Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clayton Utz are representing baby-food maker Biostime International Holdings on its purchase of Swisse Wellness, an Australian manufacturer of vitamins and health supplements, for AU $1.6...
Paul Hastings and O’Melveny & Myers have scored key advisory roles in private equity firm China Media Capital’s newly formed joint venture with media giant Warner Brothers.
Mayer Brown JSM and Citigroup stood out from the crowd at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards on September 11
We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings 2015.
Allen & Overy has opened an office in Seoul as part of its strategy to strengthen its presence and offerings in Asia
|Asia Appointments: Week of Oct. 5Ashurst hires DCM partner in Hong Kong, Trilegal nabs disputes partner in Mumbai, Squire Patton Boggs appoints new Doha MP and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article|
|Nixon Peabody, CWL Partners consolidate HK operationsU.S. firm Nixon Peabody has consolidated its Hong Kong operations by teaming with local firm CWL Partners. Full Article|
|Latham boosts corporate practice with new hire in HKLatham & Watkins has appointed Yilong Du as a corporate partner in its Hong Kong office. Full Article|
|Ashurst adds DCM partner in HKAshurst has hired debt capital markets specialist Jini Lee from Linklaters as a partner in the firm’s securities and derivatives practice in Hong Kong. Full Article|
|Thailand's TOT told to seek up to $2 bln compensation from AISThailand's military government has asked state-run telecoms operator TOT to seek 72 billion baht ($1.99 billion) in compensation from a telecoms firm founded by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra over changes to concession contracts. Full Article|
|Freshfields, Jones Day star in $5 bln cigarette dealFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has represented Reynolds American on the sale of its Natural American Spirit cigarette business outside the U.S. to Japan Tobacco for 600 billion yen ($5 billion), with Jones Day advising the buyer. Full Article|
|‘We want to be at the cutting edge of things’Erwandi Hendarta, the managing partner of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, speaks to Ranajit Dam about his strategy for growth, challenges faced by Indonesian law firms, and the development of the local legal market Full Article|
|UAE companies law: A new eraAfter several years of discussion, the United Arab Emirates has issued a long-awaited companies law aimed at boosting IPO activity, enhancing corporate governance and encouraging foreign investment into the Arab world’s second biggest economy. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article|
|A new energyThailand’s energy sector has been the topic of much conversation of late. For one, the country looks set to revise its Petroleum Act this year, which means more licences will be granted for oil and gas exploration. But the overall... Full Article|
|‘We look to enter any new market like a local law firm’Ryu Umezu, who managed Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) from 2012 to 2014, and recipient of the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the ALB Japan Law Awards in June, speaks to Kanishk Verghese Full Article|
|ALB 40 Under 40 01 Sep 15 In the inaugural 40 Under 40 list, ALB showcases 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region.|
|Asia In-House 25 01 Aug 15 The inaugural ALB In-House 25 showcases the fine work that in-house teams are doing across the region. The In-House 25 was selected on the basis of submissions from in-house teams, wins at ALB’s various law awards across Asia, and also...|
|Women in law 01 Jun 15 Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.|