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Japanese Justice System May Change

Criticized for its almost 100 percent conviction rate, Japan’s legal system is in need of an overhaul, many believe. Among the critics is the country’s bar association, which condemned the…

New Norm: Sending Legal Work Abroad

Once upon a time, U.S.-based corporations routinely hired American law firms to do virtually all of their legal work. But today, using cheap foreign lawyers—or even American lawyers in lower-paid…

Lawyer Helps Free Ex-Classmate

A lawyer from DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., has helped free a former Harvard classmate from a Chinese prison.

Jared Genser works on behalf of imprisoned dissidents through a boutique…

Jail a Risk for Vietnam Investors

Investors hoping to make big money in Vietnam face risks, not the least of which is jail.

That’s the lesson learned by American businessman Hoan Nguyen, who sat in a…

A Bitter Japanese Poison Pill

Japan’s Supreme Court has affirmed a company’s right to mount a poison-pill defense to a corporate takeover.

The court ruled for Bull-Dog Sauce Co. in a suit by a hedge…

China Now Regulates Reincarnation

As of Sept. 1, Tibet’s exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, may no longer reincarnate himself—or recognize the reincarnation of others—without permission from China’s communist, atheist government.

That is one key…

Pakistan Prez, Top Judge Reconciling?

Four months after he sought to remove Pakistan’s top judge from the bench, the country’s president is now trying to get back on his good side.

After a July 20…

Khmer Rouge Interrogator Charged

The Khmer Rouge’s chief inquisitor was charged with crimes against humanity today by a Cambodian-United Nations tribunal.

The man widely known as Duch is the first official from the notorious…

Counterfeit Arrests a ‘Milestone’

A Microsoft lawyer who battles illegal copies of the company’s software sees “a real milestone” in yesterday’s seizure of more than $500 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeits.

The FBI and…

Sisters Head Lawyer-Led Pakistan Cause

In addition to Pakistan’s suspended top judge, two sisters, both attorneys and longtime political activists, are among the emerging leaders in a lawyer-led movement to promote judicial independence and a…

Pearl’s Widow Sues Major Pakistan Bank

The widow of a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and murdered in Pakistan by terrorists in 2002 has sued his alleged killers, al-Qaida, and Pakistan’s biggest bank in federal court…

12 Dead at Pakistan Lawyers’ Rally

A suicide bomb blast today at a Pakistan rally for lawyers supporting the country’s embattled chief justice has killed at least 12 people.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry was not…

Duane Morris Opens Offices in Vietnam

Broadening its expansion into Asia, a major Philadelphia firm has announced it will open two offices in Vietnam.

Duane Morris, a business firm with an attorney roster of 650, announced…

Now Outsourced to India: Child-bearing

It isn’t just data entry, computer programming and some legal work that’s being outsourced to India these days.

Infertile couples from the U.S. and other foreign countries are now paying…

China Executes Ex-Drug Chief

China has executed the former director of its Food and Drug Administration for taking bribes to approve medicines.

Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted of taking cash and gifts worth more than…

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