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Belt & Road: Opportunity & Risk

The Belt and Road Initiative is a combination of two initiatives: a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and a Silk Road Economic Belt.

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Overview

With lawyers in 17 offices across major cities and financial centers in Asia Pacific, we combine our local expertise and strong global relationships to provide comprehensive legal services to clients across the region. For more than 50 years, we have advised many of Asia Pacific's leading companies while establishing longstanding relationships with regulators to provide clients with invaluable insight and guidance on corporate and commercial law matters.

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Across Asia Pacific we combine local and international experience to provide clients with the legal insight and practical business advice they need to overcome challenges and achieve their strategic objectives.

As market leaders in cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, capital markets, compliance, employment, intellectual property, tax and international trade, we help clients succeed in an increasingly complex global market. We also bring a strong industry perspective to our advice.

Named an employer of choice in six countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, at the Asian Legal Business Awards, we are committed to supporting career development. With a local presence in major jurisdictions throughout the region, we offer lawyers the opportunity to play important roles in market-leading legal matters.

We facilitate mobility and secondments among our offices and offer numerous professional development opportunities. Associates from all of our Asia Pacific offices attend regional training, practice group events, and conferences to enhance their legal skills and develop strong relationships with international peers at the same stage in their careers. Our  programs are held in Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

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We've been supporting communities in Asia Pacific since we opened our first office in the region in 1963. Our pro bono, fundraising and environmental initiatives include our Kuala Lumpur office's efforts to provide scholarships and temporary work opportunities for orphans at the Good Samaritan Home and moving our Bangkok, Melbourne and Singapore offices to green-rated buildings to reduce our carbon footprint.

Other initiatives include:

  • Donating 150 sets of computers and notebooks to be distributed to disadvantaged schools and rural areas. (Bangkok office)
  • Launching the world’s first pro bono legal service for cancer patients to help them access their pension funds, establish power of attorney and address debts and other issues that affect those with critical illnesses. (Melbourne office)
  • Providing free legal services and educational materials as part of a “Reading and Feeding” program for welfare children. (Manila office)
  • Participating in job placement programs designed to help adults with psychiatric issues return to work by hiring them to work at our Firm. (Hong Kong & Tokyo offices)

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