Evan here, just finishing another all-nighter at about 10am EST I am not proud to say (after all, have to still work on Asia market time when I am stateside with family in our Miami Beach home). Apologies for the couple of weeks without a new post. It has been a very busy past four [...]
Morris Manning has the distinction of being the first Atlanta-based law firm to open an office in Beijing. Troutman Sanders, a firm which also originated in Atlanta, has offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, but not in Beijing. Morris Manning has five offices in Georgia, one of each in the following: North Carolina, Washington, Taipei and now one in Beijing.
Evan here. Although the lateral market in Asia continues to be very slow, as expected in the downturn, we have seen a substantial upturn in interviewing of our candidates in Asia recently. For example, currently the following of my associate candidates are actively interviewing in Asia, each at multiple firms (there are others with single [...]
SJ Berwin has launched an office in Dubai, less than a month after opening its Hong Kong office. Tim Taylor and Benjamin Aller, who up to now stationed in London and Paris, respectively, are moving to the Dubai office. Taylor focuses on litigation, while Aller does mostly private equity fund formation. Expanding into Asia and the Middle East is a big step for SJ Berwin; previously, the firm concentrated on expanding in Europe.
Lovells has formed a real estate practice group in Dubai by recruiting Mohammed Kamal. The former Al Tamimi partner, where he worked from 2004 to 2009. Kamal has joined the firm as of counsel and will be leading the team of three. Lovells launched its Dubai office in 2007.