Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 13th annual The Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards.
Asian Legal Business has released the first in its series of quarterly M&A Reviews; reports which provide companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions.
Morrison & Foerster, Ashurst and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto are acting on Japanese trading house Itochu Corp’s $1 billion tie-up with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group.
Asian Legal Business is proud to announce the latest addition to its Law Awards series in Asia: the Indonesia Law Awards, scheduled for Oct. 28 in central Jakarta.
Eversheds has hired Samuel Chau as a partner in the firm’s banking group in Hong Kong from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
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