Police, DAs and prosecutors bid for enhanced encrypted data access

    25 November 2015

    District attorneys, police chiefs and prosecutors across America launched a reinvigorated campaign push for federal legislation that would provide investigators access to hitherto private, encrypted communications.


    Hong Kong: lawyer extradited

    Cleary hires capital markets partner in HK

    10 July 2015

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has hired capital markets partner Shuang Zhao in Hong Kong.


    Tokyo: October launch for firm

    Baker adds arbitration partner in Tokyo

    07 July 2015

    Baker & McKenzie has expanded its disputes practice with the hire of Joel Greer as a partner in its Tokyo office.


    China's Yingke opens in Greece

    29 June 2015

    Chinese law firm Yingke has opened an office in Greece, its 27th overseas. The new office will work in a strategic partnership between Yingke and Machas & Partners, an Athens-based law firm founded in 2011 that also has offices in London and Monaco.


    Needle Partners opens office in Kuala Lumpur

    22 June 2015

    Leeds-based law firm Needle Partners has opened a new marketing office in Kuala Lumpur to promote its English law and white label service, called Needle Network.


    Hong Kong: Regulation debate

    Second CWT partner leaves for Simmons in HK

    22 June 2015

    Corporate partner Joseph Lee has re-joined UK firm Simmons & Simmons from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Hong Kong Office. It is the firm's second such hire in a month, following the appointment of capital markets partner David Neuville.


    K&L Gates boosts Hong Kong practice with corporate hire

    22 June 2015

    The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates has hired Carolyn Sng as a partner in the corporate practice. She joins K&L Gates from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.


    New global management appointments at Reed Smith

    22 June 2015

    Corporate law firm Reed Smith has announced Lucy Dillon as its new chief knowledge officer and Steven Agnoli as its chief information officer; both started this month.


    Search for polished lawyers makes UK law firms prone to recruit the elite

    15 June 2015

    A UK academic study designed to find how the top end of employers recruit has found that law and finance firms 'continue to be heavily dominated at entry level by people from more privileged socioeconomic backgrounds'.


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