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474 ABA Journal Asia articles.

Outsourcing Alternative: Law Firm Sets Up Own Shop in India

Apparently weary of seeing clients defect to to low-cost companies in India and elsewhere when it came time to perform so-called legal process work, at least one major U.S. law…

Russian Lawyer Seeks Political Asylum Over Client Wiretapping Case

A Russian lawyer who is a well-known critic of the government there is seeking political asylum in the U.S. because of his legal work.

Boris Kuznetsov, 64, claims he is…

British Bar Groups Call for Release of Pakistan Legal Leaders

Updated: British bar groups are calling for the release and reinstatement of judges and lawyers who remain imprisoned in Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf’s Nov. 3 suspension of the constitution…

Baker Forms New Practice Group, Cites International Antitrust Concerns

Baker & McKenzie has formed an antitrust practice group in its Tokyo office in advance of a likely broadening of Japanese antitrust rules.

The firm’s Tokyo managing partner, Jeremy Pitts,…

Allen & Overy Fields New Trial Management Team

One of London’s biggest and best-known law firms has restructured its litigation management team, adding a steering group of international partners and a newly created firmwide general counsel to help…

Deposed Pakistan Chief Justice Still Under House Arrest

More than 10 weeks after the president of Pakistan suspended the country’s constitution and declared what many considered martial law, the chief justice of the country’s supreme court remains under…

Attorney Avatars Create Virtual Bar, Virtual Law & Virtual CLE Courses

In many ways, it looked like a standard bar association meeting. But the woman clad in an orange tutu and thigh-high black stockings offered one clue that the attorneys attending…

Boy Injured in China Gets $3.35M Verdict in Mass.

The escalator accident that left a 4-year-old’s hand severely injured, happened in China. But American jurors decided the case, this week awarding $3.35 million after a trial in Massachusetts.

In…

Mayer Brown Merges With Hong Kong Firm

In a move that will boost Mayer Brown’s presence in Asia, Mayer Brown announced Friday that is has agreed to merge with Hong Kong’s venerable banking and finance firm Johnson…

China Law Firms Open US Offices

The globalization of law practice is a two-way street, and, just as U.S. law firms are seeking to establish a presence in China, Chinese law firms are looking to set…

Quinn Emanuel Opens Japan Office

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges has acquired a three-lawyer Los Angeles boutique and is sending one of the partners from the new acquisition to Tokyo to launch a new…

Foley & Lardner Opens Office in China

Foley & Lardner will expand into China with a Shanghai office led by a partner recruited from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Partner Catherine Sun jumped to Foley earlier this year…

Former Top Pakistan Judge Blames Country’s Western Allies

Although bar groups throughout the world, including the ABA, have made unprecedented efforts to lobby for the restoration of the rule of law in Pakistan, a deposed Pakistan supreme court…

ABA President Asks Attorneys to Sign Pakistan Petition

The president of the American Bar Association is calling on fellow attorneys to sign an online petition seeking the restoration of the rule of law in Pakistan.

“I urge you…

Skadden Partner Dies After Airport Drug Search

A high-profile real estate lawyer from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom collapsed and died at an airport in Australia last week after a drug sniffing dog took an interest…

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