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.
|Kim & Chang leads Korea Law Awards nomsKim & Chang is leading the nominations for the ALB 2014 Korea Law Awards with a total of 12 mentions in firm categories, including Deal Firm of the Year, Managing Partner of the Year and Korean Law Firm of the Year. Full Article|
|HSF, STB, KWM, Fangda act on Hua Hong’s HK IPOHerbert Smith and KWM have advised Hua Hong Semiconductor on its HK$2.79 billion ($360 million) IPO on the HKEx, while Simpson Thacher and Fangda Partners represented the joint lead managers. Full Article|
|Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Australia JV for just A$1Loss-making budget airline Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd will buy full control of its ailing 60 percent-owned Tiger Australia Airways business for just A$1, signaling plans to cut a bloated fleet that has hobbled turnaround efforts. Full Article|
|Toshiba, United Technologies ink deal to expand outside JapanToshiba Corp said it had signed an agreement with United Technologies Corp to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp, which develops air-conditioning equipment. Full Article|
|Open to limits on casinos in push for bill's passage: Japan lawmakers Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have agreed to consider setting limits on Japanese nationals' entry to casinos, bowing to pressure from opponents who threatened to block a legalisation bill unless it addressed issues such as gambling addiction. Full Article|
|STB, S&C, Mori Hamada, Anderson Mori star in Skylark’s $698 mln Japan IPOSimpson Thacher and Mori Hamada have advised Skylark Co on its 75.3 billion yen ($698 million) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while Sullivan & Cromwell and Anderson Mori represented the international joint lead managers. 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...|