How Hong Kong law firms can win in the China energy game

China has now become the world’s largest net importer of oil – having recently overtaken the United States in the role – according to Anthony Fensom, writing in The Diplomat this week.  Indeed, China’s energy needs are so great that available […]

Why Japan needs an energy law blog

Shoichi Itoh, Senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Economics in Japan has outlined in an article published by the Brookings Institution the urgent need Japan has for energy resources post-Fukushima disaster.  As a result of Japan’s earthquake of […]

Why law firm growth is not dead

In a recent interview with Lee Pachia of Bloomberg Law, Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith Esq outlined the essence of his new book entitled: Growth is Dead, Now What? – his belief that the data […]

Indonesia’s growing economy a major opportunity for lawyers

“The Indonesian economy, the biggest in Southeast Asia” grew by 6.2% last year, as BBC News reported this week .  Down from 6.5% in 2011, the Indonesian economy still grew markedly faster than the US (2.2% ) and […]

Asia’s largest law firm forms new Gulf States alliance

Trade Arabia reported today that “Hussain Lootah & Associates (HL&A) Law Firm, one of the GCC’s leading law firms, has signed a cooperative agreement with China-based Dacheng Law Offices (DLO), Asia’s largest law firm.” Both firms have agreed to “lend […]

US and Chinese law firms, seeking overseas business, form marketing tie-ups

As the Philadelphia Enquirer reported last month, US law firm White & Williams LLP and Chinese law firm Winners “formalized an alliance to help each other’s clients” last month in Tianjin, China.  The work to form an alliance began three […]

Global mergers point to a need for law firm sales divisions

Mike O’Horo,  Co-Founder of law firm business development consultancy RainmakerVT  —  in reaction to the 2012 announcement of global law firm mergers by Dentons and Norton Fulbright, wrote that: “When I see these mega-firm combinations, the […]

Team sales pros with content-expert lawyers to win new business

Mike O’Horo, Co-Founder of RainmakerVT, a legal business development consultancy, wrote in a recent blogpost that: “Law firms should emulate their corporate clients and hire experienced full-time professional salespersons and team them up with content-expert […]

Myanmar’s first investment bank reflects the regions opportunity for professional services firms

The opening of the Myanmar economy to international trade and the democratization of the country have been widely reported around the world in recent months. As the New York Times reported: “After years of stagnation, change […]

China, Japan, fuel growth in international energy mergers and acquisitions

While overall ”global M&A activity is down 15% from last year, Chinese and Japanese firms, [on the other hand], have [been on a buying spree] — [having] bought a record number of overseas companies… mostly in the oil and […]

Why Silicon Valley may produce the law firm of the future

San Francisco and Silicon Valley to its’ south, both sit at the nexus of innovation, entrepreneurialism, private equity and venture capital.  Sitting astride the companies and visionaries who are best known to the world as […]