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Ex-Yingke partner founds Chinese-run firm in Thailand
DTL Law Office, a Chinese-controlled law firm founded by former Yingke partner Shi Datuo, opened for business in Bangkok on Mar.25. Full Article
India says will shake up trade tariffs to compete globally
India plans to pull its tariff regime closer in line with global norms to prepare for new regional trade pacts being negotiated by advanced economies, the government said. Full Article
Vietnam PM says need for speed in sluggish privatisation drive
Vietnam needs to quicken the privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as well as divestment from non-core businesses to raise capital and boost performance, the country's prime minister said. Full Article
China Minsheng Investment to invest $5 bln in Indonesia industrial park
China Minsheng Investment Group said it would invest $5 billion to develop an industrial park in Indonesia, in a move to support China's "one belt, one road" project. Full Article
Malaysia's top banks offer $865 mln Islamic financing for Cititower
The investment banks of Malaysia's two largest lenders by assets, Malayan Banking Bhd and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, have signed an agreement with real estate firm Cititower Sdn Bhd for a 20-year syndicated Islamic term financing of 3.2 billion ringgit... Full Article
Malaysia's Amcorp and Singapore's Temasek sign 308 mln stg London property deal
Malaysian real estate firm Amcorp Properties Bhd has entered into a subscription and shareholders' agreement with Singapore's Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd and two other parties for the purchase of two London properties for 308 million pounds. Full Article

Features

The AEC approaches: Is Indonesia ready?
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is due to be established by the end of the year, which should encourage trade and attract investment into the region. The liberalisation and integration of ASEAN members’ capital markets has been a key focus... Full Article
Q&A with Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific
Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s key objectives in Asia, its growth strategy, and the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive environment. Full Article
A Big Year In The Offing
Bookended by the formation of the SICC in the beginning, and the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end, 2015 is shaping up to be a promising year for arbitration in Singapore, finds Ed Lane Full Article
Lawyers needed
The rapid rise to prominence of Islamic finance has, on the flip side, exposed a shortage of both finance and legal professionals skilled in the field. Ranajit Dam finds out how law firms and institutions in Malaysia are working to... Full Article

Special Reports

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.
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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.
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ALB CSR List 2015
By ALB | 01 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.
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