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A team of six lawyers, led by partners Adam Hugill and Alfred Ip, has left Hong Kong law firm Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) to set up a new boutique named Hugill & Ip.
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Deloitte is set to become the last of the Big Four accounting firms to establish a presence in the Hong Kong legal market, with plans to set up an affiliated law firm led by the firm’s China general counsel, James Jamison.
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Anglo-Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has reregistered its Korea practice as Australian in anticipation of Brexit disqualifying UK firms from the EU-South Korea free trade agreement.
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An anti-bribery compliance director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Hong Kong.
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Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Asia managing partner Justin D'Agostino as its next chief executive officer. In a media statement, the Anglo-Australian firm said D'Agostino would continue to be based out of Hong Kong.
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Japan’s largest law firm Nishimura & Asahi has continued its global expansion push after entering into a new formal law alliance (FLA) in Singapore with local practice Bayfront Law.
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and while the typically colourful celebrations have been muted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many law firms are still marking the month with various online initiatives and virtual events. Clifford Chance has hosted webinars spotlighting its LGBTQ+ pro bono work, while Pinsent Masons, Taylor Wessing and others have launched social media campaigns.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across countries and industries, and the region’s legal services sector is not immune. Here’s how lawyers are currently weathering the storm, and what they need to do to rebound when it’s all over.
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The annual Asian Legal Business In-house Survey sheds light on the biggest trends corporate counsels are seeing, and gives clues as to which way the industry is heading. This year’s survey focused on the challenges and disruptions of the way legal work is getting done, by who and by what. With the rise of alternative legal service providers and the growth of legal technology, the clear winners are in-house counsel.