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Asia Appointments: Week of July 25
Hogan Lovells energy, finance quintet moves to Jones Day, Simmons adds financial markets partner from Linklaters in Hong Kong, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
HK: Simmons adds financial markets partner from Links
Simmons & Simmons has hired Simon McKnight as a partner in its Hong Kong office from Linklaters, where he was a London-based counsel in the capital markets team. Full Article
Hogan Lovells energy, finance quintet moves to Jones Day
Jones Day has hired a team of five energy lawyers from Hogan Lovells as partners in its Singapore and Beijing offices, including James Harris, who was the global head of infrastructure Full Article
With Mumbai and Delhi centres, India hopes to get on intl. arbitration map
India is looking to promote arbitration in a major way, following the opening of a centre in Mumbai, and a second one planned in New Delhi. But their success will depend on how receptive lawyers are. Full Article
Davis Polk, Haiwen advising Postal Savings Bank on planned $10 bln IPO
Davis Polk and Haiwen & Partners are representing China’s Postal Savings Bank on its planned $10 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors. Full Article
Shearman, Pillsbury on $420 mln sale of India BPO firm
Shearman & Sterling has advised PE funds CX Partners and Capital Square Partners on a $420 million sale of Indian business process outsourcing firm Minacs to Concentrix Global Holdings. Full Article


Taking on defaulters
India recently passed a new bankruptcy code that promises tougher action against corporate defaulters. But, as lawyers tell Ranajit Dam, having it implemented quickly and easily might be a challenge. Full Article
Bigger and better
Arbitration continues to make giant strides across Asia, driven by the growth of institutions like SIAC, HKIAC and KLRCA. Ranajit Dam reports on key trends in the region’s arbitration space today, and how the future looks even brighter Full Article
A new reality
Falling oil prices in the past couple of years has led to governments in the Middle East region cutting spending and pulling back on projects, and this in turn has led to slowing growth in a number of key sectors. Full Article
Flexible, driven, risk-takers
What are some of the qualities that companies seek in their in-house counsel? Haky Moon asks recruiters and heads of legal across Asia Full Article

Special Reports

Women in Law
By Dana MacLean | 16 Jun 16
In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.
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By ALB | 19 May 16
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ALB Employer of Choice 2016
By ALB | 18 Apr 16
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