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478 ABA Journal Asia articles.

Interpol IDs Suspect Despite Swirled Photos

Photographs of an alleged pedophile posted on the Internet by Interpol in what reportedly was the first such effort ever made by the international law enforcement agency have reaped immediate…

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Abducted and Beaten

A Chinese human rights lawyer says he was abducted, beaten and warned to leave Beijing last weekend.

Li Heping told the New York Times that after…

Top India Law Salary: $7K + Stock Options

The starting annual salary for a graduate of one of India’s top law schools working in an outsourced position for a major U.S. law firm is less than an American…

Manhattan Work at Mumbai Prices

Inside India’s hottest legal outsourcing team

Lawmaker: Feds Didn’t Spot Cyber-Attack

Saying that the Department of Homeland Security didn’t notice for months that its computer system had been attacked by hackers, a Congressman who works closely with the department is now…

Weil to Add 2 Asia Offices; Tokyo Next?

Corrected: Two New York City-based corporate partners of Weil Gotshal & Manges are moving to Hong Kong to open a new firm office there, and the firm also plans a…

Philippines Abortions: Illegal, Yet Done

Abortions are illegal in the Philippines, but that doesn’t prevent women from having an estimated 500,000 annually. Some 80,000 reportedly are treated in hospitals each year for complications from induced…

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…

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