Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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Beijing's Versatile Edge

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM



On May 7th 2013, Clyde & Co made a powerful decision to open a new office in Beijing. Beijing has become a magnet for many international law firms looking to expand their influence on China. For example, Clyde &Co has expanded it's client base in China within the past two to three years and in order to insure th...

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The Asia Region's Best Exchange-Rate Rally

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM



Amidst a flourishing economic climate in Asia, eyes are turning to the fluctuating currency rates more than ever.  The week of April 20th was the best week for Asian currencies in the past seven months.  Additionally, Asian shares rose the most in almost two weeks amid growth in U.S. home sales, earnings that exceeded f...

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Obama Meets with Shinzo Abe, Japan's New Prime Minister

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM



Japan’s government debt could lead to economic opportunities for the U.S.  Japan's new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, recently met with President Obama for the first time to talk face-to-face about an ambitious program to revive his country's stalled economy.  Japan's unfortunate government debt, negative trade balance and...

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The Best Foreign Currencies to Invest in for 2013

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM



As the U.S. economy shows signs of recovery this year, many Americans are expecting for the jobs lost to their cheaper and more efficient counterparts in the East to return home. As the one of the first Presidents to grapple with the shifting global economy naturally, President Obama is the most prominent advocate for "...

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China's Tousle With the SEC

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM



During the past decade, China's unprecedented economic growth and stability has captured a global audience. American companies have had mixed feelings towards the success of their Asian rival; some businesses have tapped into the extremely valuable potential of these Chinese companies while others have maintained a stri...

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Southeast Asia Boom

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 2:12 AM



It is no secret that while the rest of the world is battling an economic recession, north Asia is experiencing an economic boom. But now, as reported at the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur last week, Southeast Asia has an ever-enlarging role in the global economy. Although the investment banking revenues...

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Partner Watch

by: William Wesley

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM



The global economy faces a number of short and long-term challenges in Europe and elsewhere.  That said, legal activity remains buoyant in Asia and there are many outstanding opportunities for partners considering a move as firms open new offices, replace departing partners or implement strategic hiring initiatives.Acco...

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China's Regime Change

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM



For some time now, China, as the world’s second-largest economy and burgeoning superpower, has been executing their generational change in leadership and results were unveiled in mid November.  Many thought the composition of the Standing Committee might signal China’s continued liberalization and globalization or a ret...

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Singapore Accepting Applications for QFLP licenses

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM



Those in the Asian legal world are waiting for the Singaporean Attorney General’s announcement of firms that are approved for a Qualifying Foreign Law Practices (QFLP) license in Singapore.  The first of group of firms permitted to practice local law in December, 2008 were Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smi...

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