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AHP, HHP shine at inaugural Indonesia Law Awards
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP) and Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) were the biggest winners at the inaugural ALB Indonesia Law Awards. AHP won a total of seven awards, while HHP won five. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of Oct. 27
WongP advises The Bank of East Asia on the setting up of its $2 billion MTN programme, AZB, Talwar Thakore, Linklaters, Milbank Tweed and WongP star in Tata Steel’s $1.5 billion notes issue, and much more in our weekly Southeast... Full Article
Maybank launches 1st USD sukuk mutual fund
The asset management arm of Malaysia's Malayan Banking Bhd, the country's largest lender, has launched its first U.S. dollar-denominated mutual fund that invests in Islamic bonds. Full Article
Myanmar gives go-ahead to build 4th international airport
Myanmar has chosen a Japan-Singapore consortium to build its fourth international airport, a $1.5 billion project north of the country's biggest city Yangon, a senior transport ministry official said on Wednesday. Full Article
Carabao 'plans $210 mln IPO next week'
Thai energy drink maker Carabao Group PCL plans to launch its $210 million initial public offering early next week, IFR reported. Full Article
Viettel 'to invest $1 bln on 3G telecom network in Tanzania'
Vietnam-based telecom operator Viettel plans to invest $1 billion in a new third-generation (3G) mobile phone network in Tanzania, the office of the east African country's president said on Tuesday. Full Article


Destination: Myanmar
As Myanmar tantalises foreign investors and companies with the prospect of long-term business, law firms are heading to Yangon to help pave the way for new money into the country. Aviel Tan delves into Myanmar’s recent allure and whether it... Full Article
The taxman cometh
South Korea is primed to enact new tax legislation to encourage firms to spend a portion of their excess corporate cash in the hopes of boosting domestic consumption. The proposed new rules, which will affect about 4,000 firms in Korea,... Full Article
A resurgent market
It’s been 10 years since South Korea’s first private equity funds were established, and business is booming. PE activity has risen sharply the past two years; the government has recently eased restrictions on the formation and investment activities of private... Full Article
Up to speed
eDiscovery has got a major push in Hong Kong as the SAR looks to catch up with other developed jurisdictions. Raghavendra Verma finds out more Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...
ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 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...