Asia Legal News


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.

Baker & McKenzie makes Melbourne hire
Posted 24 October 2014

Peter Ickeringill is set to join Baker & McKenzie from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne, Australia.  Ickeringill is recognised by Chambers Asia for his TMT expertise in Australia.  Read more here.

Bird & Bird announces Australia merger
Posted 20 October 2014

International firm Bird & Bird has announced a merger with Sydney-based Truman Hoyle Lawyers. Truman Hoyle Lawyers is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Competition/Antitrust and TMT  Australia tables. Read more here.

Kirkland & Ellis adds private equity expert
Posted 20 October 2014

Gary Li has joined the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis from Ropes & Gray. Li is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in the China Private Equity: Buyouts section. Read more here.

Hogan Lovells adds Energy expertise
Posted 20 October 2014

Alex Cull has joined Hogan Lovells in Singapore from Norton Rose Fulbright. Cull is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Singapore and Asia-Pacific Region Energy & Natural Resources sections.  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.