Legal troubles

Kenneth Cote, Managing Partner, Hong Kong and China at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood discusses the vagaries and difficulties of the regional legal market.

How has 2003 been for you so far

Cote It's definitely improving. The first half of the year was very difficult for everyone. Importantly due to SARS, but also there was the war in Iraq, which created uncertainty. In China, the change of government in March delayed approvals in certain areas. In Hong Kong there were revisions to the listing rules, which also slowed down the deal process. It was a perfect storm of overlapping but unrelated...

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