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North Asia Deals: Week of December 5
Bakers and Sidley star in ABN AMRO's sale of its Asia and ME private banking biz to LGT, Skadden and Davis Polk on KongZhong’s $299 mln go-private deal, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of December 5
SG-based PwC Legal opens with NRF and Ashurst hires, K&L Gates nabs corporate specialists from Links and Llinks, and many more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
PwC Legal opens in Singapore with Ashurst, NRF hires
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal has opened an office in Singapore, its first in the Asia-Pacific region, with the hires of partners Natalie Breen and Keith McGuire from Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst, respectively. Full Article
Withers KhattarWong adds M&A partner from Drew
Withers KhattarWong, the formal law alliance between Withers and Singapore firm KhattarWong, has hired Farhana Siddiqui from Drew & Napier as partner. Full Article
Southeast Asia Deals: Week of December 5
Allen & Gledhill leads on HHL’s buyout of Goodwood Park Hotel in SG, AZB stars in BNP Paribas’ acquisition of Sharekhan and HVDPL for around $1.3 billion, and many more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table. Full Article
SG: Dentons Rodyk welcomes former EY law firm partner
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson has appointed energy specialist John Dick as a partner in its Singapore office. Full Article


Threat? What threat?
International law firm Dentons recently launched its 280-member Nextlaw Global Referral Network, aiming to provide an alternative to the more traditional legal networks. However, the latter don’t see any reason to get worried just yet, reports Ranajit Dam. Full Article
Bringing it back
Indonesia’s tax amnesty bill is expected to recover billions of dollars stashed away in foreign jurisdictions and boost the country’s economy. The initiative has seen a positive response so far, with law firms seeing an exponential increase in client interest... Full Article
2017: The view from offshore
Following a slow 2016, what kind of opportunities and challenges will the new year bring? Christopher Horton speaks with offshore lawyers to find out. Full Article
Against the state
The rise of international commercial arbitration in Asia is coupled with the growth of investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS). Chris Thomson talks to lawyers about Asian responses to ISDS as well as the risks and benefits they bring to companies. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms
By ALB | 24 Nov 16
ALB’s annual list of the largest law firms in Asia highlights the biggest in each jurisdiction, as well as those with the most lawyers across the region. In Indonesia, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo moves up the list, while Kim & Chang...
ALB M&A Rankings 2016
By ALB | 16 Sep 16
ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia includes Singh & Associates and Phoenix Legal in India; Hermawan Juniarto, Indrawan Darsyah Santoso, and Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo in Indonesia; Weerawong in Thailand; and LNT & Partners and...
Women in Law
By Dana MacLean | 16 Jun 16
In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.