AABA Condemns “Muslim Ban 2.0” Executive Order

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:03 PM



San Francisco, CA – The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area denounces the executive order released on March 6, 2017.  The revised Executive Order is premised on the misguided assumption that barring Muslims and refugees from entering the United States will increase national security. Although revised,...

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It Can’t Hurt To Ask: 12 Questions You Should Ask Any Potential International Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 12:12 AM



Although thousands of attorneys will work with a recruiter this year, most will spend less time evaluating recruiters than they do researching airfares on the Internet or on Facebook.  A recruiter should play a much larger role in the job-search process than simply relaying information about opportunities, especially wh...

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EVENT: MCLE - Understanding FBI targeting of American Muslim Community

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 12:12 AM



Understanding the FBI’s Targeting of the American Muslim Community: What is Happening and What is Yet to ComeMonday, December 196:30 p.m.Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus55 Columbus AvenueSan Francisco, 94111The question on everyone’s mind is how you can use your legal expertise to help targeted communi...

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Expat Lifestyle Guide: Raising an Expat Child in an Asian Country

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 12:12 AM



For lawyers working overseas in an Asian country, raising an expatriate family could be difficult. Though traveling might provide a wealth of job opportunities, sometimes it might be quite hard on the uprooted child who must readjust to a completely new social setting. Whether it is culture shock or homesickness, a chil...

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Q4 2016 Deals

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM



DecemberCC, KWM advise VPower on Hong Kong IPO01 Dec 2016Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons have advised on Hong Kong generator and engines firm VPower Group on its $208 million initial public offering, with Shearman & Sterling and and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the banks.NovemberSkadden ...

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Living Abroad Spotlight: Hong Kong/Mainland China

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 12:11 AM



As the global economy becomes more interconnected, and working abroad becomes more desirable, many attorneys have looked to Hong Kong as an attractive location to work in China. In 2014, Hong Kong increased the number of work visas issued to foreign professionals to 31,676.  Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest finan...

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Asia Legal Awards 2017 with new Practice Area

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 24, 2016 at 12:11 AM



Are you keeping up with the Jones's?  No?  As you likely know, every year he Asian Lawyer, in association with Legal Week, China Law & Practice and The American Lawyer take nominations in specific practice areas.  These nominations are open now and awards will be presented in February.  Excitingly, a new award categ...

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The Trump Presidency Implications for Asia Pac IP

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:11 AM



With the likelikhood of the TPP moving forward, there is a question as to what will happen with IP now?An article at Lexicology.com posted on this topic just yesterday, citing:A possible trade deal between Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and countries including Australia and New Zealand having free trade...

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Expat Lifestyle Guide: Schooling Options in Asia

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 12:11 AM



Living and moving abroad brings about many challenges besides just landing the right law firm job.  We have started the Expat Lifestyle Series to help our expat candidates make a smooth transition to what can be a disruptive and stressful process.  It’s important that your family feels at home in their new locale and sc...

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An Expat’s Guide to Finding an Apartment Abroad

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 12:10 AM



No matter what city an expat relocates to, it is becoming increasingly simple to find living accommodations which cater to a foreigner’s needs and there are people at each step of the process to make the relocation as easy and comfortable as possible.TokyoOnce moving to Tokyo, apartments are usually acquired through a r...

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