Monthly Archives: April 2014

5 tips on growing a practice in Asia

Like many, I was interested to read last week that PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) – the exploration and production affiliate of Thailand’s state-owned energy company PTT – had bought Hess’ Thai assets for $1bn. What spiked my interest in this deal was the fact … Continue reading

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Historical presence of Australia’s “Big 6” law firms in Asia

Last month saw the announcement that, with effect from June of this year, Australian law firm Clayton Utz will sever its relationship with Hong Kong firm Hanley & Co. Stated as being a move that reflects “the evolution of Clayton … Continue reading

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The possible impact of yesterday’s KAFTA on Australia’s infrastructure sector

Hot on the heels of signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan the day before, yesterday Prime Minister Tony Abbott formally signed the Australia Korea Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) with his South Korean counter-part President Park Guen-hye. Although the … Continue reading

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We got it wrong – lateral partner hiring is good strategy!

  I read, with interest, the article ‘Survey: Most Laterals Would Do It All Over Again‘ published on the American Lawyer website over the weekend, that reported on the results of the 2013 Lateral Partner Satisfaction Survey recently published by legal recruiter … Continue reading

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