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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 The Lawyer's coverage (subscription required) of this story here.

Fenwick & West grows corporate M&A practice
Posted 21 January 2015

Niping Wu joins Fenwick & West from Kaye Scholer in Shanghai. Wu is recognised in the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide for her work in private equity. Read The Lawyer's coverage here.

Hogan Lovells grows Vietnam practice
Posted 19 January 2015

Samantha Campbell has joined Hogan Lovells from Gide Loyrette Nouel as the new head of the Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi offices in Vietnam. Campbell is recognised across a number of practice areas including Banking & Finance. Read more here.

New corporate partner joins Reed Smith
Posted 14 January 2015

Matt Gorman, formerly of Stephenson Harwood, has joined Reed Smith's Singapore office as partner. He will be spearheading the launch of the firm's corporate practice in South-East Asia. More info here.

Cadwalader expands Hong Kong office
Posted 12 January 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has welcomed a seven-strong team led by Michael Liu to its Hong Kong-based Greater China practice from Latham & Watkins. Liu is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in Corporate/M&A. Read more here.

Launch of Singapore International Commercial Court
Posted 9 January 2015

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was formally launched this week by Chief Justice of Singapore Mr Sundaresh Menon. 11 international judges have been appointed by the court, hailing from the UK, US, Australia, France, Japan and Hong Kong. Read more here.

JSA opens in Ahmedabad
Posted 6 January 2015                                            

Indian firm J Sagar Associates has opened an office in Ahmedabad, taking its total number of offices to seven. The office will be led by partner Bijal Chhatrapati, formerly of Singhi & Co. Read more here.

Greenberg Traurig opens in Japan
Posted 6 January 2015                                      

Greenberg Traurig has opened an office in Tokyo, the firm's third in Asia. Koji Ishikawa, formerly of DLA Piper, will head the office. He will be joined by Koichiro Ohashi and Yuji Ogiwara, who join from White & Case. Read more here.

Gibson Dunn adds Singapore banking partner
Posted 6 January 2015                

Jamie Thomas has joined Gibson Dunn from White & Case in Singapore. Thomas is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his banking expertise in Singapore. Read more here.

Kennedys set to grow in China
Posted 6 January 2015                                                                             

Kennedys has announced a co-operation agreement with Chinese law firm AnJie. AnJie currently has offices in Shanghai and Beijing. 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.