Asia Legal News


Morrison & Foerster makes Singapore hire
Posted 17 April 2014

Shirin Tang is set to join Morrison & Foerster from Shearman & Sterling.  Tang is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific for her Corporate/M&A expertise in Singapore.  Read more here.

HWL Ebsworth acquires Adelaide firm
Posted 17 April 2014

Australian national firm HWL Ebsworth has announced that it will acquire Adelaide outfit Kelly & Co on 1 July 2014.  The acquisition will give the firm its first office in South Australia.  Read more here.

ZICOlaw adds IP partners
Posted 15 April 2014

Malaysian firm ZICOlaw has strengthened its IP practice with the addition of Linda Wang and Su Siew Ling from Tay & Partners.  Wang and Su are both recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for their Malaysia: Intellectual Property expertise.  Read more here.

Maples & Calder announce new Hong Kong office head
Posted 14 April 2014

Former London managing partner Shaun Denton has relocated to take charge of Maples & Calder's Hong Kong office.  Denton is recognised by Chambers Global for his Cayman Islands expertise.  Read more here.

Ince & Co appoint new Hong Kong office head
Posted 11 April 2014

Ince & Co has appointed David Beaves as the new head of its Hong Kong office.  Beaves is recognised for his expertise by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China: Shipping Finance section.  Read more here.

Winston & Strawn adds Taipei office
Posted 10 April 2014

Winston & Strawn has opened an office in Taipei, bringing its total number of offices around the world to eighteen.  It is the firm's fourth office in Asia.  The new office will be headed by John Alison.  Read more here.

 Hogan Lovells names new Singapore Managing Partner
Posted 7 April 2014

Hogan Lovells has annouced that Stephanie Keen will take over from James Harris as office managing partner in Singapore.  Keen will assume the position on 1 July 2014. Read more here.

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.