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NOW OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey, open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner, quizzes respondents on a... Full Article
5 S.Korea firms win $7.2 bln in Kuwait refinery orders
Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two oil refineries. Full Article
CapitaLand offers $2.5 bln to buy out minority holders in shopping mall
CapitaLand Ltd, Southeast Asia's biggest property developer, said it has offered S$3.06 billion ($2.45 billion) to buy out minority shareholders in its 65 percent-owned CapitaMalls Asia Ltd business. Full Article
Panasonic, Fujitsu in broad agreement to form chip company
Panasonic Corp and Fujitsu Ltd have reached a basic agreement to form a company this autumn as part of their plan to combine their chip design and development operations, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Ince & Co gets new HK head
Also, Maples relocates London partner to head Hong Kong office, and PRA Law Offices adds partner in Delhi in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
Sharp 'eyes another share offering, could raise $2 bln'
Sharp Corp, Japan's largest display maker, is considering another issue of new shares that could raise around 200 billion yen ($1.97 billion) to replenish its depleted capital base, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. Full Article


A greener Malaysia
Malaysia’s five-year old initiative to push green technologies is paying dividends as Western corporations and international funding agencies are joining in to promote environment friendly projects in the country. And the related commercial documentations for the new laws and regulations... Full Article
Capital opportunities
After a tumultuous 2013, Indonesia’s capital markets have shown cause for cautious optimism at the start of 2014, as shown by the return of foreign capital inflows into the stock market, and the government’s global bond issuance in January being... Full Article
Overseas ambitions
Korean companies, rich in cash reserves, are increasingly looking overseas to fulfil their global ambitions. In addition to China, South America and the Middle East, there has been a significant focus on Southeast Asia, which boasts attractive growth rates and... Full Article
A new regime
After years in the making, Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act came into force last November. The Act is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and changes the manner in which organisations, including law firms, interact with their employees and... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
Online Know-how Arrives In The Asian Legal Market
By Practical Law Company | 29 Mar 14
In the past decade, high quality legal know-how and information services have changed the way lawyers work in London, New York and other key western markets. With the launch of Practical Law China, the first service of its kind to...
Pharmaceutical Laws In Malaysia
By Azmi & Associates | 24 Mar 14
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has issued the Drug Registration Document Guidance Document (DGRD) which serves as a reference for the drug registration process including quality control, inspection and licensing and post-registration activities of...