Asia Legal News


Hong Kong Bingham McCutchen lawyers joins Akin Gump
Posted 18 September 2014                                                                                        

Members of Bingham McCutchen's Hong Kong team, in addition to several lawyers from the London and Frankfurt office, have announced they are to move to Akin Gump. Among those moving is Naomi Moore, recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific’s China: International Firms Restructuring/Insolvency table. Read more here.

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints South East Asia Managing Partner
Posted 16 September 2014 

Alastair Henderson of Herbert Smith Freehills has been appointed to the role of South East Asia Managing Partner.  Henderson is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Singapore table. Read more here.

Kirkland & Ellis adds restructuring expertise
Posted 15 September 2014

Neil McDonald is to join Kirkland & Ellis from Hogan Lovells in Hong Kong. McDonald is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China: Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) section. Read more here.

O’Melveny Myers makes litigation hire
Posted 15 September 2014

Denis Brock is to join O’Melveny Myers from King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. Brock is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China: Dispute Resolution (International Firms) section. Read more here.

Duane Morris & Selvam agree Sri Lanka alliance
Posted 15 September 2014

Singapore-based law firm Duane Morris & Selvam has entered into an alliance with Gowers International Legal Consultants & Corporate Lawyers in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Read more here.

K&L Gates makes energy hire
Posted 11 September 2014 

Robert Milbourne has joined the energy practice of K&L Gates in Brisbane from Norton Rose Fulbright. Milbourne is recognised by Chambers Global for his Corporate/M&A expertise. Read more here.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan opens in Geneva
Posted 10 September 2014

Indian firm L&S has broadened its European offering with the opening of its first non-India based office in Geneva. The office will be managed by joint partner Atul Sharma and principal associate Adarsh Ramanujan. Read more here.

Nishimura & Asahi enters Indonesian strategic alliance
Posted 8 September 2014

Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi is set to establish a strategic alliance with Jakarta-based firm Rosetini & Partners, basing Japanese lawyers in the local office. The Japanese team will be headed by Noriaki Machida. Read more here

Baker & McKenzie makes Hong Kong competition hire
Posted 2 September 2014

Stephen Crosswell has joined Baker & McKenzie from Clifford Chance in Hong Kong.  Crosswell is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific for his Competition/Antitrust and TMT expertise.  Read more here.

Ogier to launch Hong Kong disputes team
Posted 2 September 2014

Ogier has launched a dispute resolution offering in Hong Kong, following the relocation of Ray Ng from the firm’s BVI office. Ng led the BVI dispute resolution practice and is recognised for his extensive litigation expertise in Chambers Global. Read more about the new practice here.

Norton Rose Fulbright makes Singapore technology hire
Posted 1 September 2014

Norton Rose Fulbright has hired technology lawyer Stella Cramer in Singapore. She was previously Head of Legal & Compliance, Data Technology & Operations, Group Legal & Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. Read more here.

Baker & McKenzie grows Asia employment practice
Posted 1 September 2014

Rowan McKenzie has joined Baker & McKenzie from Linklaters in Hong Kong. In addition, the firm has recruited Catherine Leung as a senior associate from Howse William Bowers. Both are recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China: Employment (International) table. Read more here.

Khaitan & Co grows New Dehli offering
Posted 22 August 2014

Khaitan & Co has announced that it has expanded its offering in New Dehli, with the acquisition of corporate firm PXV.  Khaitan & Co is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for its expertise in a range of practice areas in India, including Corporate/M&A and Private Equity.  Read VC Circle’s coverage here.

McCullough Robertson hires construction partner
Posted 21 August 2014

The Sydney office of McCullough Robertson has hired Adam Wallwork from King & Wood Mallesons. Wallwork is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific’s Australia: Construction & Infrastructure tables. Read more here.

PwC grows legal offering in Australia
Posted 20 August 2014

PwC is expanding its legal services in Australia, with the hire of Tony O'Malley and Tim Blue. O’Malley and Blue previously worked for King & Wood Mallesons before setting up boutique firm LCR Advisory. Read more here.

Ashurst makes several Asia-Pacific hires
Posted 20 August 2014

Anne-Marie Slot, recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the China Capital Markets: High-Yield Products table, is set to join Ashurst from White & Case. Bertie Mehigan, a star practitioner in the Singapore Restructuring/Insolvency table, will move to the firm's Hong Kong office from O'Melveny & Myers. Mehigan is joined by Indonesia expert, Joel Hogarth, who will join Ashurst's Indonesian affiliate Oentoeng Suria & Partners as a foreign legal consultant. Read more here and here.

Jones Day grows Singapore banking team
Posted 18 August 2014

Mae Chong has joined Jones Day in Singapore from White & Case. She is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Singapore: Banking & Finance table. Read more here.

WongPartnership expands in Indonesia
Posted 14 August 2014

WongPartnership has confirmed a strategic alliance with Makes & Partners in Jakarta, Indonesia. The office is the third to be added to its network over the past 12 months following a similar alliance in Malaysia, and an office opening in Myanmar.  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.