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Withers announces alliance in Australia
Posted 19 December 2014                  

Withers has established a private client offering in Australia through an alliance with Balazs Lazanas & Welch in Sydney and SBL Shmith in Melbourne. The newly formed Withers SBL will focus on the private client market in both Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region.  Read more here. 

Stephenson Harwood picks up energy partner
Posted 2 December 2014

Lynia Lau has joined Stephenson Harwood in Beijing from Clyde & Co. Lau is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Energy & Natural Resources: China section. Read more here.

King & Wood Mallesons announces leadership changes
Posted 2 December 2014

King & Wood Mallesons has announced that Sydney partner Michael Barker will be the new managing partner of M&A and tax on its Australian executive team. He replaces Tim Bednall, who will be relocating to London, where he will take up the role of global coordinator, M&A. Read more here.

Han Kun Law Offices opens in Hong Kong
Posted 27 November 2014                                                                          

Han Kun Law Office has opened an office in Hong Kong in association with local firm Choy, Cheung & Co. The office, its first outside of mainland China, will be led by Dafei Chen, formerly of the firm's Beijing office. Read more here.

Promotions for Mayer Brown Southeast Asia associates
Posted 24 November 2014

The latest round of partner promotions at Mayer Brown sees Singapore-based projects lawyer Ben Thompson and Ho Chi Minh City's David Harrison made up to partner. Thompson is identified for his work in Thailand and Harrison features in the Vietnam: Banking & Finance rankings. Read more here.

Simmons & Simmons makes Hong Kong insurance hire
Posted 14 November 2014

Simmons & Simmons has announced that Martin Lister will join its insurance group from Edwards Wildman Palmer in Hong Kong. Lister is recognised for his expertise in the Chambers Asia-Pacific China Insurance (International Firms) table. Read more here.

Clyde & Co grows Singapore shipping team
Posted 13 November 2014

Gerald Yee is set to join Clyde & Co in Singapore from Colin Ng & Partners. A shipping law specialist, he will also be a director with domestic firm Clasis LLC, with which Clyde & Co has a joint law venture. Read more here.

Debevoise & Plimpton makes Hong Kong litigation hire
Posted 10 November 2014

Mark Johnson has joined Debevoise & Plimpton from Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong. Johnson is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China Dispute Resolution and China Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory sections. Read more here.

Clyde & Co opens Brisbane office
Posted 28 October 2014

Clyde & Co has opened an office in Brisbane, its fourth office in Australia. The office will be managed by former Sparke Helmore partner Matthew Pokarier. 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.

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 chapters 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.

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

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.