Asian Legal Business is proud to announce the latest addition to its Law Awards series in Asia: the Indonesia Law Awards, scheduled for Oct. 28 in central Jakarta.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and LKP Global Law are acting on Forbes ’ sale of a majority stake of its media business.
A proposed three-way merger in Malaysia will create the world's first Islamic bank that will have enough clout to challenge the dominance of conventional, often Western, banks in the industry.
Japan's KDDI Corp and Sumitomo Corp, in partnership with Myanmar's state-backed telecoms operator, plan to invest about $2 billion over the next decade to expand service in one of the...
Private banks are driving Singapore's bond market to new heights as wealthy individuals clamour for higher returns.
|Chinese tycoon adds Singapore units to stable of REITsA Chinese tycoon plans to buy about 60 percent of the IPO of IREIT Global, a Singapore real estate investment trust that will invest in European properties, in his latest push to ramp up REIT investment in Singapore. Full Article|
|Reach Energy 'locks in cornerstones for IPO'Malaysia's Reach Energy Bhd, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with no existing assets, has locked in up to seven cornerstones for its 750 million ringgit ($236.93 million) IPO, two sources involved with the deal said. Full Article|
|CIMB eyes banking licences in Vietnam, MyanmarCIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Malaysia's second-largest lender, plans to seek banking licences in Vietnam and Myanmar as part of its drive to expand in fast-growing Southeast Asian markets. Full Article|
|Thailand approves a further $1.6 bln of investment projectsThailand's Board of Investment (BOI) approved applications on Friday for 15 industrial projects worth 51.53 billion baht ($1.6 billion) as the authorities accelerated the approval process after delays caused by months of political turmoil. Full Article|
|U.S. mining giants say nearing Indonesia deal on copper exportsIndonesia's top two copper miners signalled they are nearing a breakthrough to allow a restart of concentrate exports, which have been halted for more than six months due to a dispute with the Southeast Asian country over new mining rules... Full Article|
|Timing 'tough' for $4.5 bln Thai-Mozambique coal rail-port projectA Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a 2018 target to commission a $4.5 billion coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique, but the depressed global coal prices outlook made the timing "tough," the company's president said. Full Article|
|Secondary solutionSingapore’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 armIndia 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 upThe 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 spreeFor 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|
|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...|
|Employer of Choice 2014 - Asia's best employers 01 Jun 14 ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia throws up some very deserving candidates this year, including Llinks Law Offices in China; Anand and Anand and Trilegal in India; Bae, Kim & Lee and Yulchon...|