterling has hired arbitration partner Nils Eliasson, formerly of Mannheimer Swartling. Eliasson is focused on Asia-related arbitrations, including investment treaty cases. Read more here.


Chambers Asia-Pacific

Chambers Asia-Pacific covers 41 jurisdictions, from the Central Asian region to Japan, from Mongolia to the South Pacific.

Law Firm Networks   Chambers ranks leading law firm networks in the region.

Areas of Law   The guide’s most developed jurisdictions include Australia, China, India, Japan and Singapore, where we feature around 20 separate areas of law. We also cover the region’s smaller jurisdictions, including the fast-growing markets of Myanmar and Mongolia, as well as nine Pacific Island nations (with Papua New Guinea as a separate chapter).

In our Asia-Pacific-wide rankings we cover the most internationally important areas of law, such as Arbitration, Capital Markets, and Corporate / M&A. This Asia-Pacific-wide section also covers areas of law not covered elsewhere in the guide – such as Offshore and Gaming & Gambling.

For China and India, we have separate coverage for international and domestic firms. Our China (International Firms) section covers international firms which are based in Hong Kong and / or the PRC. It also includes independent Hong Kong firms. Our China (PRC Firms) section covers firms and lawyers able to provide PRC law advice.

Date of Publication   Chambers Asia-Pacific is published annually in February. The ranking tables and commentary, therefore, are fixed at the date of publication for the following 12 months. However, factual information, such as mergers or lawyer-moves, is kept up-to-date on the website throughout the year. The Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 guide was launched at an event in Hong Kong on February 10th 2015.