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Chinese Activist Lawyer Said to Be Detained, Beaten by Police

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been beaten and detained by police, an activist told the Associated Press.

The lawyer, Zheng Enchong, had advised Shanghai residents…

Chinese Lawyer Promotes Rule of Law as Public Interest Lawsuit Pioneer

The government of China has publicly committed itself to the goal of applying the rule of law. This has helped a 35-year-old lawyer in Beijing achieve a significant degree of…

New Call for Reinstatement of Pakistan Appellate Judges

After parliamentary elections that appear likely to result in the ouster of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, there have been renewed calls for the reinstatement of dozens of appellate judges he…

Restrictions Eased on High-Profile Pakistan Lawyer; Protest Planned re Judges

Initially jailed and then held under house arrest for months, a high-profile Pakistan lawyer has been able to speak out again after the country’s recent parliamentary elections.

Attorney Aitzaz Ahsan,…

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…

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