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Asia–Pacific region sees jump in pro bono hours: survey
The amount of time spent on pro bono legal work by firms in the Asia-Pacific region has risen 40 percent in 2015 compared to a year previously, according to the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono. Full Article
Cyril Amarchand, Vaish act on $402 mln India power sale
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised India’s JSW Energy Limited on its 27 billion rupee ($402 million) acquisition of a unit of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited Full Article
Key TMT, competition hires for Cyril Amarchand
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has poached TMT lawyer Asim Abbas from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), and added competition law specialist Anshuman Sakle as a partner from Khaitan & Co Full Article
Drew, WongP act on $869 mln sale of Singapore rail operator
Drew & Napier is advising Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings on its S$1.18 billion ($869.31 million) offer to buy the remaining 46 percent stake in SMRT Corp that it does not already own. Full Article
Shearman named in U.S. complaints related to 1MDB: report
Shearman & Sterling has been named in a series of recent civil complaints filed by the U.S. Justice Department for having provided a trust account through which hundreds of millions of dollars Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of July 25
Hogan Lovells energy, finance quintet moves to Jones Day, Simmons adds financial markets partner from Linklaters in Hong Kong, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article


Taking on defaulters
India recently passed a new bankruptcy code that promises tougher action against corporate defaulters. But, as lawyers tell Ranajit Dam, having it implemented quickly and easily might be a challenge. Full Article
Bigger and better
Arbitration continues to make giant strides across Asia, driven by the growth of institutions like SIAC, HKIAC and KLRCA. Ranajit Dam reports on key trends in the region’s arbitration space today, and how the future looks even brighter Full Article
A new reality
Falling oil prices in the past couple of years has led to governments in the Middle East region cutting spending and pulling back on projects, and this in turn has led to slowing growth in a number of key sectors. Full Article
Flexible, driven, risk-takers
What are some of the qualities that companies seek in their in-house counsel? Haky Moon asks recruiters and heads of legal across Asia 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.
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.
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.