Office Openings- 4/23/2010

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Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM



Eversheds and NCTM are prepared to open new offices in China, looking to tap the potential of the country's legal market.Eversheds is ready to expand its practice in China with a new office in Beijing, following the three-year probationary period on its Shanghai office. Chinese law requires that international law firms ...

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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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Obama Tours Asia with Focus on Opening Foreign Markets

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Posted on November 19, 2009 at 3:11 AM



As part of President Barack Obama's current tour of Asia, he is sending the message that the US wants more open trade with countries like China. That message resonates strongly with US law firms and lawyers who are interested in pursuing business opportunities in China - but with more assurances that their investments o...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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Office Openings - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



SJ Berwin has opened a branch in Shanghai, its second office in Asia. Departing from its traditional European roots, the firm has recently launched in Hong Kong and Dubai, March 23, 2009 and April 6, 2009, respectively. Phillipp Senff and Hailong Ji, both senior associates, have relocated from Frankfurt to start the off...

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Partner Movement in Asia Continues to Build Momentum

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Partner-level candidates continue to find opportunities in new office openings in Asia as U.S. and British firms push further into the market. Despite the grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to hire in Asia. Much of this trend i...

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Office Openings - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



US firm Dorsey & Whitney opened an office in Sydney, Australia, so that it can serve US and Asia clients in the Asia-Pacific. The office will work closely with two other offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and will be headed by John Chrisman. SJ Berwin, within a month of launching an office in Hong Kong, has now set ...

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Office Openings - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



SJ Berwin has officially launched its first office in Hong Kong which will serve China and East Asia. The practice will essentially focus on securities, fund formation, corporate, M&A, real estate, energy, infrastructure and litigation. Three partners will found the office (Asia managing partner Daniel Liew, Peter T...

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Office Openings - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 8:03 PM



SJ Berwin has almost secured permission to launch its first Asian office in Hong Kong. If it does actually obtain it, Consultant Daniel Liew will become the firm’s Asia managing partner. Commercial partner Peter Tse as well as real estate partner Hans Thomas Kessler and partner Giovanna Kwong would join him as well. Thi...

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