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471 ABA Journal Asia articles.

Lovells’ China Alliance a ‘Genuine First’

London-based Lovells has formed an alliance with nine Chinese law firms to provide joint legal services.

The new Sino-Global Legal Alliance is “a genuine first,” Lovells’ Asia regional managing partner,…

LeBoeuf Opens in Hong Kong

The law firm soon to be known as Dewey & LeBoeuf is opening a Hong Kong office.

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae had planned to open…

Jones Day Snares Hong Kong IP Lawyers

Jones Day has hired four intellectual property lawyers for its Hong Kong office from Baker & McKenzie’s office in the same city.

They are Peggy Cheung, Anita Leung, Chiang Ling…

India to Open Door to Foreign Law Firms?

The government of India and attorneys throughout the country reportedly are considering a proposal to make it easier for foreign law firms to establish a presence there.

Under possible legislation…

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…

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