Allen & Gledhill and Rajah & Tann lead the nominations for the ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2015, with each receiving 15 nods, including for Singapore Deal Firm of the Year.
Baker & McKenzie has become the first foreign law firm to enter into a ”joint operation” in China under Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) rules after its application with Beijing’s...
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Alibaba Group Holding on the integration of its Tmall online pharmacy operations into Hong Kong-listed affiliate Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited, which has turned...
Submissions are now open for the ALB Diversity List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most notable law firms and in-house legal teams across Asia practicing diversity and inclusion in...
Albar & Partners continued to dominate at the ALB Malaysia Law Awards, after collecting eight gongs at the second edition, twice its haul from last year.
|Confirmed: Amarchand Mangaldas to splitBrothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff have “amicably resolved” their very public dispute, and Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh Shroff & Co will “split and bifurcate into separate entities independently” practicing law, according to a press release. Full Article|
|Vietnam’s Rajah & Tann LCT in domestic mergerVietnamese law firm Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has merged with the Ho Chi Minh City-based VN Counsel. Full Article|
|HK boutique firm Kwok Yih & Chan adds corporate partnerHong Kong corporate and securities law boutique Kwok Yih & Chan (KYC) has brought former corporate finance and capital markets specialist Cecil Kwong on board as a partner. Full Article|
|DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Diversity List 2015 Submissions are now open for the ALB Diversity List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most notable law firms and in-house legal teams across Asia practicing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Full Article|
|IPBA's Wong: ‘What makes us different is the camaraderie and friendships formed’The Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s (IPBA) 25th Annual Meeting and Conference has kicked off today in Hong Kong, and will run until May 9. ALB speaks with Huen Wong, IPBA President-Elect and Chair of the IPBA Hong Kong 2015 Host Committee,... Full Article|
|Links, Adnan Sundra, CC on landmark Malaysia sukukLinklaters and Adnan, Sundra & Low have advised the Government of Malaysia on the country’s first sale of bonds in four years, including the world's first 30-year sovereign sukuk. Clifford Chance represented the underwriters. Full Article|
|Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLawIn only about four years since its founding, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has shown itself to be one of the more progressive-minded law firms in the region. The affiliation with Taylor Wessing came fairly early on, but more recently the firm... Full Article|
|Gathering momentumAfter a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article|
|Japan IP: a boost for rights holdersAmendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article|
|Networking timeAs Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article|
|Employer of Choice 2015 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...|
|ALB Power List 2015 01 Mar 15 ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.|
|Firms to Watch 2015 01 Feb 15 ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.|