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ALB is spotlighting the Top 15 Firms To Watch in the coming year, and submissions are invited. So hurry and send them in! Full Article
Submissions are now open for a brand-new ALB ranking: the ALB CSR List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most socially conscious legal organisations across Asia. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of Nov. 10
Amarchand Mangaldas, KK Associates star in Wockhardt Hospitals’ revenue sharing tie-up with TUIMSAR, BMR Legal, Luthra & Luthra and Samvad advise on Times Internet’s stake purchase in Akuate, A&G counsels on CKM’s $1.5 billion offer for United Envirotech’s shares, and... Full Article
Singapore's Universal Terminal 'starts pre-marketing oil terminal trust IPO'
Singapore's Universal Terminal has begun pre-marketing the business trust initial public offering of its oil storage terminals that is looking to raise up to S$1 billion ($767.9 million), IFR reported. Full Article
Kochhar & Co. opens Dubai office; acquires full UAE practise licence
Indian law firm Kochhar & Co. has opened an independent office in Dubai, after procuring a licence from the Dubai Legal Affairs Department of the Ruler's office to practise local law in the UAE. Full Article
NA Deals: Week of Nov. 17
Clifford Chance advises on BoC's $3 billion notes issuance, HSF and Haiwen help Huaneng Power on its $1.2 billion acquisition of 10 power plants, Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings, Kim & Chang and Shin & Kim star in Samsung SDS' Korean... Full Article


Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article
One foot in the door
Not long ago, offshore firms were primarily involved in PRC-focused transactions through structures set up by international investors to invest in China. Recently, however, large Chinese SOEs and private companies have begun investing around the world in Africa, the U.S... Full Article
‘Jokowi has to empower the private sector’
Andre Rahadian, senior partner at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, talks to Ranajit Dam about the expectations from Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, and the challenges he will face in the near future. Full Article
‘The focus is on the steady growth we already have’
Alastair Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Southeast Asia chief, talks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strengths in the region, his plans moving forward, and how he wants to make region ‘the firm's greatest success story.’ Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 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
By ALB | 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...
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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 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...