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ArcelorMittal, Gerdau to sell U.S. joint venture to Nucor
ArcelorMittal and Gerdau said on Monday they were selling their Gallatin Steel U.S. joint venture to Nucor Corp for $770 million. Full Article
Japan's J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara
Japanese finance company J Trust Co Ltd is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara Tbk to tap rising demand for retail finance in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Full Article
A&O, CC feature in $916 mln Laos hydropower project
Allen & Overy has advised Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, a consortium formed by Japan’s Kansai power, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Lao Holding State Enterprise, on a $916 million hydropower project on Laos’ Nam Ngiep river. Full Article
OMM nabs dispute partner from KWM in HK
O’Melveny & Myers has hired disputes and resolution partner Denis Brock from King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. Full Article
Asia Appointments: K&E nabs 2 partners from Hogan Lovells
Also, OMM hires disputes partner from KWM in HK, Hogan Lovells adds corporate partner from K&E, Wilson Sonsini grows its capital markets and M&A team in Beijing, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
Call for Submissions: ALB 2014 Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings
Research for the ALB 2014 Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings is now underway. So hurry and send in your submission by Sep. 22, 2014 (Monday). 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
The evolution of offshore
Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... 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

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