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SE Asia Deals: Week of May 28
Khaitan helps APAX sell IGATE stake, Clifford Chance advises banks in Malakoff’s IPO, and much more Full Article
ASEAN plans an Integrity Community
“ASEAN leaders must create a regional body that integrates anti-corruption principles into the framework of a proposed regional economic community or hopes for shared prosperity, upward mobility and entrepreneurship won’t be fulfilled.” Transparency International, April 24, 2015. Full Article
Cleary, CC on biggest Malaysia IPO in nearly 3 years
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Albar & Partners have advised Malakoff Corporation Bhd, Malaysia's biggest independent power producer, on its $766 million IPO, the country’s biggest in almost three years. Full Article
Singapore's MMI sounds out investors for up to $300 mln IPO
Singapore's MMI Technologies, an electronics parts company owned by private equity firm KKR & Co LP, has started meeting with investors for an initial public offering worth between $200 million and $300 million, IFR reported. Full Article
Indonesian state firms yet to receive capital injections
Indonesia's state-owned enterprises have yet to get billions of dollars in capital promised them by President Joko Widodo, because bureaucratic hurdles stand in the way. Full Article
A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business
When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy and a delayed return to... Full Article


The search for consistency
Islamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article
Spoilt for choice
The Cayman Islands and the BVI, competing for the offshore Asian market, have their individual charms. Which one you choose depends on your specific requirements, says SERGIO HELD Full Article
In-House Focus: Singapore GCs on their evolving roles
In our inaugural GC section, Alfred Romann speaks to two prominent General Counsel based in Singapore about some of the challenges they are facing regionally, and how their role is evolving as a result 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

Special Reports

ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in Asia.
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.