ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open.
Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto has opened a Jakarta desk at Arfidea Kadri Sahetapy-Engel Tisnadisastra (AKSET) Law, the Tokyo-headquartered firm’s strategic ally in Indonesia.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has opened a representative office in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone as it looks to strengthen ties with lawyers and firms in mainland China.
London-headquartered law firm RPC has entered into a join law venture (JLV) in Singapore with local outfit Premier Law. The venture will be called RPC Premier Law.
Nominations are now open for the ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2016, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, April 7.
|Freeport asks Indonesia to cut or postpone $530 mln smelter bondFreeport McMoRan Inc has asked Indonesia to reduce a $530 million smelter bond the local unit of the U.S. copper mining giant must set aside before receiving an extension of its export permit, Indonesia's mining minister. Full Article|
|Singapore seizes bank accounts as part of 1MDB probeSingapore has seized a large number of bank accounts in recent months as part of an investigation into possible money-laundering linked to Malaysian state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), authorities said. Full Article|
|SE Asia Deals: Week of Feb 1AZB & Partners advises Dr. Lal PathLabs on its $99 mln IPO, Latham & Watkins represents Ctrip on its $180 mln investment in MakeMyTrip, and many more in this week's Southeast Asia deals table. Full Article|
|Birds hires arbitration partner from Olswang in SGBird & Bird has hired arbitration specialist Jonathan Choo as a partner in Singapore from Olswang. Full Article|
|SH raids Eversheds for 7-member team in HKStephenson Harwood has hired seven lawyers from Eversheds in Hong Kong, including partners King Tak Fung and Ivan Ng. Full Article|
|Thailand’s Chavalit Law Group rebrands as SCL Law GroupThailand’s Chavalit Law Group has rebranded itself as SCL Law Group, and also opened an office in Cambodia. Full Article|
|ALB CSR List 2016An expanded CSR list showcases 25 law firms in Asia that clearly have their hearts in the right place when it comes to giving back to their communities. By Ranajit Dam Full Article|
|Opportunity beckonsA wave of new economic and commercial initiatives, including the AEC and China’s OBOR, are set to firmly place Asia at the epicentre of cross-border trade and economic growth. Full Article|
|Still going strongMyanmar remains one of Southeast Asia’s more alluring destinations for foreign investment, and the recent victory of the national league should ensure the trend continues. In the meantime, the country has launched a stock exchange, announced new foreign banking licences... Full Article|
|‘You must always stay true to your philosophy’Krishna Ramachandra, Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s Asian expansion strategy, what it takes to thrive in Singapore’s legal market, and his optimism for 2016 Full Article|
|ALB In-House Survey 2016 01 Jan 16 A wide-ranging survey of Asia-based corporate legal professionals sheds light on interesting trends and gives some clues as to which way the industry is heading. Certainly, more work is moving in-house, while clients are growing more discerning about the firms...|
|Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2015 01 Nov 15 Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Mayer Brown and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are the five largest international law firms in Asia, with Dacheng Law Offices, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Zhong Yin Law Firm, Kim & Chang and DeHeng Law Offices...|
|ALB M&A Rankings 2015 01 Oct 15 A host of notable as well as lesser-known law firms make the ALB M&A Rankings 2015, including AZB & Partners, Juris Corp and Phoenix Legal in India; ABNR, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung and Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia; and...|