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Exclusive: Broad & Bright opens in HK and GZ, plans Tokyo launch
Chinese law firm Broad & Bright has set up shop in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, and plans to launch an office in Tokyo by the end of this year, a partner at the firm has said. Full Article
ALB Readers Survey 2014: YOU get to decide
ALB is undertaking its first annual readers’ survey, the ALB Readers Survey 2014, to seek your input and suggestions on the quality, relevance and timeliness of its magazine and web content. Full Article
ALB launches quarterly M&A report
Asian Legal Business has released the first in its series of quarterly M&A Reviews; reports which provide companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions, and help law firms identify new business opportunities and develop their... Full Article
India's demands block $1 trln WTO deal on customs rules
The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. Full Article
Nokia buys part of Panasonic's network business
Nokia said on Thursday it agreed to buy part of Panasonic's telecoms network business to boost its operations in Japan, already a key market for the Finnish company. Full Article
Linklaters, Allens, Squire Sanders star in Myanmar telecom alliance
Linklaters and Allens have advised a KDDI-Sumitomo consortium on a tie-up with the Myanmar’s Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) to develop and operate fixed and mobile phone networks in Myanmar. MPT was advised on the deal by Squire Sanders. Full Article


Secondary solution
Singapore’s stock exchange has had a difficult 2014 so far, with a lack of IPOs and delistings of popular shares causing a steep drop in trading volumes. Among the moves by the bourse to win back companies and investors are... Full Article
Shot in the arm
India has proposed a framework for the bankruptcy of financial institutions that will align the country with international standards, and also give banks greater incentive to deal with stressed assets and help address their failures. Raghavendra Verma reports Full Article
Opening up
The liberalisation of Malaysia’s legal sector, more than a decade in the making, has finally begun moving ahead in a concrete manner with the amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Legal Profession Rules 2014 coming into force... Full Article
Buying spree
For the first time since the global financial crisis began in mid-2007, biotechnology companies’ spending on research and development is growing at a faster rate than revenue. Also, the growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...
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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...
Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...