The Asian Lawyer
Winter 2012 Supplement
In our first-ever Asia 50 survey, we asked law firms across the Asian continent and throughout Australasia to tell us how many lawyers they have. The data we gathered gives an intriguing snapshot of a fast-changing legal marketplace. Local firms have grown to giant size in China, Australia, and elsewhere. Global firms have made big bets and small ones—ranging from a thousand lawyers in Asia to just a handful. No one, it seems, wants to be left out of the game.
A decade after targeting state-owned enterprises as clients, Vinson & Elkins is riding the wave of outbound Chinese investment.
After arguing that Malaysia's highest court cribbed his opponents' brief, a lawyer faces possible jail time.
The largest recent transactions, all worth at least $500 million, involving targets or acquirors from each of six Asian jurisdictions or regions: Greater China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and South Korea.
Foreign investors are eager to move into Myanmar, but a number of challenges remain.
Pangea3's departing cofounders say that legal process outsourcing has a bright future.
An oversupply of bengoshi has led to greater hiring by corporate legal departments.
Global mergers have shaken up Australian legal market.
U.S. and U.K. firms are rushing to set up shop in Korea. Will there be enough clients to support them?
Securities litigation against U.S.-listed Chinese companies has crested.