ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open.
Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has opened a Jakarta desk at Arfidea Kadri Sahetapy-Engel Tisnadisastra (AKSET) Law, the Tokyo-headquartered firm’s strategic ally in Indonesia.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has opened a representative office in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone as it looks to strengthen ties with lawyers and firms in mainland China.
London-headquartered law firm RPC has entered into a join law venture (JLV) in Singapore with local outfit Premier Law. The venture will be called RPC Premier Law.
Nominations are now open for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2016, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, April 7.
|Press Release: Singapore has first say in shaping future of Dispute ResolutionSingapore kick-starts the Global Pound Conference (GPC) series, on 17 and 18 March 2016 at the Supreme Court of Singapore, with a myriad of private and public sector individuals and organisations in attendance, to have their say in the future... Full Article|
|W&C, DLA on Suzhou Dongshan’s $610 mln acquisition of U.S. circuit producerWhite & Case has represented Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ), one of the world’s biggest suppliers of precision sheet metal components, on its $610 million purchase of U.S.-based circuit maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFlex), which tapped DLA Piper for legal advice. Full Article|
|Paul Weiss, K&E lead on eLong’s $661 mln go-private dealGoulston & Storrs is representing the U.S. interests of eLong, a China-based online and mobile travel platform, in a $661.2 million go-private deal with its parent company China E-Dragon Holdings and an investor group, which tapped Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton... Full Article|
|Mayer Brown, CC star in Beijing Enterprises’ purchase of German waste-to-energy bizMayer Brown JSM has advised Beijing Enterprises Holdings on its acquisition of German firm EEW Energy from Waste Group for approximately 1.4 billion euros ($1.58 billion) from private equity firm EQT, which was represented by Clifford Chance. Full Article|
|North Asia Deals: Week of Feb 8Davis Polk, STB star in ChemChina’s $43 bln buyout of Syngenta, Mayer Brown and CC act on Beijing Enterprises’ acquisition of EEW Energy, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article|
|India: Kochhar & Co adds two lit partners from LKSKochhar & Co has boosted its New Delhi litigation practice with the addition of partners Rahul Ray and Vikram Bajaj from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS). Full Article|
|ALB CSR List 2016An expanded CSR list showcases 25 law firms in Asia that clearly have their hearts in the right place when it comes to giving back to their communities. By Ranajit Dam Full Article|
|Opportunity beckonsA wave of new economic and commercial initiatives, including the AEC and China’s OBOR, are set to firmly place Asia at the epicentre of cross-border trade and economic growth. Full Article|
|Still going strongMyanmar remains one of Southeast Asia’s more alluring destinations for foreign investment, and the recent victory of the national league should ensure the trend continues. In the meantime, the country has launched a stock exchange, announced new foreign banking licences... Full Article|
|‘You must always stay true to your philosophy’Krishna Ramachandra, Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s Asian expansion strategy, what it takes to thrive in Singapore’s legal market, and his optimism for 2016 Full Article|
|ALB In-House Survey 2016 01 Jan 16 A wide-ranging survey of Asia-based corporate legal professionals sheds light on interesting trends and gives some clues as to which way the industry is heading. Certainly, more work is moving in-house, while clients are growing more discerning about the firms...|
|Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2015 01 Nov 15 Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Mayer Brown and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are the five largest international law firms in Asia, with Dacheng Law Offices, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Zhong Yin Law Firm, Kim & Chang and DeHeng Law Offices...|
|ALB M&A Rankings 2015 01 Oct 15 A host of notable as well as lesser-known law firms make the ALB M&A Rankings 2015, including AZB & Partners, Juris Corp and Phoenix Legal in India; ABNR, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung and Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia; and...|