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ALB launches quarterly M&A report
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, and help law firms identify new business opportunities and develop their... Full Article
MoFo, Ashurst, MHM help ink Itochu-Charoen Pokphand alliance
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. Full Article
Singapore firm 'eyes Leighton property portfolio'
Singapore's City Developments Ltd and Australia's Stockland Group Ltd are considering bidding for Leighton Holdings' $7 billion residential and commercial property portfolio, according to a leading Australian newspaper. Full Article
Bain Capital to sell just under half of Bellsystem24 to Itochu
U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital has agreed to sell a 49.9 percent stake in Japanese telemarketing firm Bellsystem24 Holdings to Tokyo-based trading house Itochu Corp, the involved parties said in separate statements without disclosing the value of the deal. Full Article
Panasonic 'to initially invest $200 to $300 mln in Tesla battery plant'
Panasonic Corp plans to initially invest about 20 billion to 30 billion yen ($200 million to $300 million) in Tesla Motors Inc's planned lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, a person familiar with the matter said. Full Article
Eversheds adds banking partner in HK
Eversheds has hired Samuel Chau as a partner in the firm’s banking group in Hong Kong. Full Article

Features

Secondary solution
Singapore’s stock exchange has had a difficult 2014 so far, with a lack of IPOs and delistings of popular shares causing a steep drop in trading volumes. Among the moves by the bourse to win back companies and investors are... Full Article
Shot in the arm
India has proposed a framework for the bankruptcy of financial institutions that will align the country with international standards, and also give banks greater incentive to deal with stressed assets and help address their failures. Raghavendra Verma reports Full Article
Opening up
The liberalisation of Malaysia’s legal sector, more than a decade in the making, has finally begun moving ahead in a concrete manner with the amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Legal Profession Rules 2014 coming into force... Full Article
Buying spree
For the first time since the global financial crisis began in mid-2007, biotechnology companies’ spending on research and development is growing at a faster rate than revenue. Also, the growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report for $390.
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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 01 Jul 14
Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution in Asia, with Hong Kong and Singapore long viewed as the go-to destinations in the region. But now, other regional players like the KLRCA are making great strides towards becoming...
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...
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