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Withers KhattarWong's Singapore managing partners

Withers KhattarWong names joint managing partners in Singapore

Deborah Barker has stepped down as Withers KhattarWong’s managing partner, passing the baton to Shashi Nathan and Daniel Yong, effective 31 March. Barker said: “With a great sense of pride, I now entrust the leadership...

Yulchon lands Busan’s former senior prosecutor for Seoul

Former senior prosecutor Sang Mook Kang has joined Yulchon as a partner, bolstering the firm’s dispute resolution practice and global white-collar defence team in Seoul. Yong Pyo Yeom, co-head of Yulchon’s dispute resolution practice, said:...
Ashurst hires dispute, corporate partners in Tokyo and HK

Ashurst hires dispute, corporate partners in Tokyo and HK

Ashurst has hired Alexander Dmitrenko as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Tokyo and Jessica Li as partner in the global markets group in Hong Kong. Dmitrenko was a former head of Asia...

MOFO makes strategic HK hire in global investigations

Morrison & Foerster (MOFO) has appointed disputes and compliance expert Chen Zhu as a strategic partner in its global investigations and white-collar defence practice in Hong Kong. Zhu was previously a counsel at Davis Polk...
Paul Hastings Shaun Wu partner investigations and white-collar defence

Paul Hastings adds pivotal Asia partner

Paul Hastings has appointed Shaun Wu as a partner to lead the firm’s investigations and white-collar defence and international litigation practices for Greater China. Wu, who will be based in Hong Kong, is an accomplished...

Japan anti-bribery enforcement trends

By Kengo Nishigaki, Nobuhiro Matsuo, and Patrick Forman, GI&T Law Office
The gloves are off to keep the nation’s reputation spotless Japan is generally regarded as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. It was ranked 18th out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s...
Japan Law Firm Awards 2023

Japan Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan. Miran Lim and Elverina Hidayati report Japan’s economy continues to recover moderately, supported by pent-up demand, even with the GDP shrinking at an annualised pace of...

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet’s trio opens IAS Advisory

Three partners at Thai law firm Blumenthal Richter & Sumet – Ittinant Suwanjutha, Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, and Siripen Kulworakulpitak – have launched their own firm, IAS Advisory. The firm’s client base includes multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, high net-worth individuals, and startups. “Our...
Korea Law Firm Awards 2022

Korea Law Firm Awards

Asia Business Law Journal presents our top Korean law firms for 2022. Anindya Pithaloka and Lim Miran report 2022 saw South Korea’s steady path of economic recovery. Although inflation reached its highest rate since the...
Thailand Law Firm Awards

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2023 Asia Business Law Journal names the country's top law firms. Lim Miran and Putro Harnowo report Recovering global demand is softening the impact of the pandemic on Thailand. While travel restrictions...

MoFo recruits big-hitter in Tokyo

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired a former judge and legal attaché in the US to its litigation department in Tokyo. Takahiro Nonaka joins as a partner from DLA Piper. Nonaka was a judge in...
women lawyers

Gender in justice

Our collection of top women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy, struggle and loss, all towards a more inclusive legal profession. Putro Harnowo reports The legal profession has long been subject...


Governments across the region are being forced to clear the regulatory air on virtual currencies as they can no longer afford to ignore their popularity Navigation India South Korea Thailand INDIA Authorities across the world are wary of cryptocurrencies because...
Tatva Legal opens office in AP: Tatva Legal sees promise in the Andhra Pradesh region and has opened an office in Vijayawada in proximity to its existing Hyderabad office.

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Orrick exits HK market US law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has shut its Hong Kong office after its strategy of growing a technology and innovation practice in the city did not pan out. The...

Norton Rose in ascendant with FLA in Singapore

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singapore law practice Ascendant Legal. The alliance, Norton Rose Fulbright Ascendant, was created following approval from the Singapore Ministry of Law. The establishment...

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