International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (12 November 2015) announced its intention to open its first office in Myanmar and the appointment of Partner Chris Hughes, former Managing Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Yangon office, to lead this expansion. Once established, this will be the Firm’s 14th office in its 12th country and further strengthens and extends its presence in Asia where it currently has offices in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. (more…)

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Dentons and 大成 today formalized their combination. The launch follows the previously-announced timeline set in January 2015, after a vote by partners of both firms endorsing the combination, with both firms indicating that an effective date would be set by year’s end. (more…)

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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it is expanding in China and has opened an office in Beijing. The Beijing office is located in Beijing’s central business district at Suite 1101A, West Tower, Twin Towers, B12, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang district, Beijing 100022, Main Phone: +86 10 8513 5900 and Fax: +86 10 8513 5911. The establishment of the Beijing office will enable the Firm to serve its Beijing-based clients more effectively and will provide the Firm with a platform for further growth in the Greater China region. Dorsey has maintained an office in Hong Kong since 1995 and in Shanghai since 2001, and it serves a broad array of multinational clients doing business in China and Chinese clients doing business around the world. (more…)

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced the opening of an office in Seoul, South Korea to strengthen and expand its Korea practice. (more…)

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Clyde & Co is expanding its trade mark and patent filing capabilities in the Middle East, with the addition of a new direct filing office in Bahrain. Opened on 9 August 2015, this new office enables Clyde & Co to provide cost effective and high quality support on intellectual property matters in Bahrain, a key country in the region. (more…)

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Tilleke & Gibbins is delighted to announce that we have opened a new office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Building on our firm’s presence in Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, this new office will allow us to better serve our international clients who do business across Southeast Asia. (more…)

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King & Spalding will open an office in Tokyo, the firm’s eighteenth office overall and tenth office outside the United States. The new Tokyo office, along with the firm’s Singapore office, will anchor King & Spalding’s market-leading energy practice throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Joining King & Spalding as partners are Ashurst partners John McClenahan, Mark Davies, and Chris Bailey in Tokyo, and Rupert Lewi in Perth, who will form the core team and launch the firm’s Tokyo office. Well-known in the Tokyo market, this highly-regarded group represents major Japan- and Korea-based actors in the energy and resources sector including export credit agencies and financial institutions, as well as some of Japan’s largest trading houses, public natural gas companies and other blue chip project sponsors and participants. They have extensive experience supporting the development, financing and acquisition of, and resolution of disputes arising out of, major energy projects globally, including power generation facilities, gas pipeline infrastructure, floating production storage and offloading vessels, and LNG terminals. (more…)

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Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal and fiduciary services, is set to open a new office in Singapore on July 1.

The Singapore office will be co-led by newly promoted partner Sam Robertson.
The 10-year-old Forbes Hare also has offices in the BVI, the Cayman Islands and London.
“The Singapore launch is an important milestone as we celebrate ten years of business in 2015,” said corporate partner Jose Santos in a statement. “We have seen a marked growth in demand from Asian clients across all our practice groups. We are delighted now to have a presence in Singapore, and we look forward to being of further service to clients old and new.”

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White Collar specialist Samuel Williamson is joining the firm as a partner based in Shanghai, a new office for the firm. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Williamson was head of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia-based Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice. He will have a similar role at Quinn Emanuel as managing partner of the firm’s new Shanghai office, which will open once regulatory approvals are obtained. (more…)

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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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