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HSF boosts corporate practice in Tokyo, Brisbane
Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its Asia-Pacific corporate M&A practice with the appointment of Damien Roberts in Tokyo and Ian Williams in Brisbane. Full Article
GE plans 'stake sale in 2 South Korean finance JVs'
General Electric Co is planning to divest stakes in its joint venture auto-financing and credit card businesses in South Korea, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as the U.S. conglomerate continues to trim its exposure to the financial services... Full Article
Hyundai ad arm Innocean readies IPO in push for global business
Innocean Worldwide Inc, the in-house advertising agency for Hyundai Motor Group, has chosen bankers to manage an IPO it hopes will help it emerge from the shadows of the conglomerate and better compete for global clients. Full Article
SoftBank 'sets sights on America Movil assets'
Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has set its sights on the wireless assets put up for sale by America Movil, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Full Article
AHP, HHP shine at inaugural Indonesia Law Awards
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP) and Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) were the biggest winners at the inaugural ALB Indonesia Law Awards. AHP won a total of seven awards, while HHP won five. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of Oct. 27
WongP advises The Bank of East Asia on the setting up of its $2 billion MTN programme, AZB, Talwar Thakore, Linklaters, Milbank Tweed and WongP star in Tata Steel’s $1.5 billion notes issue, and much more in our weekly Southeast... Full Article


Destination: Myanmar
As Myanmar tantalises foreign investors and companies with the prospect of long-term business, law firms are heading to Yangon to help pave the way for new money into the country. Aviel Tan delves into Myanmar’s recent allure and whether it... Full Article
The taxman cometh
South Korea is primed to enact new tax legislation to encourage firms to spend a portion of their excess corporate cash in the hopes of boosting domestic consumption. The proposed new rules, which will affect about 4,000 firms in Korea,... Full Article
A resurgent market
It’s been 10 years since South Korea’s first private equity funds were established, and business is booming. PE activity has risen sharply the past two years; the government has recently eased restrictions on the formation and investment activities of private... Full Article
Up to speed
eDiscovery has got a major push in Hong Kong as the SAR looks to catch up with other developed jurisdictions. Raghavendra Verma finds out more 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,...
ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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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...