Baker & McKenzie leads the law firm nominations at the 15th annual The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards organized by Asian Legal Business.
Big Four Japanese law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) has acquired leading Thai law practice Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices for an undisclosed amount.
Taylor Wessing has established a branch in Hong Kong after setting up an official association with local firm HM Chan & Co.
The Indian government is setting up a new arbitration centre in the country’s capital, New Delhi, under the aegis of the Supreme Court.
SubmissSubmissions are closing soon for the ALB M&A Rankings 2016.
|North Asia Deals: Week of Aug. 22Latham, Clifford Chance act on Everbright Securities’ $1.3 bln Hong Kong IPO, Zhong Lun advises ChemChina on its $1 bln acquisition of Kraussmaffei Group , and more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article|
|DLA Piper’s Indonesia alliance ending soonDLA Piper’s strategic alliance in Indonesia with local firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah (IAB&F), first announced in May 2013, is set to come to an end in November this year, according to the two firms. Full Article|
|Shearman, CAM guide India renewables firm on $500 mln green bond offeringShearman & Sterling and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian renewables company Greenko on its $500 million seven-year bond, India’s first high-yield green bond issuance. Bedell Cristin acted as Mauritius counsel. Full Article|
|Latham, CC on Everbright Securities’ $1.3 bln Hong Kong IPOLatham & Watkins has advised Everbright Securities, a brokerage controlled by state-owned China Everbright Group Corp Ltd on its $1.3 billion Hong Kong initial public offering, with Clifford Chance representing the underwriters. Full Article|
|India's Khaitan hires capital markets partner from K LawKhaitan & Co has hired Gautham Srinivas as a partner in its capital markets practice in New Delhi from Krishnamurthy & Co (K Law). Full Article|
|A&O, CAM advise on NTPC’s first ‘green masala’ bondsCyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised NTPC, India’s largest power company on its offering of “green masala” bonds, with Allen & Overy advising the lead managers. Full Article|
|Negative list, positive movesIn May, Indonesia released details of a liberalization of foreign ownership rules on investment by announcing changes to its “negative investment list.” Lawyers tell Ranajit Dam that the changes should spur increased investor interest in the country Full Article|
|A bright startIndia recently announced sweeping reforms to rules on foreign direct investment, announcing easier terms for investors in sectors ranging from civil aviation to pharmaceuticals. However, it still has some way to go before it provides a truly investor-friendly business environment Full Article|
|Disputes on the riseWith China driving new case growth, offshore disputes are increasing among Asian companies, keeping lawyers very busy indeed, finds Christopher Horton Full Article|
|Evolution of the general counselWith an expanding role, cutting-edge technology at their fingertips and the growing confidence of their organisations, Asia’s GCs are more powerful than ever before. Haky Moon tracks how their role has evolved Full Article|
|Women in Law 16 Jun 16 In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.|
|ALB IP Rankings 2016 19 May 16 A mix of established heavyweights and up-and-comers make the ALB IP Rankings for 2016.|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2016 18 Apr 16 The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from more than 3,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.|