Research for the ALB 2014 Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings is now underway.
Four more partners have left Bingham McCutchen for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld amid merger talks between the Boston-headquartered firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Alibaba Group Holdings on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, which raised a whopping $21.8 billion.
DLA Piper’s Asia operations have been rocked by yet another big-name departure, with Biswajit Chatterjee, head of the firm’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice,...
Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, King & Wood Mallesons and Han Kun Law Offices scored leading roles on CAR Inc’s IPO on the Hong Kong...
|ZICOlaw expands network to HanoiZICOlaw has expanded its network to Hanoi with the opening of an office in that city. It is ZICOlaw’s second office in Vietnam following the establishment of ZICOlaw (Vietnam) Limited in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. Full Article|
|Taiwan's Cathay set to buy 20 pct of Philippines' RCBC for $400 mlnCathay Financial Holding Co Ltd is set to acquire a fifth of the Philippines' Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) for about $400 million, the latest sign that Taiwanese financial firms are moving more aggressively to expand outside their home market. Full Article|
|Newmont Indonesia restarts copper exports; supply overhang loomsNewmont Mining Corp sent out its first copper concentrate shipment from Indonesia this week that ended a nine-month hiatus, highlighting a ramp up in copper mine supply that is expected to tip the market into surplus this year. Full Article|
|Singapore's GIC buys stake in Britain's RAC from CarlyleSingaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a stake in RAC Ltd from U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group, a deal that will halt plans to list Britain's second largest roadside recovery group. Full Article|
|Indonesia passes plantations bill, drops clause on foreign ownershipIndonesia has approved a plantations bill that aims to maximise land usage and open up the sector to smallholders, a government official said on Tuesday, with a controversial foreign ownership clause dropped from the final version. Full Article|
|Bank of Tokyo to issue debut dollar, yen sukuk bonds in MalaysiaBank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), Japan's largest lender, will issue Islamic bonds in two tranches under its debut multicurrency sukuk wakala programme in Malaysia, a statement on Bank Negara's website said on Wednesday. Full Article|
|Growing optimismIndia’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has infused optimism in the country’s business environment prompting foreign investors to reconsider the country’s prospects and revive their shelved projects. Sensing the upbeat mood, Indian law firms too are expanding faster than ever... Full Article|
|A booster shot for Islamic financeIslamic finance in Indonesia is still the ‘step child’ of the country’s banking sector, even with the country’s population of 210 million Muslims. Yet with Jokowi coming on as president in October, and a new blueprint from the Ministry of... Full Article|
|Journeying abroadWith growth grinding to a halt at home, more Japanese companies are expected to follow the likes of Suntory Holdings in acquiring companies overseas to gain a foothold in faster-growing markets. The country’s banks and government agencies, awash with cash,... Full Article|
|Constitutional Court of Korea to host WCCJ’s 3rd CongressThe world’s top leaders of Constitutional Courts are to assemble in Seoul to attend the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) scheduled for Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014. The topic of the Congress will be... Full Article|
|ALB 2014 M&A Rankings 01 Sep 14 This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 24 Jul 14 This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 01 Jul 14 Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution in Asia, with Hong Kong and Singapore long viewed as the go-to destinations in the region. But now, other regional players like the KLRCA are making great strides towards becoming...|