Asia Legal News


Osborne Clarke expands into Hong Kong
Posted 1 August 2014

Osborne Clarke has begun an expansion into Hong Kong, launching a firm in a formal association which will mature into a full Osborne Clarke office in three years. The office will be headed by corporate partner John Koh and TMT partner Marcus Vass, a new hire from Bird & Bird who is ranked in Chambers' China: TMT international firms chapter. Read more here

Budidjaja & Associates joins international alliance
Posted 25 July 2014

Indonesian firm Budidjaja & Associates has joined TAGLaw alliance, an international network for independent law firms. Budidjaja & Associates is known for its corporate expertise. TAGLaw has a network of over 9,000 lawyers in 320 offices globally. Read more here

Malaysian lawyer appointed as judicial commissioner
Posted 21 July 2014

Azizul Azmi Adnan, of Wong & Partners, part of Baker & McKenzie's international network, has been appointed as a judicial commissioner. Adnan is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific in the Malaysia Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance table. Read more here

Bingham makes China Banking hire
Posted 18 July 2014

Fred Chang has joined Bingham’s Beijing office from FenXun Partners.  Chambers Asia-Pacific recognises Chang for his expertise in Banking & Finance in China.  Read more here

Baker & McKenzie opens Brisbane office
Posted 16 July 2014

Baker & McKenzie has opened an office in Brisbane, Queensland. The office, the firm's 76th globally, will be headed by Jo Daniels, Philip Christensen and Darren Fooks. Read more here

Linklaters appoints new corporate global head
Posted 15 July 2014

Matthew Middleditch, based in Linklaters' Hong Kong office, has been appointed as the firm's new global head of corporate. Middleditch, recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong section, is taking over from Jeremy Parr. Read more here

Yulchon opens Myanmar office
Posted 10 July 2014

South Korean firm Yulchon has opened an office in Myanmar. The office will be headed by Eric Eungyong Yang in Seoul and Yong Geun Bae in Hanoi, who will be overseeing three attorneys on the ground in Yangon. Read Korea Joogang Daily’s commentary 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.