US law firms likely to continue to follow clients to Asia

Anthony Lin, writing in The Asian Lawyer last week, outlined the prospects for American law firms in Asia for the foreseeable future.  The bottom line of Lin’s article comes down to Lin’s prediction that the Asian marketplace […]

Asia-Pacific M&A activity high, characterized by intra-regional deals

LegalWeek.com reported this week that “Dealflow and value in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, last year soared to its highest level since 2001, according to new data from Mergermarket.  The region saw 2,577 deal announcements in 2013 compared […]

US law firms in renewed focus on Asia market

DLA Piper and Duane Morris have in recent months both initiated new drives to capture more work out of the Asia-Pacific region. Last December, DLA Piper announced “the appointment of [a] new three-strong Asia advisory committee…designed to […]

Ecuador and Latin America offer much to Asia’s investors

Latin America has become the most attractive and lucrative growing market and business opportunity in the world, and the second most important trade partner with China and Asia. A $4.8 trillion economy, US $26 Billion in China’s […]

How can your law firm succeed in 2014?

As 2014 approaches, law firms in the Asia-Pacific Region are faced with much opportunity as a result of regional economic growth – but they also face growing competition to attract and retain clients. That’s why it’s worth […]

It’s Time for Large Firms to Look Over the Horizon

A recent London-based publication carried a range of opinions about the shape and destiny of large law firms in 2018. For partners in these firms articles such as these can’t make comfortable reading. But I think they miss the […]

Singapore poised to become capital-raising hub for Myanmar companies

Singapore is playing an emerging “role as a magnet for Myanmar companies eager to grow as their country emerges from decades of isolation but frustrated by its crippled banking system and barely existing financial markets.  Lawyers and […]

NSW proves to be attractive to overseas investors

The New South Wales Government has been attracting overseas investment under the Significant Investor Visa (SIV). The SIV is a new category of visa introduced by the Commonwealth Government in November last year to help the country […]

Western China’s Financial Centers: Regulations Affecting Foreign Law Firms and Clients

Western China will experience a substantial influx of foreign investment as manufacturers gradually move inland away from the relatively developed and expensive east coast. Foreign goods and services are soon to follow, as Western China’s financial centers […]

Pointers to change and opportunity for law firms in Hong Kong

This post is based on recent research that provides pointers to change and opportunity for law firms in Hong Kong. Much is changing in the Hong Kong legal profession. Our research amongst law firms and their clients […]

U.S. Law Firms Facing Competitive Challenges in China

As Yun Kriegler outlined recently in The Lawyer, after spending ten years in Asia, U.S. law firm Vinson & Elkins decided to close its Shanghai office. In July 2013, the Houston-based firm announced that it will shut […]

Top UK law firm BD team operates a “sales pipeline”

UK’s Lawyer magazine held its inaugural Lawyer Management Awards in London on September 24th.  “The Lawyer’s editorial team, led by features editor Matt Byrne and an external panel of judges”, selected award recipients in law firm management […]

How to find clients for your new law practice

If you are just about to start your first law firm / practice, one of the first questions probably is how to approach potential clients and get them onboard.  The principles laid out bellow, proven and borrowed […]

“Enormous investment flow” from US to Australia driving law firm mergers

Peter Kalis, Chairman and Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates, cited the “enormous investment flow” from the United States to Australia as one primary motivating factor behind the firms recent merger with Australia’s Middletons.    Resources – […]

The state of private equity in Asia in 2013

According to Ms. Julia Leong, Hong Kong’s Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, who spoke at the 12th HKVCA China Private Equity Summit on June 11 of this year, “the private equity industry is now […]

Sales divisions, not lateral hiring – are the best avenue to BigLaw growth

The news that international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges had laid off “60 associates and 110 staff members, as well as compensation reductions for roughly 10 percent of the firm’s partners” is becoming more common among […]

How India’s lawyers can capitalize on trade with Japan

India’s lawyers have a superb opportunity to capitalize on a growing Japan-India trade relationship should they go about their efforts effectively. As the International Business Times reported, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to India last week where he met […]

Vietnam’s lawyers see opportunity in Russian nuclear power investments

As the Voice of Russia recently reported: “Vietnam’s power industry plans to build 13 nuclear power units with an overall generating capacity of 15 gigawatts by 2030″.  Vietnam.net outlined: “The nuclear power market in Vietnam at present is […]

Foreign law firms “flying into” Singapore

Singapore’s central location in the high-growth ASEAN region, it’s status as a safe financial hub and the increasing ease by which foreign firms can access the country, has led to a recent increase in the influx of […]

Are China’s largest law firms going to transform the Brussels legal market?

In the last few months both Dacheng and Yingke, China’s two largest law firms – have entered the Brussels legal market. Dacheng, via a “cooperation arrangement” with Belgium’s Dugardyn & Partners, as Euractiv recently reported – and […]