Asia

M&A

Nishimura & Asahi in Thai combo

Tokyo-based firm confirms it has purchased all outstanding shares in SCL Thailand's SCL Group to create new Thai powerhouse.

ROBOTICS

Clifford Chance in robotic pilot

Firm launches pilot and training with plan in place to expand across Asia Pacific and create fully-functional legal bots.

ARBITRATION

Hong Kong sets it sails for success

New arbitration “success fees” are being studied by the Law Reform Commission co-chaired by two lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills.

APPOINTMENTS

Baker McKenzie in leadership changes

Firm elects Milton Cheng as next chair, while new Melbourne managing partner predicts success with Japanese and environmental opportunities driving growth.