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.
Hong Kong and Shanghai will link their stock exchanges on Nov. 17, in a move that will grant foreign investors unprecedented access to China's $3.9 trillion stock market.
Debevoise & Plimpton has bolstered its white-collar crime and regulatory offering in Asia with the hire of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia managing partner Mark Johnson in Hong Kong.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell have secured advisory roles on Danone’s acquisition of a 25 percent stake, worth $550 million, in Yashili International Holdings.
Osborne Clarke (OC) has formed a best friend relationship with Indian start-up BTG Legal, founded by Prashant Mara, the former co-head of its India Group.
|SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms To Watch 2015ALB 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 OPEN: ALB CSR List 2015Submissions 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|
|Lakshmikumaran appoints tax veteran as exec partnerLakshmikumaran and Sridharan has brought taxation veteran H. Raghavendra Rao on board as executive partner in its direct taxes division. He will be functioning as the country head and leading the direct taxes practice at the firm. Full Article|
|Mayer Brown promotes 4 to partnership in Asia, 21 globallyMayer Brown JSM has promoted David Harrison, Vincent Law, Benjamin Thompson and Nancy Leung to the firm’s partnership in Asia. They are part of the 21 promotions the firm has announced globally. Full Article|
|Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 bln in Taiwan flat-panel plantHon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion ($2.8 billion) in a panel-producing plant in Taiwan, the firms said. Full Article|
|Blackstone to buy GE's property assets in Japan for $1.6 blnBlackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, said it will buy residential assets in Japan from General Electric Co (GE)'s property unit in a deal worth more than 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion), Japan's largest... Full Article|
|Private interestPrivate 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 doorNot 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|
|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...|