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Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah is Law.com International's Asia Editor. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. 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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April 30, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Will U.S. Firms Start to Open Locations in India?

For all the talk of pre-liberalization of the market there, firms are cautious now.

By Jessica Seah

6 minute read

April 13, 2023 | The American Lawyer

The U.S.-U.K. Rivalry In Asia: Turns Out No One Has Asia Down Pat

"When the times are good, you need lawyers to do the work, not just bring in the client or be the face of the deal."

By Jessica Seah

4 minute read

March 27, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Deal Tables Turned: The Rise of Domestic Law Firms

From Asia Pacific to the U.K. and Europe the trend is the same: local firms are rising up the M&A rankings at the expense of larger international firms.

By Jessica Seah | Jack Womack

9 minute read

March 15, 2023 | International Edition

India Finally Liberalizes its Legal Market, Foreign Firms Set to Move In

Foreign law firms will be allowed to establish offices on the ground for the first time in one of the world's biggest economies.

By Jessica Seah

5 minute read

November 28, 2022 | International Edition

Kirkland Hong Kong Partner Leaves for King & Spalding Singapore

The partner is the latest King & Spalding hire to relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore.

By Jessica Seah

3 minute read

October 13, 2022 | International Edition

Big Four Audit Giants Shut Down Legal Operations in China Following 'Regulatory Raids'

None of the closures has been made public but they have caused ripples in local market as they represent a severe blow to the firms' ambitions in the region.

By Jessica Seah

6 minute read

October 11, 2022 | International Edition

Dentons Announces Cooperation with Indian Law Firm Link Legal

The arrangement will allow Dentons to represent Link Legal's clients outside of India.

By Jessica Seah

3 minute read

August 30, 2022 | International Edition

Lawyers Skeptical That US-China Audit Agreement Will Succeed

Lawyers also say U.S.-China trade tensions could be further damaged by "reverse CFIUS," a proposed law under which the U.S. government could prohibit investments into China it deems a threat to certain domestic capabilities.

By Jessica Seah

7 minute read

January 17, 2022 | International Edition

US Law Firms Dominate 2021 Asia Pacific League Tables

US-led firms fared well for deals in the region and Indian and South Korean firms helped push UK and Chinese firms down the rankings.

By Jessica Seah

4 minute read

July 28, 2021 | International Edition

Rapidly Expanding Rimon Has Become a Firm to Watch—Next Stop? Hong Kong

The hybrid alternative service provider is looking to launch in Hong Kong with two partners in the pipeline. And Singapore and Tokyo are on the horizon.

By Jessica Seah

5 minute read