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Stamford Law merges with Morgan Lewis

Singapore law firm Stamford Law will merge with US giant Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP on April 1st. This unique development is a full merger, with legacy Stamford partners becoming partners in Morgan Lewis, and with the merged firm being able to advise on Singapore law matters, including litigation. Read more here.

Pinsent Masons to launch in Australia 

Pinsent Masons is launching in Australia later in 2015. It plans to open in Sydney and Melbourne with a five-partner team focusing on the infrastructure sector. Read more  here

Corporate partner joins Norton Rose Fulbright
Posted 03 March 2015 

Corporate and capital markets partner David Johnson has joined the Hong Kong office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Mr. Johnson is ranked as an expert based abroad in Chambers' Philippines Corporate & Finance tables. Read more here.

Andrea Rezos joins Norton Rose Fulbright
Posted 03 March 2015  

Real estate partner Andrea Rezos has joined Norton Rose Fulbright's Perth office in Australia. She has over 15 years of experience working on real estate matters. Read more here.

India IP firms merge
Posted 03 March 2015 

Intellectual property specialist Lall & Sethi is to merge with family-owned boutique firm Singh & Singh. The new nine-partner firm will be called Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi. Read more here.

Japanese firm opens in Bangkok
Posted 03 March 2015 

Major Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is to open an office in Bangkok in the Spring of 2015. The office will be headed by Masatake Yone, who will continue to work closely with the firm's Tokyo office and local firm Chandler & Thong-Ek. Read more here.

Hogan Lovells hires three IP lawyers
Posted 03 March 2015 

Hogan Lovells' Hong Kong office have hired partners Eugene Low, Alan Chiu and consultant Kenny Wong as part of its IP team. Mr. Low is ranked as an up-and-coming partner in Chambers' China Intellectual Property: International Firms rankings. Read more here.

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.

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.