Entries by leadersinlaw

APT Legal to open new offices across India

New Delhi-based APT Legal, will be opening new offices in Mumbai, Jaipur, Allahabad (Prayagraj) and Patna. Having started out as Chamber Practice, APT Legal has been representing clients both in the private sector and public sector, pan-India. The firm handles litigations before the Supreme Court, high courts and appellate tribunals. The firm’s partners focus on […]

Pinsents and HSF’s US links pay off in $7.5bn telecoms deal

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Pinsent Masons have teamed up with firms in the US on a complex $7.5bn deal between telecoms companies CommScope and Arris. The transaction will see network equipment provider CommScope buy software maker Arris, a fellow US-headquartered that is listed on the NASDAQ. Pinsents London partners Rob Hutchings and Roberta Markovina advised […]

Macau firm plots regional Greater Bay Area coverage

MdME Lawyers has made history as the first Macau law firm established in Hong Kong following approval from Hong Kong’s Law Society to register as a foreign firm and practice Macau law in Hong Kong. MdME, which made the announcement on the same day the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge was opened to the public, bills itself […]

Japan grants cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Wednesday gave the cryptocurrency industry self-regulatory status, permitting the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association to police and sanction exchanges for any violations. The government has been reviewing its approach toward an industry that has been hit twice by large-scale thefts. The FSA approval gives the industry association rights to […]

HMRC finds a new legal head from Defra

HM Revenue and Customs has appointed a new general counsel, taking on the legal director of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Alan Evans will take on the top legal role at HMRC on 1 January 2019, advising on all aspects of tax law and leading its litigation team. He will also be […]

Int’l law firms clash with HK Law Society

Partners from 15 international law firms in Hong Kong have drafted a letter expressing their concerns over proposed rules from the Law Society that would curtail employment opportunities for foreign lawyers in Hong Kong, and tighten up so-called “loopholes” in the city’s legal market. The South China Morning Post first broke the story, revealing that […]

William Fry takes on new pensions head from Eversheds

William Fry has appointed a new head of pensions, taking partner Ian Devlin from Eversheds Sutherland. Ian Devlin Devlin had been at the Dublin office of Eversheds for 18 years, having trained at the firm at the turn of the Millennium. At Eversheds, he advised employers, pension scheme trustees and pension providers on pension issues. He […]

DHH launches a presence in Seattle (双语)

The Opening Ceremony of Beijing DHH Law Firm Seattle Office was held at the Safeco Plaza Building on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle, which witnessed the establishment of the 47th office of Deheng Law Group as well as the 9th overseas office. On the opening ceremony, the Seattle office of Beijing DHH Law Firm and […]