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NOW OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey is open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner. 《亚洲法律杂志》2014年度亚洲范围内最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选现在开始接受在线问卷调查表。 Full Article
NA Deals: BAIOO launches IPO in HK
Also, STB, K&E, Skadden lead on Alibaba’s $1.5 billion acquisition of AutoNavi Holdings, Clyde & Co, Linklaters and STB feature on Sanpower Group’s purchase of a 89 percent stake in House of Fraser, HSF guides Shunfeng Photovoltaic on its $482... Full Article
Ayala Corp sells $300 mln worth of exchangeable bonds
Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp has sold $300 million worth of five-year bonds exchangeable for common stock of its property unit Ayala Land Inc, sparking a fall in the subsidiary's share price on worries over dilution. Full Article
Century Pacific Food sets IPO price range
Philippine canned food manufacturer Century Pacific Food Inc on Thursday set a price range of 12.50 to 14.50 pesos per share for its upcoming initial public offering. Full Article
French, Korean consortium to build $1.4 bln Abidjan rail line
Ivory Coast said it had signed an initial agreement with a consortium including France's Bouygues and South Korea's Hyundai and Dongsan Engineering to build a 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) urban rail line in Abidjan. Full Article
Fund managers back HK's "one share, one vote," disagree with Alibaba
Global fund managers of nearly $14 trillion in assets support Hong Kong's "one share, one vote" principle, and oppose changing listing rules to allow non-standard shareholding structures, the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) said on Tuesday. Full Article


A greener Malaysia
Malaysia’s five-year old initiative to push green technologies is paying dividends as Western corporations and international funding agencies are joining in to promote environment friendly projects in the country. And the related commercial documentations for the new laws and regulations... Full Article
Capital opportunities
After a tumultuous 2013, Indonesia’s capital markets have shown cause for cautious optimism at the start of 2014, as shown by the return of foreign capital inflows into the stock market, and the government’s global bond issuance in January being... Full Article
Overseas ambitions
Korean companies, rich in cash reserves, are increasingly looking overseas to fulfil their global ambitions. In addition to China, South America and the Middle East, there has been a significant focus on Southeast Asia, which boasts attractive growth rates and... Full Article
A new regime
After years in the making, Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act came into force last November. The Act is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and changes the manner in which organisations, including law firms, interact with their employees and... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
Online Know-how Arrives In The Asian Legal Market
By Practical Law Company | 29 Mar 14
In the past decade, high quality legal know-how and information services have changed the way lawyers work in London, New York and other key western markets. With the launch of Practical Law China, the first service of its kind to...
Pharmaceutical Laws In Malaysia
By Azmi & Associates | 24 Mar 14
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has issued the Drug Registration Document Guidance Document (DGRD) which serves as a reference for the drug registration process including quality control, inspection and licensing and post-registration activities of...