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ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015: Finalists revealed
Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the Indonesia Law Awards 2015, which will be held at the Raffles Hotel in Jakarta on Thursday, October 29. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Oct. 12
Sidley Austin hires corporate partner in Beijing, Thomas Cooper nabs shipping specialist from Wikborg in Singapore, Trilegal, Orrick announce partner promotions and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Japan’s TMI, Malaysia’s Chooi in alliance
Malaysia’s Chooi & Company and Tokyo-headquartered TMI Associates – the fifth-biggest law firm in Japan – have teamed up to expand their services and capitalise on the long-standing bilateral ties between the two countries. Full Article
Oh-Ebashi opens Nagoya office
Osaka-headquartered law firm Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners has launched an office in Nagoya, its third in Japan and fourth overall. Full Article
Carey Olsen opens in Singapore
Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has opened its first office in Asia with a launch in Singapore. Full Article
Trilegal adds partner from ELP, promotes 5 others
Indian law firm Trilegal has added Faraz Alam Sagar as a partner in its dispute resolution practice in Mumbai from Economic Laws Practice (ELP), apart from promoting five lawyers to its partnership. Full Article


‘We want to be at the cutting edge of things’
Erwandi Hendarta, the managing partner of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, speaks to Ranajit Dam about his strategy for growth, challenges faced by Indonesian law firms, and the development of the local legal market Full Article
UAE companies law: A new era
After several years of discussion, the United Arab Emirates has issued a long-awaited companies law aimed at boosting IPO activity, enhancing corporate governance and encouraging foreign investment into the Arab world’s second biggest economy. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
A new energy
Thailand’s energy sector has been the topic of much conversation of late. For one, the country looks set to revise its Petroleum Act this year, which means more licences will be granted for oil and gas exploration. But the overall... Full Article
‘We look to enter any new market like a local law firm’
Ryu Umezu, who managed Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) from 2012 to 2014, and recipient of the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the ALB Japan Law Awards in June, speaks to Kanishk Verghese Full Article

Special Reports

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.
Asia In-House 25
By ALB | 01 Aug 15
The inaugural ALB In-House 25 showcases the fine work that in-house teams are doing across the region. The In-House 25 was selected on the basis of submissions from in-house teams, wins at ALB’s various law awards across Asia, and also...
Women in law
By Dana MacLean | 01 Jun 15
Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.