Linklaters fills fund management need

China''s accession to the WTO is creating more investment management-related business for the law firm.

Increasing demand from fund managers for legal services has prompted law firm Linklaters to transfer funds specialist Graham Turl from its London headquarters to Hong Kong. This is Turl's first overseas assignment. I've always wanted to work abroad, he says. I've been in Hong Kong for two weeks and have been enjoying it so far.

The firm used to have an investment funds specialist in Asia until 1998 when the previous lawyer retired. Although the firm has maintained a unit devoted to helping managers authorize funds, it had allowed the business side for fund managers û ranging from establishing new funds to marketing throughout various jurisdictions to helping with MA û lapse.

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