Research for the ALB 2014 Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings is now underway.
In the latest sign of the consolidation hitting the U.S. legal industry, two of the United States' 100 largest law firms have drawn up plans to merge.
Allen & Overy has advised Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, a consortium formed by Kansai power, EGAT and the Lao Holding State Enterprise on a $916 million hydropower project on...
O’Melveny & Myers has hired disputes and resolution partner Denis Brock from King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong.
Jones Day and Baker Botts have advised on Japan’s Ajinomoto's $800 million purchase of Houston-based frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings.
|STB guides Alibaba on its landmark $21.8 bln IPOSimpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Alibaba Group Holdings on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, which raised a whopping $21.8 billion. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: DLA loses 2 key partners in AsiaAlso, shipping expert rejoins Norton Rose Fulbright in Hong Kong, Akin Gump snaps up 22 Bingham partners including two in Hong Kong, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article|
|Davis Polk, Skadden, KWM steer CAR’s $467 mln HK IPODavis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, King & Wood Mallesons and Han Kun Law Offices scored leading roles on CAR Inc’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock exchange. Full Article|
|Shipping specialist rejoins Norton Rose in HKNorton Rose Fulbright has hired shipping finance partner Jonathan Silver from Howse William Bowers in Hong Kong. Full Article|
|Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis agree to mergeLeaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston-based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter. Full Article|
|Over 150 lawyers attend ALB’s HK In-House Legal SummitMore than 150 Hong Kong-based in-house counsel attended the 2014 ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit, held at the Conrad Hotel on Sep. 12, to hear from a range of distinguished speakers on topics and issues affecting businesses and lawyers across Asia. Full Article|
|Growing optimismIndia’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has infused optimism in the country’s business environment prompting foreign investors to reconsider the country’s prospects and revive their shelved projects. Sensing the upbeat mood, Indian law firms too are expanding faster than ever... Full Article|
|A booster shot for Islamic financeIslamic finance in Indonesia is still the ‘step child’ of the country’s banking sector, even with the country’s population of 210 million Muslims. Yet with Jokowi coming on as president in October, and a new blueprint from the Ministry of... Full Article|
|Journeying abroadWith growth grinding to a halt at home, more Japanese companies are expected to follow the likes of Suntory Holdings in acquiring companies overseas to gain a foothold in faster-growing markets. The country’s banks and government agencies, awash with cash,... Full Article|
|Constitutional Court of Korea to host WCCJ’s 3rd CongressThe world’s top leaders of Constitutional Courts are to assemble in Seoul to attend the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) scheduled for Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014. The topic of the Congress will be... Full Article|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 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...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 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 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...|