The Asian Lawyer
Top Stories December 4, 2013
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.
The Bangkok-based law firm has launched IP-focused offices in Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos.
The company, which was created by the Chinese government to acquire non-performing loans from state-owned banks, will use the proceeds from its listing to expand its distressed asset portfolio.
The Australian firm has brought aboard a 13-lawyer practice group from rival Herbert Geer.
Kevin Hawkins is joining local firm Vilaf in Ho Chi Minh City.
Peter McDonald was previously a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Rebekah Gay was previously a partner at Sydney boutique firm Shelston IP.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.
Singh & Associates