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Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 recognizes 86 lawyers and 50 practice areas

November 2017

Eighty-six Jones Day lawyers and 50 practice areas from the Firm's Asian and Australian offices are included in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide for 2018. Twenty-two lawyers earned 26 spots among the elite "Leading Individuals" lists, and six practice areas earned Tier 1 honors.

Jones Day's Leading Individuals and their offices and the areas of practice for which they were recognized follow:

  • Fuli Cao (Beijing) – China: Tax: Foreign firms
  • Marianne M Chao (Taiwan) – Taiwan: Dispute resolution; Taiwan: Projects and energy
  • Jason Chen (Taipei) – Taiwan: Dispute resolution; Taiwan: Intellectual property
  • Thomas T.M. Chen (Taipei) – Taiwan: Corporate and M&A
  • John Cooper (Brisbane and Sydney) – Australia: Construction; Australia: Project development
  • Stephen J. DeCosse (Tokyo) – Japan: Corporate and M&A: Foreign lawyers (gaiben)
  • Roger Dobson (Sydney) – Australia: Restructuring and insolvency
  • John Emmerig (Sydney) – Australia: Dispute resolution
  • Maxwell A. Fox (Tokyo) – Japan: Intellectual property: Foreign lawyers (gaiben)
  • James Harris (Singapore) – Singapore: Projects and energy: Foreign firms
  • Koichi Inoue (Tokyo) – Japan: Tax: Bengoshi
  • Sushma Jobanputra (Singapore) – Singapore: Banking and finance: Foreign firms
  • Scott Jones (Tokyo) – Japan: Corporate and M&A: Foreign lawyers (gaiben)
  • John C. Lin (Taipei) – Taiwan: Corporate and M&A
  • Benjamin P. McQuhae (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong: Projects and energy
  • Hiromitsu Miyakawa (Tokyo) – Japan: Antitrust and competition: Bengoshi
  • Anthony Muratore (Sydney) – Australia: Intellectual property
  • Darren Murphy (Singapore) – Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Foreign firms
  • Michiru Takahashi (Tokyo) – Japan: Intellectual property: Bengoshi
  • Michelle Taylor (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong: Structured finance and securitization
  • Nicolas Taylor (Sydney) – Australia: Competition and trade
  • Peter J. Wang (Beijing and Shanghai) – China: Dispute resolution: Foreign firms
  • Shinya Watanabe (Tokyo) – Japan: Antitrust and competition: Bengoshi

One lawyer was listed in the "Next Generation Lawyers" list:

Jones Day was recommended as a TIER 1 FIRM in the following practice areas:

Philippines

  • Foreign firms

Taiwan

  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy

Jones Day has also been recommended in these 44 practice areas:

Australia

  • Competition and trade
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy (transactions and regulatory)
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
  • Project development
  • Restructuring and insolvency

China

  • Corporate and M&A - Foreign firms - Other recommended firms
  • Dispute resolution - Foreign firms
  • Intellectual property - Foreign firms
  • Projects and energy - Foreign firms
  • Tax - Foreign firms

Hong Kong

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets - Equity - Capital markets (equity)
  • Dispute resolution - Litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Projects and energy
  • Real estate
  • Structured finance and securitization

India

  • Foreign firms

Indonesia

  • Foreign firms

Japan

  • Antitrust and competition law - International firms and joint ventures
  • Banking and finance - International firms and joint ventures
  • Corporate and M&A - International firms and joint ventures
  • Dispute resolution - International firms and joint ventures
  • Intellectual property - International firms and joint ventures
  • Labour and employment - International firms and joint ventures
  • Projects and energy - International firms and joint ventures
  • Real estate and construction - International firms and joint ventures
  • Tax - International firms and joint ventures

Singapore

  • Banking and finance - Foreign firms
  • Capital markets - Foreign firms
  • Corporate and M&A - Foreign firms
  • Energy - Foreign firms
  • International arbitration
  • Investment funds - Foreign firms
  • Projects and energy - Foreign firms - Projects - foreign firms

Taiwan

  • Banking and finance
  • Intellectual property - Intellectual property (prosecution)
  • Real estate and construction

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