Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 13th annual The Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards.
Singapore’s WongPartnership has expanded into Indonesia by teaming with Jakarta-based firm Makes & Partners.
Ashurst has hired two partners and one counsel from OMM in Singapore, as well as a senior consultant to boost its restructuring and special projects capability in Asia.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired corporate partners David Livdahl and Jenny Sheng from Paul Hastings to open its Beijing office. They will be joined by three other Paul Hastings...
Duane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a licence from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January.
|South Korea's Daum, Kakao shareholders approve mergerShareholders of South Korean internet portal operator Daum Communications Corp and messaging app company Kakao Corp on Wednesday approved a merger of the two firms in an all-stock deal that values Kakao at more than $3 billion. Full Article|
|Carlyle in talks to acquire Vanke's China commercial propertiesGlobal private equity firm Carlyle Group is in talks with China Vanke Co Ltd to acquire some of Vanke's commercial properties through assets or shares acquisition, the biggest Chinese property developer said on Thursday. Full Article|
|Simmons & Simmons hires finance partner from DLA Piper in Hong KongSimmons & Simmons has expanded its Hong Kong practice with the hire of finance partner Jolyon Ellwood-Russell from DLA Piper in Hong Kong. Full Article|
|NA Deals: Chinese consortium bids to take OmniVision privateAlso, Cahill Gordon and DLA Piper star in Fosun’s $464 million stake acquisition in Ironshore, Simpson Thacher and Gunderson Dettmer advise on Murata’s $465 million Peregrine buy, and much more in this week’s North Asia deals spotlight. Full Article|
|Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer advise on Murata’s $465 mln Peregrine buySimpson Thacher & Bartlett is advising Japan’s Murata Manufacturing Co on its plan to purchase Nasdaq-listed Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. Full Article|
|Rouse hires 2 patent partners from KSS to boost Thai practiceRouse has hired two patent litigators from Thai firm Kamthorn Surachet & Somsak as senior managers at the firm’s Bangkok office. Full Article|
|Hopes and challengesWhile 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 upChina’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 behemothA 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|
|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...|
|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 13 Jun 14 Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...|