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With every passing week the feeling from Asia is that the wheel is spinning faster and faster. Take the hugely significant news that Linklaters’ joint venture partner Allen & Gledhill is in merger talks with Allen & Overy (A&O). The local firm is widely regarded as Singapore’s leading law firm and one of the strongest practices in Asia. With a rapidly liberalising Singapore in recent years establishing itself as a key hub to Southeast Asia and an increasingly potent threat to Hong Kong, it’s obvious that Allen & Gledhill could be an enviable strategic asset to an international firm.

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