Tag: Foreign law firms in Asia

India virtually closes the door to entry of foreign law firms

The much awaited verdict of the Supreme Court of India was pronounced recently which virtually closed the door for entry of foreign law firms. The Government has drafted an updated defence policy which seeks to increase foreign […]

What opportunity do law firm mergers in Asia create for foreign law firms?

Local law firms in China remain the most attractive merger partners in Asia for foreign law firms, according to Hong Kong-based Ben Cooper, Managing Director, GRMExecutive.  Cooper outlines the reasons why these mergers remain so attractive in this interview: […]

Acritas publishes second annual Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index

UK-based market research firm Acritas has just just published the second annual Asia-Pacific Law Firm Brand Index, with Baker & McKenzie placing first – and King & Wood Mallesons, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fullbright and Kim […]

For some foreign law firms, not being in Asia is an Asia strategy

Another foreign law firm has chosen to not maintain a physical presence in Asia – while instead focusing on foreign direct investment from Asia into the jurisdictions where they practice. This strategy is employed by firms primarily […]

Foreign law firms facing unique challenges in Asia

As has been widely reported, the Asia-Pacific region has become the new focus of attention for international law firms.  At the same time, international competition in the region is accelerating.  In the recently published book: A Comprehensive […]

New book provides “A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets”

A new book entitled A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets has just been published.  Authored by this writer  (John Grimley) and published by London-based Ark Group, the book begins with an introduction analyzing whether projections […]

New research outlines Asia-Pacific regional opportunities for international law firms

Eric Chin (@EricJYChin), Senior Analyst to the professions on strategy, structure, capital, acquisitions and disposals at Beaton Capital in Melbourne has just published new research outlining opportunities for international law firms in the Asia Pacific region. As […]

Latin America – Asia bilateral trade growth offers law firms new business opportunities

The high growth and increasingly mutually engaged economies of Latin America and Asia offer significant new business development opportunities to law firms and other professional services firms – provided they put in place and execute plans to […]

South Korea’s lucrative legal market opens to foreign firms

As a result of two recent landmark free trade agreements between South Korea and the European Union and the United States, the South Korean legal market will now be open for American and European law firms. South […]

Singapore legal market liberalization: How your law firm can benefit

Jessica Seah reports in an article entitled Singapore to Allow Domestic-Foreign Law Firm Mergers which appeared on February 15, 2012 in The Asian Lawyer that Singapore’s Parliament has approved legislative changes that would clear the way for mergers between […]

How smaller foreign law firms can benefit from Korean legal market liberalization

AsiaOne News reports in a February 17, 2012 article by Yang Sung-jin entitled Foreign Law Firms Rush into Korea that “Major American and European law firms plan to enter the Korean market in the coming months…sparked by the Korea-U.S. […]