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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
DCWA leads formation of ASEAN legal network
Dacheng Wong Law Alliance, Chinese law firm Dacheng’s Singapore joint venture, has led the formation of a Southeast Asian legal network called the ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA). Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Nov. 24
L&S appoints tax veteran as country head, Ashurst boosts Beijing and Singapore finance team, Mayer Brown promotes four to its partnership in Asia, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article
Holcim-Lafarge merger may hurt competition: Indian regulator
A planned merger by Switzerland's Holcim Ltd and France's Lafarge to create the world's biggest cement maker might hurt competition in India, the country's antitrust regulator has said, asking the firms for more details. 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

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
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...
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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 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...
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