Asia

Human Rights

China cracks down on lawyers said to have ‘sabotaged the legal order’

Human Rights

China detains or queries 100 lawyers, activists and others in sweep targeting human rights law firms

International Law

8 of 10 men accused in shooting of teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai are acquitted

Business of Law

Opposing moves by U.S. firms in China show difficulty of overseas practice

Terrorism

Lawyer for doctor who helped US track down and kill Osama bin Laden is assassinated in Pakistan

Law Firms

Morgan Lewis announces merger with Singapore law firm

Business of Law

Signing ceremony marks Dentons’ combination with Chinese firm, creating world’s largest law firm

Business of Law

Dentons and Chinese law firm vote to merge, producing the world’s largest law firm by head count

Law Firms

Fried Frank will ‘substantially downsize’ its offices in Asia, internal memo says

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

International Law

Chinese Communist Party announces reform measures to increase judicial independence

Law Firms

22 Bingham partners, including 18 in London, leap to Akin Gump

Annual Meeting

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Criminal Justice

Paleontologist, ‘a one-man black market in prehistoric fossils,’ gets time for $1M dinosaur sale

International Law

US criminally charges Chinese military officials with cyberspying

International Law

Lawyers boycott Pakistan courts over slaying of attorney who stayed on case despite death threats

Criminal Justice

Lawyer defending academic in blasphemy case is fatally shot at office; other lawyers go on strike

Tort Law

Potential liability for missing Malaysia Air flight depends, in part, on finding plane

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer charged with client insurance settlement theft is jailed after return from Taiwan

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