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Skadden, Bakers star in $343 million Mitra Keluarga IPO
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Makes & Partners have advised Mitra Keluarga Karyasehat, one of Indonesia’s largest hotel operators, on its $343 million initial public offering. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of May 4
Khaitan helps Temasek buy a stake in Crompton Greaves, White & Case and Norton Rose Fulbright assist on the refinancing of credit facilities to PacificLight Group, and more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals roundup. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of May 4
HWB hires shipping and insurance team in HK, Eversheds strengthens its Asia financial services disputes practice, several international firms announce their global round of promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Qatar Air eyes stake in India's IndiGo, wary on A380neo
Qatar Airways would be interested in buying up to 49 percent of India's IndiGo though the owners of the sub-continent's largest carrier by market share have no immediate plans to sell, the Doha-based airline's chief executive said. Full Article
Confirmed: Amarchand Mangaldas to split
Brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff have “amicably resolved” their very public dispute, and Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh Shroff & Co will “split and bifurcate into separate entities independently” practicing law, according to a press release. Full Article
Vietnam’s Rajah & Tann LCT in domestic merger
Vietnamese law firm Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers has merged with the Ho Chi Minh City-based VN Counsel. 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
Gathering momentum
After a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article
Japan IP: a boost for rights holders
Amendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
Networking time
As Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article

Special Reports

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.
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.