Philippine President declares martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after clashes between government troops and Islamist militants left three people dead.


Ashurst announces formal alliance in Singapore

Ashurst has entered into a formal law alliance (FLA) in Singapore with ADTLaw, formerly ADTvance Law following approval from the city-state's Legal Services Regulatory Authority.


Osborne Clarke extends Asian footprint

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has entered the mainland China market after admitting new Shanghai-based firm, Zhang Yu & Partners to its international network.


Osborne Clarke heads for China

The UK-based law firm has admitted Shanghai-based firm, Zhang Yu & Partners, to its international network, its first foray into China.


Chinese ministries move to protect lawyers' rights

Following a number of violations of lawyers' legal rights which have garnered global scrutiny, Chinese authorities are to establish mechanisms to respond quickly to cases that harm solicitors' professional rights.