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Stephenson Harwood adds energy partner in China
Stephenson Harwood has hired Lynia Lau as a partner to head the firm’s China energy and resources practice. Full Article
Hutchison 'ready to enter race for UK mobile firms EE, O2'
Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Britain's fourth-largest mobile operator 3 Group, is preparing a bid for EE or O2, the mobile groups already in talks on a deal with BT Group, several sources familiar with the matter said. Full Article
Mitsubishi Estate to sell Tokyo property to Mizuho for $1.35 bln
Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd, one of Japan's largest property developers, has agreed to sell a 41-year-old office building in Tokyo back to Mizuho Financial Group for 159 billion yen ($1.35 billion). Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms To Watch 2015
ALB is spotlighting the Top 15 Firms To Watch in the coming year, and submissions are invited. So hurry and send them in! Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB CSR List 2015
Submissions are now open for a brand-new ALB ranking: the ALB CSR List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most socially conscious legal organisations across Asia. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of Nov. 24
A&O, CC and YKVN star in the Government of Vietnam’s $1 billion bond offer, AZB advises both the BSE and the USE on their merger as well as FCEL on its purchase of the Nilgiris stores chain, and much more... Full Article

Features

Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article
One foot in the door
Not long ago, offshore firms were primarily involved in PRC-focused transactions through structures set up by international investors to invest in China. Recently, however, large Chinese SOEs and private companies have begun investing around the world in Africa, the U.S... Full Article
‘Jokowi has to empower the private sector’
Andre Rahadian, senior partner at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, talks to Ranajit Dam about the expectations from Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, and the challenges he will face in the near future. Full Article
‘The focus is on the steady growth we already have’
Alastair Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Southeast Asia chief, talks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strengths in the region, his plans moving forward, and how he wants to make region ‘the firm's greatest success story.’ Full Article

Special Reports

Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...
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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 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...
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