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Norton Rose Fulbright recruits Fried Frank’s disputes team in HK
Norton Rose Fulbright has hired five lawyers from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson’s dispute resolution team in Hong Kong, following the U.S. firm’s announcement in January that that it was exiting Asia. Full Article
Bird & Bird adds corporate partner in Singapore
Bird & Bird has hired corporate partner Ken Cheung from Berwin Leighton Paisner in Singapore. Full Article
Japan's Daiichi Sankyo to sell up to $3.6 billion Sun Pharma stake
Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd is selling shares worth up to $3.6 billion in Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , setting it on course to retreat from India after a rollercoaster seven years. Full Article
Groupon to sell 46 percent stake in Ticket Monster for $360 million
Groupon Inc said it would sell a 46 percent stake in Ticket Monster, its South Korean e-commerce business, for $360 million amid efforts to turn itself around. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Apr. 20
Sidley Austin nabs M&A partner from OMM, A&O appoints banking and finance partner in HK and real estate partner in Abu Dhabi as part of its global round of promotions, Eiger recruits corporate senior legal consultant in Taipei, and more... Full Article
Japan's ANA Holdings to buy stake in Skymark Airlines
Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc, will buy a stake of less than 20 percent in Skymark Airlines Inc as part of a rescue plan for the bankrupt domestic budget carrier, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Full Article

Features

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...
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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.
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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.
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