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One of Chinese historian Ray Huang’s most well-known books was titled “1587, A Year of No Significance”. In the book, he examined a series of insignificant goings on in 1587, being the mostly uneventful 15th Year in the reign of Ming Dynasty Emperor Wanli, and drew some larger historical narratives out of that.
The Legal 500 APAC 2021 results has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 18 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Shipping across eight countries (Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Peru, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the US).
Kennedys continues to grow in 2021, with the acquisition of Langleys’ insurance team. This sees Kennedys opening an office in Leeds, our 12th in the UK and 42nd globally. The new office will be headed up by David Thompson formerly Managing Partner and Head of Insurance at Langleys.
The legal technology market has a natural fascination for the new. Words like “launches”, “debuts”, “unveils” are the narrative that propels a growing niche of alternative offerings that are increasingly an adjunct to most big firms.
Employers should note that the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (Ordinance) became effective on Friday, 11 December 2020.
The launch of the 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
Supplemental arrangement concerning mutual enforcement of arbitral arrangement between Hong Kong and the Mainland
On 27 November 2020, the Secretary for Justice and the Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court signed the “Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Arrangement between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” (the Supplemental Arrangement).
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.