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Malaysia's Amcorp and Singapore's Temasek sign 308 mln stg London property deal
Malaysian real estate firm Amcorp Properties Bhd has entered into a subscription and shareholders' agreement with Singapore's Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd and two other parties for the purchase of two London properties for 308 million pounds. Full Article
Singapore port authority denies Iceberg Research claims on Noble unit
Singapore's port authority has denied allegations of misconduct made by Iceberg Research against a subsidiary of commodities trader Noble Group, which is taking legal action against the arcane research group. Full Article
India's Dr Reddy's to buy some UCB brands for $128 million
India's second-largest drugmaker by sales, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, will buy some established brands of Belgian drugmaker UCB SA in South Asia for 8 billion rupees ($128.38 million), the company said. Full Article
Southeast Asia Deals: Week of Mar. 30
Freshfields, WC&P advise Jardine Cycle on its partial acquisition of Siam City Cement, Norton Rose, Milbank, Cleary advise on Petronas’ sukuk issuance, and more in this week’s Southeast Asia Deals Table. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Mar. 30
Latham & Watkins, S&C act on Fuyao Glass’ Hong Kong IPO, Deacons advises Japanese pachinko-hall operator Niraku GC on its Hong Kong IPO, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals Table. Full Article
Freshfields hires energy and finance partner in HK
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has recruited finance and energy lawyer Thomas Ng from Linklaters as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Full Article


The AEC approaches: Is Indonesia ready?
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is due to be established by the end of the year, which should encourage trade and attract investment into the region. The liberalisation and integration of ASEAN members’ capital markets has been a key focus... Full Article
Q&A with Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific
Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s key objectives in Asia, its growth strategy, and the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive environment. Full Article
A Big Year In The Offing
Bookended by the formation of the SICC in the beginning, and the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end, 2015 is shaping up to be a promising year for arbitration in Singapore, finds Ed Lane Full Article
Lawyers needed
The rapid rise to prominence of Islamic finance has, on the flip side, exposed a shortage of both finance and legal professionals skilled in the field. Ranajit Dam finds out how law firms and institutions in Malaysia are working to... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Power List 2015
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.
Firms to Watch 2015
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.
ALB CSR List 2015
By ALB | 01 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.