Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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PRC Nationals: When is it Time to go Home?

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Posted on January 21, 2011 at 6:01 AM



Since the economic recession of recent years, PRC nationals practicing in America or the UK face a dilemma. With the job market being so competitive since the crash, it has become increasingly harder for Chinese nationals to get and keep a job in the US/UK at top firms. With pressures from these firms, the economic envi...

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US-China Exchange Rate

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Some economists are suggesting that if China would stop manipulating its currency by keeping is artificially undervalued as a means of increasing its exports and fueling its tremendous economic growth. China has undervalued the renminbi for most of the past decade in order to aid its booming export-driven economy. Ch...

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Asia Market Watch: Part I

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 9:10 PM



Will the Market Dig a Hole All the Way to China?Stock prices have tumbled with, it seems, no end in sight.  The Dow broke 10,000 in the wrong direction this Monday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have let us down.  US banks are failing and consolidating at an alarming rate. An unprecedented economic bailout package, whose t...

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