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Kobre & Kim launches in Korea with disputes, investigations focus
Kobre & Kim has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea focusing exclusively on disputes and investigations. It will be led by the firm’s partner and co-founder Michael S. Kim. Full Article
Three new Asia partners for Reed Smith
Reed Smith has hired Gregory Wang as a partner in Hong Kong from Morrison & Foerster, and two local partners in Singapore – Calvin Chan and Kohe Hasan – from Skadden and Oon & Bazul respectively Full Article
Baker Botts expands in Greater China with Jones Day HK raid
Baker Botts has hired Michael Arruda, Joanne Du and Phillip Georgiou as partners from Jones Day’s Hong Kong office. The trio will be based in Hong Kong and Beijing. Full Article
Indonesian firm HPRP promotes partner
Indonesian law firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) has promoted Danny Bonar Sinaga to its partnership in Jakarta. Full Article
HK: DLA Piper boosts corp practice with Goodwin Procter duo
DLA Piper has strengthened its corporate practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Goodwin Procter duo Gloria Guolai Liu and Sue Yang as a partner and of counsel, respectively. Full Article
Brookfield buys into Indian infrastructure with road and power deal
Canada's Brookfield Asset Management made its first significant investment in Indian infrastructure, buying six road and three power projects on from India's Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited. Full Article


A resurgent Japan?
Japanese companies are actively shopping for acquisitions abroad to foster future growth, while at home, the IPO market is poised to raise in excess of $17 billion this year, and reforms are expected to boost investor confidence. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
‘We must be the go-to firm’
Shardul Shroff, executive chairman of Shardul Amarchand, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the transition from the legacy Amarchand Mangaldas, his vision for the firm, and how it is looking to attract and retain the best talent as the war for... Full Article
Clearing house
As Asian countries roll out or step up their anti-corruption efforts, what should companies do to ensure compliance and sidestep potential minefields? Eileen C.Ang finds out Full Article
'It makes sense to expand our business presence'
Sky (Sih Kyoung) Yang, senior partner, and Matthew Christensen, senior foreign attorney at Korean firm Bae, Kim & Lee, speak to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s recent expansion in Asia and the Middle East Full Article

Special Reports

Asia In-House 25
By ALB | 01 Aug 15
The inaugural ALB In-House 25 showcases the fine work that in-house teams are doing across the region. The In-House 25 was selected on the basis of submissions from in-house teams, wins at ALB’s various law awards across Asia, and also...
Women in law
By Dana MacLean | 01 Jun 15
Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.
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.