Baker & McKenzie has become the first foreign law firm to enter into a ”joint operation” in China under Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) rules after its application with Beijing’s...
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Alibaba Group Holding on the integration of its Tmall online pharmacy operations into Hong Kong-listed affiliate Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited, which has turned...
Submissions are now open for the ALB Diversity List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most notable law firms and in-house legal teams across Asia practicing diversity and inclusion in...
Albar & Partners continued to dominate at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards, after collecting eight gongs at the second edition, twice its haul from last year.
Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have starred in Chinese automotive glass maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group’s $953 million IPO in Hong Kong, the largest offering in the city...
|HWB recruits shipping and insurance team from Eversheds in HKHong Kong law firm Howse Williams Bowers (HWB) has hired a team of shipping and insurance lawyers from Eversheds, including partner William Leung. Full Article|
|Wilson Sonsini, Skadden, Gibson Dunn, Cleary star in $1.9 bln buyout of OmniVisionWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are among six law firms advising on the $1.9 billion acquisition of OmniVision Technologies Inc by a consortium of... Full Article|
|HK: Eversheds nabs Barclays’ Middle East legal headEversheds has bolstered its Asian financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) practice with the hire of Muna Dandan as a partner in Hong Kong. Full Article|
|K&E, DLA on Fosun’s $1.8 bln bid to acquire remaining stake in IronshoreKirkland & Ellis, DLA Piper and Cahill Gordon & Reindel have scored key advisory roles on Chinese conglomerate Fosun International’s offer to acquire the 80 percent it does not already own in U.S. insurer Ironshore Inc for $1.8 billion. Full Article|
|Finnegan to open in SeoulU.S. intellectual property firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner is set to launch an office in Seoul after getting the go-ahead from the South Korean government in April. Full Article|
|Mayer Brown, OMM advise on Shanghai Haohai’s $302 mln HK IPOMayer Brown JSM and O’Melveny & Myers have advised on biomedical materials maker Shanghai Haohai Biological Technology Co’s $302 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Full Article|
|Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLawIn 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|
|Gathering momentumAfter a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article|
|Japan IP: a boost for rights holdersAmendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article|
|Networking timeAs Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article|
|Employer of Choice 2015 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 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.|
|Firms to Watch 2015 01 Feb 15 ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.|