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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.

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.