Asia/China

Dechert shuts Frankfurt arm ahead of impending Chicago, Beijing and Hong Kong closures

Top 40 US firm closed office in April leaving it with a single German base in Munich

Morrison Foerster latest to shutter China office

Top 50 US firm says it can best serve China clients from Hong Kong and Shanghai as it shutters four-partner Beijing office

TikTok parent ByteDance names former Warner Bros. legal chief as new GC

John Rogovin replaces Erich Anderson, who moves to a special counsel role amid a potential US ban on TikTok

‘An important moment in Chinese IP litigation’ – Burberry celebrates trademark infringement win in ‘key market’

The Baneberry brand sold products infringing the luxury retailer’s IP in pop-up shops and online

Sidley Austin to close Shanghai office

Chicago-founded Sidley latest US firm to scale back in China as it consolidates operations in Beijing and Hong Kong

Mayer Brown to split from bulk of greater China arm, according to reports

Nikkei Asia reports that Hong Kong lawyers will revive historic Johnson Stokes & Master brand

Weil closes Beijing base, ‘in discussions’ to shutter in Shanghai

Move sees Weil become latest international law firm to retreat from mainland Chinese market

Amazon seizes seven million counterfeit products in 2023

E-commerce giant’s report shows number of fake products jumped by a million, as it increasingly leans on AI to detect fakes

Orrick shutters Shanghai, Taipei offices

US firm cites continued commitment to APAC as it becomes latest international practice to close a mainland China base

Volkswagen is latest carmaker to join Avanci’s 5G licensing programme

Group that includes Audi and Seat joins more that 25 automotive brands that can now use the standard essential patents of more than 60 patent holders

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Legal protections for AI-generated work in China

DLA Piper lawyers Edward Chatterton and Wilson Lung explain a recent Chinese court judgment and review how luxury brands can protect copyright in AI-assisted work

Understanding green trademarks in China and Hong Kong

As green marks grow in advertising, DLA Piper lawyers Elizabeth Wong and Liam Blackford provide guidance on trademark rules in China and Hong Kong

Nokia and China’s Vivo settle international patent dispute with 5G cross-licensing deal

Finnish telecoms equipment maker secures sixth 5G deal in 13 months as smartphone licence renewal cycle draws to a close

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China decoupling will continue for Western law firms in year ahead

WarwickPlace Legal’s Robert Bata wraps ups his predictions for 2024 with a look at how legal industry trends will pan out in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America

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Quinn Emanuel makes up 14 partners in round dominated by women

Ten female lawyers make the grade, 70% of the cohort

Huawei and Sharp sign patent cross licensing deal of 4G and 5G technology

Chinese and Japanese technology companies agree to license their mobile standard essential patents

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HFW adds 20-strong team in Australia and China from MinterEllison

Five partners join with core team to bolster HFW’s corporate, projects and regulatory offering in the region

White & Case announces 42-lawyer partner promotion class

Cohort edges down from 46 last year with proportion of women slipping from 52% to 36%

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