Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 13th annual The Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards.
Singapore’s WongPartnership has expanded into Indonesia by teaming with Jakarta-based firm Makes & Partners.
Ashurst has hired two partners and one counsel from OMM in Singapore, as well as a senior consultant to boost its restructuring and special projects capability in Asia.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired corporate partners David Livdahl and Jenny Sheng from Paul Hastings to open its Beijing office. They will be joined by three other Paul Hastings...
Duane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a licence from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January.
|Ogier moves partner from BVI to head new HK dispute resolution practiceOgier has set up a dispute resolution practice in Hong Kong to serve Asian clients, relocating partner Ray Ng from the BVI to Hong Kong. Full Article|
|SG: StanChart legal head joins NRF as partnerNorton Rose Fulbright has grown its Singapore practice by hiring technology lawyer Stella Cramer as a partner from Standard Chartered Bank. Full Article|
|Twenty-one firms apply to underwrite Japan Post IPOTwenty-one companies have applied to underwrite Japan Post's initial public offering scheduled for 2015, which market participants expect to raise almost $10 billion for the government. Full Article|
|HKEx to consider listing rule change after Alibaba IPO lossStung by the loss of the high-profile IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday took a first step towards potentially loosening its listing rules and allowing firms with dual-class share structures to list... Full Article|
|India's Reliance plans $13 bln projects including new refineryIndia's Reliance Industries Ltd plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude refinery at its Jamnagar complex, documents seen by Reuters show. Full Article|
|Samsung Heavy to absorb Samsung Engineering in $2.5 bln dealSamsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd will absorb Samsung Engineering Co Ltd in a 2.5 trillion won ($2.46 billion) deal, the latest tie-up among companies with related businesses in South Korea's largest conglomerate. Full Article|
|Hopes and challengesWhile the election of Jokowi Widodo brings both pressures and opportunities for foreign investors, the overall outlook is promising, says Dana MacLean. Meanwhile, Newmont Mining's next move in its dispute with Indonesia is still in the air under Jokowi's new... Full Article|
|The evolution of offshore Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... Full Article|
|Competition heats upChina’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article|
|Enter the behemothA proposed three-way bank merger in Malaysia looks set to disrupt the old ways of Islamic finance, say Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Bernardo Vizcaino of Reuters. 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...|