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Press Release: Singapore has first say in shaping future of Dispute Resolution
Singapore kick-starts the Global Pound Conference (GPC) series, on 17 and 18 March 2016 at the Supreme Court of Singapore, with a myriad of private and public sector individuals and organisations in attendance, to have their say in the future... Full Article
W&C, DLA on Suzhou Dongshan’s $610 mln acquisition of U.S. circuit producer
White & Case has represented Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ), one of the world’s biggest suppliers of precision sheet metal components, on its $610 million purchase of U.S.-based circuit maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFlex), which tapped DLA Piper for legal advice. Full Article
Paul Weiss, K&E lead on eLong’s $661 mln go-private deal
Goulston & Storrs is representing the U.S. interests of eLong, a China-based online and mobile travel platform, in a $661.2 million go-private deal with its parent company China E-Dragon Holdings and an investor group, which tapped Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton... Full Article
Mayer Brown, CC star in Beijing Enterprises’ purchase of German waste-to-energy biz
Mayer Brown JSM has advised Beijing Enterprises Holdings on its acquisition of German firm EEW Energy from Waste Group for approximately 1.4 billion euros ($1.58 billion) from private equity firm EQT, which was represented by Clifford Chance. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Feb 8
Davis Polk, STB star in ChemChina’s $43 bln buyout of Syngenta, Mayer Brown and CC act on Beijing Enterprises’ acquisition of EEW Energy, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
India: Kochhar & Co adds two lit partners from LKS
Kochhar & Co has boosted its New Delhi litigation practice with the addition of partners Rahul Ray and Vikram Bajaj from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS). Full Article


ALB CSR List 2016
An expanded CSR list showcases 25 law firms in Asia that clearly have their hearts in the right place when it comes to giving back to their communities. By Ranajit Dam Full Article
Opportunity beckons
A wave of new economic and commercial initiatives, including the AEC and China’s OBOR, are set to firmly place Asia at the epicentre of cross-border trade and economic growth. Full Article
Still going strong
Myanmar remains one of Southeast Asia’s more alluring destinations for foreign investment, and the recent victory of the national league should ensure the trend continues. In the meantime, the country has launched a stock exchange, announced new foreign banking licences... Full Article
‘You must always stay true to your philosophy’
Krishna Ramachandra, Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s Asian expansion strategy, what it takes to thrive in Singapore’s legal market, and his optimism for 2016 Full Article

Special Reports

ALB In-House Survey 2016
By Ranajit Dam | 01 Jan 16
A wide-ranging survey of Asia-based corporate legal professionals sheds light on interesting trends and gives some clues as to which way the industry is heading. Certainly, more work is moving in-house, while clients are growing more discerning about the firms...
Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2015
By ALB | 01 Nov 15
Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Mayer Brown and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are the five largest international law firms in Asia, with Dacheng Law Offices, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Zhong Yin Law Firm, Kim & Chang and DeHeng Law Offices...
ALB M&A Rankings 2015
By ALB | 01 Oct 15
A host of notable as well as lesser-known law firms make the ALB M&A Rankings 2015, including AZB & Partners, Juris Corp and Phoenix Legal in India; ABNR, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung and Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia; and...