Duane Morris & Selvam announced that it has formally opened its Shanghai office following approval and licensure from the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China. The firm had originally announced its plans for the Shanghai office in January of 2014. The firm will work closely with clients to achieve their investment and business goals in China, with a particular emphasis on facilitating outbound investment for Chinese corporations, as well on supporting inbound investment. The firm will advise Chinese and foreign clients on foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, market entry, outbound investing, taxation, licensing and joint ventures, intellectual property matters, reporting requirements and regulatory issues. (more…)

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Duane Morris LLP announced that it has formally opened its Shanghai office following approval and licensure from the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China. The firm had originally announced its plans for the Shanghai office in January of 2014. The firm will work closely with clients to achieve their investment and business goals in China, with a particular emphasis on facilitating outbound investment for Chinese corporations, as well on supporting inbound investment. The firm will advise Chinese and foreign clients on foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, market entry, outbound investing, taxation, licensing and joint ventures, intellectual property matters, reporting requirements and regulatory issues. (more…)

www.duanemorris.com

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Pillsbury today announced the opening of its Beijing office. This is Pillsbury’s second office in the People’s Republic of China, along with its office in Shanghai.

The office opened with the arrival of two new partners, David Livdahl and Jenny Jia Sheng, who joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice. Both partners are veterans of the Paul Hastings office in Beijing, which Livdahl led. Three associates, also from Paul Hastings, are expected to join the Beijing office as well. All five attorneys will join a firmwide China team that has members in virtually all of Pillsbury’s offices. (more…)

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Global specialist law firm Dechert LLP announced today that it has opened an office in Singapore. The new office will initially focus on investment fund formation, advising investment funds, their investment managers and other industry participants. (more…)

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Fenwick & West, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, announced today the continued expansion of its China Practice with the opening of a licensed representative office in Shanghai. Fenwick partner Eva Wang, who joined the firm a year ago, will lead the Shanghai office along with five additional U.S. qualified attorneys who are resident in China: Ben Li, Ruomu Li, Jen Z. Liu, Liz Qin and Eric Yao. (more…)

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International law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that from 1 July corporate partner Stephanie Keen will be taking on the role of Singapore Office Managing Partner. She will be taking over from James Harris who has managed the office for the last 11 years. (more…)

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is pleased to announce the opening of an office in Seoul, Korea, our 23rd office worldwide and seventh in the Asia Pacific region. The office provides the firm with a local platform to represent Korean and international companies and financial institutions in one of the world’s leading and dynamic business centers. (more…)

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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is pleased to announce that we opened our Singapore Office on November 28, 2013 (more…)

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The new office marks the first opening of an international IP firm in the country (more…)

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Squire Sanders and Melli Darsa & Co. (MDC), a leading law firm in Indonesia, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to a formal strategic alliance. Under the agreement, the firms will share a joint platform for business development and the marketing of legal services in Indonesia and international markets, and work closely together for the mutual benefit of a wide range of international and domestic clients (more…)

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Bird & Bird today announced that it has opened an office in Dubai and that it is transferring corporate partner Anders Nilsson from its Stockholm office to its UAE-based team (more…)

www.twobirds.com

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Leading law firm WongPartnership has forged a strategic alliance with Malaysian boutique law firm, Foong & Partners. Malaysia will thus be WongPartnership’s fifth regional country in its network that spans the Middle East to China. The alliance will expand the footprint of both firms into two of the most dynamic markets in Asia, thereby enhancing their legal service with the firms’ combined experience, expertise and regional capabilities (more…)

www.wongpartnership.com

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