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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Asia: Finding the Right Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Foreign firms are starting to proactively approach foreign universities seeking attorneys for their China offices. US and UK firms have always been eager to bring over bilingual expats from the US, UK and AUS. Over the last few years, firms have been increasingly focusing on attorneys with exposure in the US, UK or AUS,...

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Norton Rose Merges with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

by: Sujin Park

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM



The London based Norton Rose will be merging with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P, to form Norton Rose Fulbright beginning on June 1, 2013. One of the largest law firms in the United States with over 50 practices, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P has long been involved with energy work and health care. Steven Pfeiffer, cha...

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Upcoming Events: November- December 2012

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM



 When: November 27th, 2012, 6 pm- 8 pmLocation: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Greathall, James R Browning Courthouse 95 Seventh St, San Francisco, CADescription: Join the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area for a reception to celebrate the accomplishments of Asian American justi...

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The Indian Government officially recognizes China and Hong Kong as Jurisdictions

by: Sujin Park

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM



On March 19th, the Indian government decided to officially recognize China and Hong Kong as jurisdictions to which the New York Convention would apply. This means that arbitrations awards obtained in China, Hong Kong and Macaus will now be enforced in India under the New York Convention. This decision is crucial to the ...

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Increased Demand for Hedge Fund Lawyers in Asia

by: Harris

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM



A recent article published by AsianInvestor on September 26 brings the lack of legal talent for Asian hedge funds to attention. Recent increases to both local and international regulations and requirements have raised demand for regulatory and compliance functions and services, for example, Singapore’s new fund manager ...

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Update: Reform on Chinese Patent Law

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM



The People’s Republic of China’s State Intellectual Property Office  (SIPO) released a proposed fourth amendment of the Chinese Patent Law for public comment.  Components of note in the amendment include increasing SIPO’s power to administratively enforce patent law (in comparison to judicial enforcement), and increasin...

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Partner Moves & Promotion 8/24/12

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Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM



Jones Day has announced that Maria Tan Pedersen has joined as their banking and finance practice as a partner and will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Formerly a partner with K&L Gates, she is an international projects and commercial lawyer, with an extensive and diverse background in international and dome...

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Deal Watch 8/25/12

by: Sujin Park

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM



August 23, 2012 Allen & Gledhill advises CapitaLand Ltd Allen & Gledhill advised CapitalLand Ltd (CapitaLand) in a $5 billion Euro medium term note programme. This deal will be unconditionally guaranteed by CapitaLand. DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, JP Morgan (SEA) Ltd, Morgan S...

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