• ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey, open to law firm employees from the paralegal...
  • South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trumping an offer from Australian rival Myer Holdings Ltd with a...

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NOW OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey is open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner. 《亚洲法律杂志》2014年度亚洲范围内最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选现在开始接受在线问卷调查表。 Full Article
Bank of Queensland buys Investec commercial arm
Bank of Queensland Ltd said it will buy the professional finance and leasing arm of South African-owned Investec's Australian unit for A$440 million ($414 million), aiming to boost credit quality and diversify outside its home state. Full Article
Woolworths set to buy David Jones for $2 bln
South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trumping an offer from Australian rival Myer Holdings Ltd with a hefty premium. Full Article
Reuters Exclusive: American Lawyer publisher up for sale - sources
American Lawyer publisher ALM Media, which was once controlled by Wall Street dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein, is exploring a sale that could fetch more than $500 million, people familiar with the matter said. Full Article
Oil Search fights sale of PNG gas field stake to France's Total
Papua New Guinea energy company Oil Search Ltd launched a fight on Friday to contest French oil giant Total SA's purchase of a 40 percent stake in PNG's biggest undeveloped gas field. Full Article
ANZ keen to exit Cambodia bank stake
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd, the country's third-biggest lender, is keen to exit its holding in Cambodia and will look at wholly owned business models wherever regulations allow. Full Article

Features

ALB Technology Panel: Part One
The need to work smarter, not harder is one of truisms of modern legal practice and it has never been more relevant in this era of industry-wide cost consolidation. One group of professionals at the forefront of this transition are... Full Article
Special Report: Perth 2013
FEATURE: The resources boom may have peaked, but there's still plenty of legal work to go round, argue Perth firms. Full Article
Insurance law: the right policy
FEATURE: With a renewed focus on risk and insurance following the recent surge in national disasters, ALB's Ben Abbott takes a closer look at insurance practices around the country. Full Article
ALB In-house Counsel Roundtable: Part One
Earlier this year, several leading senior in-house counsel gathered for the 2013 ALB In-house Counsel Roundtable. They were there to speak frankly about their views on practice in-house and their perception of the market. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Employer of Choice 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job...
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ALB M&A Rankings 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
We rank the region’s best law firms for M&A work on volume, complexity and size of work, the firm’s visibility and profile in the marketplace, presence in Asia and key...
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Asia Energy Report 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
Vietnam is going through an oil refinery boom right now, with a number of massive projects either planned or already in construction. But how feasible are these projects, and what...
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