The current cultural and economic situation in Asia has made the continent a prime destination for lawyers specializing in international relations. This trend is being reflected in current top-level transfers among the world’s most prominent law firms as these companies begin seeking experts to deal with the expanding market.
For example, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Paul W. Theiss, a corporate partner at Mayer Brown LLP, would soon be taking over as chairman of the entire company. His term will last for three years, beginning in earnest on June 1st of 2012. He was appointed to shift company focus specifically on the New York, London and Hong Kong metro areas.
“We are absolutely committed to maintaining our strengths as well as becoming stronger in the world’s leading financial centers,” said Theiss, according to the news source. “We are seeing many clients using us in more practices in more offices.”
Hong Kong is receiving particular attention, as attorney headhunters consider the city to hold extraordinary potential for the future. PEHub reported international law firm Ropes & Gray is currently becoming formally accredited in Hong Kong law, which includes areas like private equity, M&A, public takeovers, equity capital markets and debt capital markets. The firm recently hired two new partners to help deal with the expected influx of business.
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