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Lawyers in the Asia Pacific are cautiously optimistic about 2021, although much will depend on the successful eradication of COVID-19.

The global distribution of COVID vaccines and the promise of a new U.S. government that would bring normalcy and predictability back to Sino-American relations are expected to send positive signals to the market, prompting transactions to pick up, especially in the private equity investment sector. And with more transactions, law firms are likely to expand staffing in related practices such as M&A and financing. 

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Vincent Chow

Vincent Chow is a reporter for Law.com International and China Law & Practice, based in Hong Kong. He writes about lawyers and legal issues in Hong Kong and China and covers the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah covers Asia for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia, as well as in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, legal tech, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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