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Asia Appointments: Week of Nov. 23
Linklaters’ associate firm Widyawan hires Pertamina GC in Jakarta, Morrison & Foerster adds corporate partner in Hong Kong, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
WFW adds HK corporate partner from Squire Patton Boggs
Watson Farley & Williams has appointed Rosa Ng Sin Kiu as a corporate partner at its Hong Kong office from Squire Patton Boggs. Full Article
HKIAC opens office in Shanghai
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has opened a representative office in Shanghai, making it the first offshore arbitration body to formally establish a presence in mainland China. Full Article
Hong Kong comes top for M&A leaks, survey shows
A crackdown on misdemeanors in the finance industry has helped to reduce the leaking of M&A deals before they are made public to the lowest level since the financial crisis, according to a survey, which also found Hong Kong was... Full Article
Kim & Chang again triumphant at Korea Law Awards
Kim & Chang kept its winning streak intact at ALB’s Korea Law Awards, winning a total of 10 awards, including the coveted Korea Law Firm of the Year and Deal Firm of the Year, at the third edition, which was... Full Article
Singapore launches legal industry regulator
Singapore’s Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has established the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA), a body that will handle all licensing matters relating to law practices in the city-state, and also allowed non-lawyers to become partners of firms. Full Article


Silver linings
Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, has been stuck in a rut ever since the political unrest there began more than two years ago. The military junta, in power since May last year, has been attempting to revive the economy with... Full Article
2016: An offshore view
The offshore legal industry looks back on some of the key legal and business trends of 2015, and how these will shape and influence the year to come. By Chris Horton Full Article
Choppy Waters
The shipping industry has been hit hard by the global commodities meltdown, with two dry bulkers seeking bankruptcy protection in September and Maersk recently cutting its profit forecast. But there is still a reasonable amount of work to keep shipping... Full Article
Cartel crackdown
Following some two decades of efforts, the Philippines finally enacted its Competition Law earlier this year. Ranajit Dam speaks to local lawyers about the impact it is expected to have. With additional reporting by Manuel Mogato Full Article

Special Reports

Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2015
By ALB | 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
By ALB | 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...
ALB 40 Under 40
By ALB | 01 Sep 15
In the inaugural 40 Under 40 list, ALB showcases 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region.