Bird & Bird adds Ashurst corporate partner for Tokyo launch

Office to handle outbound work for Japanese clients as UK firm aims to reach €1bn revenue in five years

Greenberg, Goodwin shepherd Ono Pharma’s $2.4bn Deciphera acquisition

Greenberg counsels Ono in deal to expand Japanese group’s oncology portfolio and US presence

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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

  • 4mos

Around the house: Disney promotes GC to CLO role, Olympus lines up global GC replacement

This week’s roundup of top in-house moves also includes appointments at Circana, John Wood Group, Agoda and Northern Trains

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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Global decrease in trademark filings, WIPO reports, but continued rise in patents

IP filings have “braved” the pandemic, but WIPO director general warns of geopolitical instability and an uncertain economic outlook

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Patent platform Avanci launches single licence as carmakers gear up for 5G connected cars

Mercedes Benz becomes first car maker to sign up to 5G connected vehicle licensing programme

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Linklaters builds in Japan with corporate partner from Nishimura & Asahi

Hire of Yoshiyuki Asaoka follows magic circle firm adding Ashurst’s Tokyo M&A and Asia insurance sector lead last spring

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

Watson Farley & Williams hires White & Case asset finance team for Tokyo debut

UK firm follows up Seoul launch in February with new office focused on aviation and maritime finance work

‘A time of significant transition' – The Global Legal Post launches international guide to ESG laws and regulations

Practical tool for businesses and their advisers is edited by Debevoise’s Ulysses Smith and features contributions from array of top firms

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MoFo and Freshfields advise on Fujitsu’s €432m takeover of Germany's GK Software

Deal features undertaking by GK Software's founders to sell their shareholdings

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Japan’s Anderson Mori opens in London as firm expands outside Asia for first time

New London arm will be led by former Singapore office rep Atsutoshi Maeda

Linklaters bolsters corporate practice with Ashurst M&A lead in Tokyo

Tracy Whiriskey comes aboard following number of recent laterals to Links’ wider M&A practice as deals market booms

Nelson Mullins, Simpson Thacher lead Japan's Coincheck through $1.3bn SPAC merger

Allen & Overy, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Littler Mendleson, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek also act on merger with Thunder Bridge Capital Partners

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Squire Patton Boggs elevates 26 to partner in diverse promotions round

Some two thirds of the cohort is diverse according to gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation according to the firm

Dentons hires Hogan Lovells' sustainability head to lead global ESG efforts

Tokyo-based Aragon St-Charles tasked with helping new firm distinguish itself as 'leader and innovator' in field

  • 2yrs

Lawyers from Trussardi and Loro Piana to debate influencer marketing’s impact on luxury sector

Webinar hosted by Luxury Law Alliance and Bird & Bird will explore ‘trends, tips and opportunities’

White & Case promotes largest partner class ever in EMEA-focused round

More than half of the New York firm's latest promotions were made across its EMEA offices