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DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Diversity List 2015 
Submissions are now open for the ALB Diversity List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most notable law firms and in-house legal teams across Asia practicing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Full Article
IPBA's Wong: ‘What makes us different is the camaraderie and friendships formed’
The Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s (IPBA) 25th Annual Meeting and Conference has kicked off today in Hong Kong, and will run until May 9. ALB speaks with Huen Wong, IPBA President-Elect and Chair of the IPBA Hong Kong 2015 Host Committee,... Full Article
Links, Adnan Sundra, CC on landmark Malaysia sukuk
Linklaters and Adnan, Sundra & Low have advised the Government of Malaysia on the country’s first sale of bonds in four years, including the world's first 30-year sovereign sukuk. Clifford Chance represented the underwriters. Full Article
IPO drought hits swathes of Southeast Asia, Chinese stocks beckon
Initial public offerings have slowed to a trickle in parts of Southeast Asia as the absence of mega deals and volatile currencies sapped sentiment. The smaller pool of offerings may push investors to bull markets such as China, fund managers... Full Article
Yangon: Bakers lands Grant Thornton’s Myanmar MP
Baker & McKenzie has hired Ola Nicolai Borge as partner from Grant Thornton Myanmar, where he was the managing partner. Full Article
New partner for Stephenson Harwood in Singapore
Stephenson Harwood has promoted Huay Yee Kwan, a shipping and offshore finance, to its partnership in Singapore. Full Article

Features

Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw
In only about four years since its founding, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has shown itself to be one of the more progressive-minded law firms in the region. The affiliation with Taylor Wessing came fairly early on, but more recently the firm... Full Article
Gathering momentum
After a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article
Japan IP: a boost for rights holders
Amendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
Networking time
As Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article

Special Reports

Employer of Choice 2015
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual Employer of Choice survey picks the best firms in Asia to work for. They include the Korean firms Bae, Kim & Lee, Kim & Chang and Yulchon; the Chinese firms Chance Bridge Partners, Guangda Law Firm and Hengdu...
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ALB Power List 2015
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.
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Firms to Watch 2015
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.
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