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DLA Piper, Cahill Gordon advise on Fosun's $464 mln Ironshore investment
DLA Piper has advised Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International on its $464 million investment in Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Ironshore. Full Article
Rajah & Tann, Clifford Chance advise on Japfa’s $159 mln SG IPO
Rajah & Tann has advised Indonesian protein-food producer Japfa on its $159 million listing on the Singapore stock exchange on August 15, while Clifford Chance acted for joint global coordinators Credit Suisse (Singapore), DBS and Rabobank International. Full Article
IFC launches $2.5 billion rupee-denominated bonds for infra projects in India
The World Bank's private-sector financing arm on Wednesday launched $2.5 billion, rupee-denominated, bonds in the Indian market to fund infrastructure projects, after raising $1 billion in offshore bonds for the sector last year. Full Article
China fines Japanese auto parts makers record $201 million for price-fixing
China has fined Japanese auto parts makers a record 1.235 billion yuan ($201 million) for manipulating prices as the government steps up its enforcement of an anti-trust law that has targeted major corporations and revived protectionism concerns. Full Article
Govt probing alleged fraud in two state-run bank branches
India is investigating the alleged misappropriation of more than 4 billion rupees ($66 million) from branches of the state-run Dena Bank Ltd and Oriental Bank of Commerce Ltd in Mumbai, a senior government official said. Full Article
Ashurst hires new HK partner from White & Case
Ashurst had expanded its Hong Kong office by hiring capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot from White & Case, where she led the firm’s regional high-yield practice. Full Article


Hopes and challenges
While the election of Jokowi Widodo brings both pressures and opportunities for foreign investors, the overall outlook is promising, says Dana MacLean. Meanwhile, Newmont Mining's next move in its dispute with Indonesia is still in the air under Jokowi's new... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
Enter the behemoth
A proposed three-way bank merger in Malaysia looks set to disrupt the old ways of Islamic finance, say Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Bernardo Vizcaino of Reuters. Full Article
The Third WCCJ Congress in Seoul
The Constitutional Court of Korea will host the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), a four-day international conference that brings together top leaders in constitutional justice from around the world in Seoul starting from Sep. 28... Full Article

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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
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