Asia Legal News

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.

AnJie Law Firm launches Shanghai office
Posted 17 October 2014                                                   

AnJie Law Firm has opened a new office in Shanghai. The office is led by former Grandall Law Firm partner and private equity specialist Cai Hang. Read more here.

Sidley Austin adds litigation expertise
Posted 14 October 2014

Scott Nonaka has joined Sidley Austin’s San Francisco office from O’Melveny & Myers in Japan.  Nonaka is recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Japan Dispute Resolution: International Firms section.  Read more here.

New managing partner for Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices
Posted 13 October 2014

Baker & McKenzie have announced the appointment of Milton Cheng as the new managing partner of the firm's Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices. Milton Cheng has been with the firm for over 20 years and is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in the China Investment Funds space. Read more here.

ZICOlaw opens in Hanoi, Vietnam
Posted 3 October 2014

Malaysian firm ZICOlaw has expanded its ASEAN presence with the opening of an office in Hanoi, Vietnam. The office will be managed by banking & finance partner Phuong Nguyen. Read more here.

Norton Rose Fulbright makes Hong Kong Shipping hire
Posted 25 September 2014

Jonathan Silver has returned to Norton Rose Fulbright from Howse Williams Bowers in Hong Kong.  Silver is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in the China Shipping: Finance (International Firms) section.  Read more here. 

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.

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.