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ALB Japan Law Awards 2015: Finalists revealed
Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 11th annual Japan Law Awards 2015, which will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Tokyo on Thursday, June 18. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of May 25
Skadden, Shearman & Sterling advise on Bank of Communications’ acquisition of Banco BBM, White & Case acts on financing for Jin Jiang’s acquisition of Louvre Hotels Group, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of May 25
Sidley Austin nabs White & Case M&A partner in Singapore, longtime HSF partner joins KWM in HK, Simmons & Simmons nabs capital markets partner from CWT, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup
Hewlett-Packard Co will sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business to China's Tsinghua Unigroup for at least $2.3 billion, forming a partnership designed to create a Chinese technology powerhouse. Full Article
CWT capital markets partner rejoins Simmons in HK
Capital markets lawyer David Neuville has rejoined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Full Article
Chill sweeps over Malaysia IPOs as market turns hostile
The stalling of Malaysia's once-inspired IPO market is threatening to turn into a slump, weighed down by a worsening economic outlook, currency volatility and dismal performances by some of last year's biggest debutantes. Full Article


The search for consistency
Islamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article
Spoilt for choice
The Cayman Islands and the BVI, competing for the offshore Asian market, have their individual charms. Which one you choose depends on your specific requirements, says SERGIO HELD Full Article
In-House Focus: Singapore GCs on their evolving roles
In our inaugural GC section, Alfred Romann speaks to two prominent General Counsel based in Singapore about some of the challenges they are facing regionally, and how their role is evolving as a result Full Article
Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw
In only about four years since its founding, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has shown itself to be one of the more progressive-minded law firms in the region. The affiliation with Taylor Wessing came fairly early on, but more recently the firm... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in Asia.
Employer of Choice 2015
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual Employer of Choice survey picks the best firms in Asia to work for. They include the Korean firms Bae, Kim & Lee, Kim & Chang and Yulchon; the Chinese firms Chance Bridge Partners, Guangda Law Firm and Hengdu...
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.