Asia/Hong Kong

Former Canadian chief justice is latest judge to step down from Hong Kong’s top court

Beverley McLachlin announces her retirement from the Court of Final Appeal as Lord Sumption speaks out against Hong Kong’s rule of law

Two retired UK judges resign from Hong Kong’s top court

Decision of Lords Collins and Sumption comes amid mounting concern over rule of law

Mayer Brown agrees to split from Hong Kong partnership citing 'strategic priorities'

US firm will continue to operate in Hong Kong, but bulk of office will resurrect historic Johnson Stokes & Master brand

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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

Allen & Overy partner departs to head up Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Joanne Lau appointed secretary general as incumbent returns to CMS as local managing partner

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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Winston & Strawn to shutter Hong Kong office

Joint venture in the region will continue, firm says

D’Agostino wins second term as Herbert Smith Freehills CEO

Hong Kong-based D’Agostino to begin second four-year term next May

Hill Dickinson bolsters international finance bench with Ince Hong Kong team

Asset finance partner trio joins in Hong Kong alongside five fee earners to strengthen UK firm’s marine and shipping practice

‘We have to be as creative as counterfeiters’ – seven takeaways from the Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit

Delegates heard lively debate on how to tackle counterfeiters who are creative, resilient and constantly evolving

Former Allen & Overy arbitration co-head joins Hong Kong’s Temple Chambers

Matthew Gearing KC joins as an arbitrator member having earlier also chaired the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Clifford Chance hires ‘one of Asia’s top M&A lawyers’ from Linklaters in Hong Kong

Alex Bidlake joins as a partner after more than 15 years at Magic Circle rival

Linklaters adds M&A specialist in Hong Kong from Securities and Futures Commission

Roger Cheng joins Magic Circle firm’s corporate practice having led takeovers team at the regulator

Some firms might be trying to crack America – but Asia is where the action is

Access to Asia’s growing economies should be a key strategy for firms with a mature, global client base, writes WarwickPlace’s Robert Bata

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The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to Family Asset Protection

Edited by Marcus Dearle, online resource explores how key jurisdictions approach divorce, finance and the media

Clifford Chance elects 32 new partners in diverse round

Twelve women included in round that sees 39% of new US and UK partners come from minority ethnic backgrounds

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

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