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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

The Global Legal Post launches new edition of  luxury law comparative guide

Third edition edited by Fabrizio Jacobacci and Alan Behr is essential reading for luxury brands

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

Bird & Bird’s former London arbitration head launches own practice

Nick Peacock ‘excited to be truly independent and conflict-free for first time’

Xiaomi hit by FRAND lawsuits in France and India

Patent holding company Sun Patent Trust is asking the Paris Judicial Court to determine a global FRAND rate, while India will examine infringement

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Fusing food and fashion: bon appétit à la mode

In the fashion and food industries, successful collaborations underscore the importance of protecting brands and innovation, write Remfry & Sagar lawyers Radha Khera and Bisman Kaur

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

Fountain Court’s Matthew Gearing KC becomes first former solicitor called to Singapore Bar

The former A&O partner joins KCs Toby Landau, Sapna Jhangiani and Jern-Fei Ng as UK appointments to the Law Society of Singapore

‘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 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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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

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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The Global Legal Post launches international comparative guide to cryptoassets

Edited by Brown Rudnick partners Jane Colston and Jessica Lee, online resource outlines emerging legal frameworks for cryptoassets

South Korea’s legal profession lags on gender equality, IBA report finds

Just 29% of all lawyers in South Korea are female, with women making up only 13% of senior positions at law firms

Macau’s proactive data protection rights for luxury brands

Local lawyer Bruno Nunes explains that luxury brands operating in Macau often overlook crucial data privacy regulations, which can result in significant fines

WFW completes double energy partner hire from McDermott in Singapore

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi and Merrick White’s move leaves McDermott with just one Singapore partner

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

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