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Laos market report: A gentle awakening
As tiny Laos grows its economy and actively seeks private investment, its legal sector shows increasing potential. Full Article
Hong Kong exchange, Tradeweb in talks over 'Bond Connect' platform
The Hong Kong exchange is in talks with Tradeweb, a fixed income trading platform, to connect China's $7.5 trillion bond market with overseas investors, three sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. Full Article
Singapore eyes last trick in the book to win IPOs
Singapore is eyeing the last trick in the book to win big listings. The city-state is moving closer to introducing dual-class shares, with an independent advisory body likely in the coming weeks to recommend allowing such structures. Yet the risks... Full Article
Gide rethinks its Asia strategy
With tough market conditions in the region necessitating closures of certain offices, the French firm is looking to streamline its focus and strike up partnerships Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of August 22
Shearman, Cyril Amarchand guide India renewables firm on $500 mln green bond offering, A&O on NTPC’s first ‘green masala’ bonds, and more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Aug. 22
Latham, Clifford Chance act on Everbright Securities’ $1.3 bln Hong Kong IPO, Zhong Lun advises ChemChina on its $1 bln acquisition of Kraussmaffei Group , and more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article

Features

Negative list, positive moves
In May, Indonesia released details of a liberalization of foreign ownership rules on investment by announcing changes to its “negative investment list.” Lawyers tell Ranajit Dam that the changes should spur increased investor interest in the country Full Article
A bright start
India recently announced sweeping reforms to rules on foreign direct investment, announcing easier terms for investors in sectors ranging from civil aviation to pharmaceuticals. However, it still has some way to go before it provides a truly investor-friendly business environment Full Article
Disputes on the rise
With China driving new case growth, offshore disputes are increasing among Asian companies, keeping lawyers very busy indeed, finds Christopher Horton Full Article
Evolution of the general counsel
With an expanding role, cutting-edge technology at their fingertips and the growing confidence of their organisations, Asia’s GCs are more powerful than ever before. Haky Moon tracks how their role has evolved Full Article

Special Reports

Women in Law
By Dana MacLean | 16 Jun 16
In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.
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ALB IP Rankings 2016
By ALB | 19 May 16
A mix of established heavyweights and up-and-comers make the ALB IP Rankings for 2016.
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ALB Employer of Choice 2016
By ALB | 18 Apr 16
The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from more than 3,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.
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