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Clasis Law appoints Mumbai office head
Clasis Law has appointed former Juris Corp senior partner Mustafa Motiwala as the head its Mumbai office. Motiwala’s appointment is the first in a series of strategic steps the firm has planned to develop its Mumbai office. Full Article
Samsung Electronics wins $3 bln Vietnam project licence
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has secured a licence to invest $3 billion to expand its production in northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese government said. Full Article
Visteon 'eyes $3.6 bln sale of South Korean unit'
U.S. automotive parts maker Visteon Corp has signed a preliminary deal to sell its controlling stake in South Korea's Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp to a local private equity firm for $3.6 billion, Korean media reports said. Full Article
Han Kun establishes HK office
PRC law firm Han Kun Law Offices has opened an office in Hong Kong, its first outside mainland China, in association with Hong Kong firm Choy, Cheung & Co. Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms To Watch 2015
ALB is spotlighting the Top 15 Firms To Watch in the coming year, and submissions are invited. So hurry and send them in! Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB CSR List 2015
Submissions are now open for a brand-new ALB ranking: the ALB CSR List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most socially conscious legal organisations across Asia. Full Article

Features

Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article
One foot in the door
Not long ago, offshore firms were primarily involved in PRC-focused transactions through structures set up by international investors to invest in China. Recently, however, large Chinese SOEs and private companies have begun investing around the world in Africa, the U.S... Full Article
‘Jokowi has to empower the private sector’
Andre Rahadian, senior partner at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, talks to Ranajit Dam about the expectations from Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, and the challenges he will face in the near future. Full Article
‘The focus is on the steady growth we already have’
Alastair Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Southeast Asia chief, talks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strengths in the region, his plans moving forward, and how he wants to make region ‘the firm's greatest success story.’ Full Article

Special Reports

Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 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,...
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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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