We are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings .
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have scored advisory roles on the merger between two of China’s leading taxi-hailing apps, Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache,...
Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay China a fine of $975 million, the largest in the country's corporate history, ending a 14-month government investigation into anti-competitive practices.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has opened a Foreign Legal Consultant office in Seoul, joining a host of international law firms that have entered the market since the signing of...
King & Wood Mallesons will open an office in Singapore after being granted a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers.
|Call for submissions: ALB 2015 IP RankingsWe are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings. Full Article|
|NRF brings new capital markets partner on board in HKNorton Rose Fulbright has hired corporate and capital markets lawyer David Johnson as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Full Article|
|Hogan Lovells nabs IP trio from Mayer BrownHogan Lovells has bolstered its Greater China intellectual property (IP) presence with the hire of Alan Chiu, Eugene Low and Kenny Wong from Mayer Brown JSM’s Hong Kong office. Full Article|
|Nikon pushes into medtech with $400 mln Optos acquisitionNikon, the 98-year-old Japanese company best known for its cameras, has agreed to buy British retinal imaging firm Optos for 259.3 million pounds ($400 million) as it moves into the medical sector. Full Article|
|RHT eyes IPO fundraising route with Catalist listingRHT Group of Companies, owned by the partners of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, is seeking to raise funds on the Singapore Stock Exchange Catalist Board by listing its holding company, RHT Holdings Limited. Full Article|
|Indian IP firms Lall & Sethi, Singh & Singh to mergeBoutique Indian IP law firms Lall & Sethi and Singh & Singh are merging, according to the website Bar & Bench (B&B). The new firm, named “Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi” will have nine partners and 27 lawyers. The... Full Article|
|The year in 2015What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers to Ranajit Dam Full Article|
|Indonesia IP: Moving towards the AECWith the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community slated for late 2015, ASEAN members are seeking to modernise their IP regimes to meet key objectives set out in the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan. Indonesia, ASEAN’s largest economy and... Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more work for law firms both... Full Article|
|Q&A with David Rivkin, IBA PresidentDavid Rivkin, the new International Bar Association (IBA) President, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the IBA's road map and arbitration trends in Asia. Full Article|
|ALB CSR List 2015 01 Jan 15 Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.|
|Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014 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,...|
|ALB 2014 M&A Rankings 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,...|