Skadden, Simpson Thacher, Dentons, Greenberg Traurig and Fried Frank have scored lead roles in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc’s sale of its flagship Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to Anbang Insurance...
Professional services organisation Ernst & Young has added Singaporean law firm PK Wong & Associates to its global network as it looks to increase its offering of legal services.
ZICOlaw has expanded its network to Hanoi with the opening of an office in the city. It is ZICOlaw’s second office in Vietnam.
Myanmar has granted nine foreign banks, including three Japanese lenders and ANZ, approval to operate on a limited basis - a move aimed at spurring foreign investment.
Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a stake in RAC Ltd from Carlyle Group, a deal that will halt plans to list Britain's second-largest roadside recovery group.
|Bird & Bird to merge with Truman Hoyle, open Australian officeBird & Bird has signed a merger agreement with Sydney-based law firm Truman Hoyle, with the move helping the U.K. firm to open its first Australian office. Full Article|
|Bakers adds cap markets partner in SingaporeBaker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has strengthened its capital markets practice with the hire of Chen Yih Pong as a principal in Singapore. Full Article|
|Hogan Lovells hires energy partner from NRF in SingaporeHogan Lovells has hired energy partner Alex Cull from Norton Rose Fulbright in Singapore. Full Article|
|Warburg Pincus to invest $200 mln in Kalyan JewellersU.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC has agreed to buy a significant minority stake in India's Kalyan Jewellers for about $200 million, five sources with knowledge of the transaction told Reuters on Monday. Full Article|
|Japan casino plan 'likely to be delayed again'Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling is likely to be delayed yet again, a senior official said, dealing a new blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a setback to operators anxious for the launch of Asia's next big gambling... Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Hogan Lovells strengthens its Vietnam presenceAlso, Kirkland & Ellis and Ashurst add new partners in Hong Kong in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article|
|Destination: MyanmarAs 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 comethSouth 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 marketIt’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 speedeDiscovery 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|
|ALB 2014 M&A Rankings 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 24 Jul 14 This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 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...|