Asia Legal News
Awapatent launches in Asia with two offices
Posted 19 February 2015
Awapatent is to launch in Asia with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong. Ai-Leen Lim, who is currently ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in the China: Intellectual Property section, will manage the firm's new offices. Read more here.
Japanese firm opens UK office
Posted 16 February 2015
Atsumi & Sakai, a full service Japanese firm, has established a branch office in London, Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited. The office will be headed by corporate partner Ryuichi Nozaki. Read more here.
New equity markets expert joins Latham & Watkins
Posted 04 February 2015
Lawyer William Woo is to join Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong. He is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific for his Equity Capital Markets expertise. Read more here.
Yingke Law Firm to open in Taiwan
Posted 30 January 2015
China's largest law firm, Yingke Law Firm, is set to open an office in Taiwan. Chambers Asia-Pacific recognises the firm’s expertise in Real Estate & Construction and Dispute Resolution. Read more here.
DLA Piper adds three partners in Singapore
Posted 26 January 2015
John Viverito and Myles Hankin have joined DLA Piper from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, while Joseph Bauerschmidt joins the firm from Jones Day. Viverito and Hankin are recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for their expertise advising on Mongolian matters, while Bauerschmidt is highlighted for his capital markets experience. Read more here.
Historical merger between Dacheng and Dentons
Posted 23 January 2015
Dacheng Law Offices, the largest firm in China with some 40 offices on the mainland, will merge with global firm Dentons. The resulting outfit will be the largest in the world, estimated to field over 6000 lawyers globally. Read more here.