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China watchdog extends pursuit of short sellers to HK, Singapore
China is pressing foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources said, extending its pursuit of "malicious" short sellers of Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions. Full Article
Philippine reforms spark regulatory tussles over infrastructure
When the Philippines' reform-minded government approved billions of dollars for joint public-private roads, railways and airports two to three years ago, shares surged in infrastructure companies like Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Full Article
Indonesia's constitutional court rejects challenge to financial regulator's role
Indonesia's constitutional court threw out a legal challenge to the role of the financial services authority (OJK) in supervising lenders, the court's chief said. Full Article
Amid scandal, suitors cautiously eye Malaysia's 1MDB power assets
At least half a dozen suitors have bid for energy assets of Malaysia's debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), despite it being at the center of the country's ongoing political crisis, according to four people familiar with the matter... Full Article
Singapore bourse issues trading query for Noble shares
Noble Group Ltd said it is not aware of any information that could explain the 14 percent tumble in its shares, after the Singapore bourse queried the sharp share move of Asia's biggest commodity trader. Full Article
Myanmar conglomerate asks Singapore court to enforce F&N brewery stake sale
A Myanmar conglomerate has asked Singapore High Court to order food and drink company Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N) to transfer its 55 percent stake in Myanmar's biggest brewery to the Myanmar firm by Aug. 20 in a dispute over... 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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