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HWB recruits shipping and insurance team from Eversheds in HK
Hong Kong law firm Howse Williams Bowers (HWB) has hired a team of shipping and insurance lawyers from Eversheds, including partner William Leung. Full Article
Wilson Sonsini, Skadden, Gibson Dunn, Cleary star in $1.9 bln buyout of OmniVision
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are among six law firms advising on the $1.9 billion acquisition of OmniVision Technologies Inc by a consortium of... Full Article
HK: Eversheds nabs Barclays’ Middle East legal head
Eversheds has bolstered its Asian financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) practice with the hire of Muna Dandan as a partner in Hong Kong. Full Article
K&E, DLA on Fosun’s $1.8 bln bid to acquire remaining stake in Ironshore
Kirkland & Ellis, DLA Piper and Cahill Gordon & Reindel have scored key advisory roles on Chinese conglomerate Fosun International’s offer to acquire the 80 percent it does not already own in U.S. insurer Ironshore Inc for $1.8 billion. Full Article
Finnegan to open in Seoul
U.S. intellectual property firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner is set to launch an office in Seoul after getting the go-ahead from the South Korean government in April. Full Article
Mayer Brown, OMM advise on Shanghai Haohai’s $302 mln HK IPO
Mayer Brown JSM and O’Melveny & Myers have advised on biomedical materials maker Shanghai Haohai Biological Technology Co’s $302 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Full Article


Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw
In 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 momentum
After 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 holders
Amendments 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 time
As 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

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Employer of Choice 2015
By ALB | 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
By ALB | 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
By ALB | 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.