The Asian Lawyer
Top Stories May 21, 2013
The Los Angeles firm has publicly stated its aim to have a Seoul office of as many as 150 lawyers and to practice Korean law as soon as it can. Can Sheppard Mullin really make itself a leader in an ultracompetitive market?
A consortium led by Blackstone Group is proposing to take China's largest IT outsourcing company private.
If successful, the $270 million listing will be the first in Hong Kong by a Korean company.
Nishant Menon and Neeraj Grover have joined Kochhar from Dua Associates and Zeus IP, respectively.
The U.K. firm has brought aboard former Dewey & LeBoeuf Beijing office head Ingrid Zhu-Clark.
No reason has yet been given for Tony O'Malley's "mutually agreed" stepping down.
Former Kim & Chang senior foreign attorney John Rhie will relocate from Seoul to head the U.S. litigation firm's Asia international arbitration practice.
A significant amount of yen is flowing into Southeast Asia as Japanese companies seek growth outside the country. The lawyers aren't far behind.