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Weil, DLA on HNA Group’s $2.8 bln acquisition of Swissport
Weil, Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have advised on HNA Group’s agreement to buy airport luggage handler Swissport International from European private equity firm PAI Partners for $2.81 billion. Full Article
U.S. law firm Scott Warmuth opens in Beijing
The U.S.-based Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has launched an office in Beijing to serve an increasing client demand from China. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Aug 3
Ashurst adds infrastructure partner in Singapore, Morrison & Foerster nabs disputes team from Winston & Strawn in HK, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Deadline approaching for ALB M&A Rankings 2015
We are still accepting submissions for the ALB M&A Rankings 2015. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 10, 2015. Full Article
Uber to invest $1 billion in India in next 9 months
Uber Technologies Inc will invest $1 billion in India in the next nine months as the online ride hailing company is bullish on the Indian market. Full Article
Davis Polk, Freshfields on CICC’s planned $1 bln HK IPO
Davis Polk is representing China’s oldest investment bank, China International Capital Corporation (CICC), on its planned Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise up to $1 billion. Full Article

Features

Getting ready for the AEC
As the ASEAN Economic Community moves towards becoming a reality, how are member-states preparing for it? What do companies need to do to get involved, and what kind of advice are lawyers providing? Ranajit Dam investigates Full Article
Nobody’s safe
Think you’re exempt from regulatory scrutiny because you’re not a bank? Well, you can think again, says Christopher Horton Full Article
Taiwan: Sweeping reforms
Antitrust law enforcement activity is on the rise in Asia, as local authorities seek to clamp down on anti-competitive behaviour. This is also true in Taiwan, where a recent amendment to its Fair Trade Act laid out a new path... Full Article
How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to do this? Full Article

Special Reports

Women in law
By Dana MacLean | 01 Jun 15
Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.
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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.
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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...
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