Research for the ALB 2014 Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings is now underway.
Four more partners have left Bingham McCutchen for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld amid merger talks between the Boston-headquartered firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has advised Alibaba Group Holdings on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, which raised a whopping $21.8 billion.
DLA Piper’s Asia operations have been rocked by yet another big-name departure, with Biswajit Chatterjee, head of the firm’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice,...
Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, King & Wood Mallesons and Han Kun Law Offices scored leading roles on CAR Inc’s IPO on the Hong Kong...
|Some financial firms moving to back-up sites amid Hong Kong protest fearsSome banks and other financial firms have begun moving staff to back-up premises on the outskirts of Hong Kong to prevent growing unrest in the financial hub from disrupting trading and other critical functions, two business services firms said. Full Article|
|Samsung Electro-Mechanic to raise up to $1.1 bln from affiliate saleSamsung Electro-Mechanics Co Ltd is set to raise up to 1.16 trillion won ($1.1 billion) by selling via the stock exchange in November its entire stake in affiliate Samsung SDS, the IT services unit of Samsung Group. Full Article|
|SoftBank 'considers stake in Legendary Pictures'Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday. Full Article|
|Gibson Dunn advises Murphy Oil on its $2 bln M’sia assets saleGibson, Dunn & Crutcher has represented U.S. oil company Murphy Oil Corp in the $2 billion sale of 30 percent of Murphy’s Malaysian oil and gas assets to Indonesian state-oil company Pertamina, which was counseled by Ashurst. Full Article|
|DFDL names new Indonesia, Bangladesh headsDFDL has relocated partner Marcus Collins from Thailand to Singapore and named him the head of its Indonesia practice, while appointing Shahwar Nizam as head of its Bangladesh office in Dhaka. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Exodus continues at BinghamAlso, Withers strengthens Hong Kong corporate and wealth planning teams, Ince & Co gets new Dubai managing partner, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article|
|Growing optimismIndia’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has infused optimism in the country’s business environment prompting foreign investors to reconsider the country’s prospects and revive their shelved projects. Sensing the upbeat mood, Indian law firms too are expanding faster than ever... Full Article|
|A booster shot for Islamic financeIslamic finance in Indonesia is still the ‘step child’ of the country’s banking sector, even with the country’s population of 210 million Muslims. Yet with Jokowi coming on as president in October, and a new blueprint from the Ministry of... Full Article|
|Journeying abroadWith growth grinding to a halt at home, more Japanese companies are expected to follow the likes of Suntory Holdings in acquiring companies overseas to gain a foothold in faster-growing markets. The country’s banks and government agencies, awash with cash,... Full Article|
|Constitutional Court of Korea to host WCCJ’s 3rd CongressThe world’s top leaders of Constitutional Courts are to assemble in Seoul to attend the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) scheduled for Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014. The topic of the Congress will be... Full Article|
|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,...|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 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...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 01 Jul 14 Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution in Asia, with Hong Kong and Singapore long viewed as the go-to destinations in the region. But now, other regional players like the KLRCA are making great strides towards becoming...|