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ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The deadline for responses is Friday, January 7.
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After a game-changing 2020 and a year of patchy recovery in 2021, offshore lawyers feel that the outlook for 2022 is generally sunny despite some curveball developments in the region and globally.
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Submissions for the inaugural ALB ranking of the best law firms for cross-border M&A in Japan (inbound and outbound) are now open.
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In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the MENA* (the Middle East and North Africa) region.
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Kyu Chul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR &AJU, sheds light on his management philosophy and strategy for the firm’s growth. He also recounts some of the highlights from his time in charge and the motto he lives by.
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In its first Korea Super 30 Lawyers list, ALB spotlights standout private practitioners in the country when it comes to client service. These lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB. Some of the lawyers have been profiled.
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The COVID-19 pandemic might have posed challenges for the legal industry, but across the Asian region there are firms that have successfully overcome these challenges and continued to grow, either through headcount, or through revenue, or by continuing to add clients. The inaugural ALB Fast 30 list celebrates the tenacity and ambition of these firms. The list is in alphabetical order, and a few firms have been profiled.
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The year 2021 was undoubtedly tough for law firms, but with vaccinations on the rise and border restrictions loosening, there is hope on the horizon. As firms attempt a return to normalcy, they find the needle has shifted when it comes to the expectations of lawyers. As a result, firms are increasingly looking inward, carefully considering their needs, and how to ensure they can retain the talent they seek.
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In this new listing, ALB will pick the leading law firms in Japan based on their D&I credentials, in particular the representation and advancement of women.
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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and Latham & Watkins have advised Indian payments firm Paytm on its 183-billion-rupee ($2.4 billion) initial public offering, with Khaitan & Co and Shearman & Sterling advising the underwriters.