Asia’s global law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is now officially open for business in Singapore, with the firm’s new office opening today in the Ocean Financial Centre.

Three KWM partners will lead the establishment of the office with an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work. (more…)

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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is pleased to announce the opening of our Ho Chi Minh City Office (“HCMC Office”) in Vietnam this May, 2015.

Our partner, Yasufumi Miki, will head our HCMC office. Mr. Miki is well experienced with Vietnam-related transactions, having been seconded since 2012 to VILAF, a leading Vietnamese law firm. Initially, he will be assisted by one Japanese qualified lawyer and one Vietnamese lawyer, both of whom have substantial experience with investments to Asia region jurisdictions, including Vietnam. (more…)

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced today that it has received a license from the South Korean government to open an office in Seoul. Charles H. Suh will serve as managing partner of the new office, which will be located in the Mirae Asset Center 1 building in the heart of the Seoul international business district. (more…)

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Global law firm Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation today announced they are joining forces to create the only fully integrated firm in Singapore that can practice across all legal service areas. The combination will establish a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration powerhouse to serve clients with strategic interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace. (more…)

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We are pleased to confirm plans to strengthen our market position in Singapore by entering into a joint law venture agreement with Singapore firm, Legal Solutions LLC.
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Atsumi & Sakai has established an office in London, becoming the first Japanese firm to open its doors in the UK.

The London office, which operates under the name Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited, advises clients on all aspects of Japanese law, with a focus on M&A, banking, capital markets and securities regulation. (more…)

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We are pleased to announce that Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (“AMT”) and Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa (“BSMA”) have entered into a definitive agreement to integrate the practices of AMT and BSMA’s principal attorneys, and that the following BSMA lawyers will join our firm as partners post-integration: (more…)

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As of 2nd March 2015, Magnusson welcomes Kristian Odebjer and Paulo Fohlin as partners based in Hong Kong. By adding Hong Kong to its geographical footprint, for the first time Magnusson expands beyond its Baltic Sea Region home base.

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King & Wood Mallesons will further strengthen its global capability, and its Asian connections and capability, with its granting of a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Singapore practice will have an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work, providing clients with a different choice of top-tier international legal expertise for cross-border and domestic work in South East Asia, and supporting Singapore-based clients with their outbound investments. (more…)

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) will further strengthen its global capability, and its Asian connections and capability, with its granting of a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers (more…)

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Adding an important hub to its longstanding Asia practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced it is opening a Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Seoul, Korea. The new office will be headed by Milbank partner Young Joon Kim, a Korean native who started his career with Milbank in New York, and for the past decade has been based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Kim was managing partner of Milbank’s Tokyo office from 1997-2003. (more…)

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At a signing ceremony today, in an historic first, 大成 (pronounced “da CHUNG”), a leading law firm in China, and Dentons, a top 10 global law firm, announced a combination that will be unique in the marketplace. The result will be the only firm to offer seamless service across Africa; Asia Pacific; Canada; Central Asia; Europe; the Middle East; Russia, CIS and the Caucasus; the United Kingdom (UK); the United States (US); and all 34 of China’s regional administrative divisions.

The new firm will have more than 6,500 lawyers in 120 locations in more than 50 countries. It is the first combination of a leading Chinese firm and a top 10 global firm. (more…)

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