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Clifford Chance, STB on Huatai Securities’ $4.5 bln Hong Kong IPO
Clifford Chance and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are advising on Chinese brokerage firm Huatai Securities Co’s $4.5 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Full Article
Daum Kakao buys Path assets for Indonesia growth, stock soars
South Korean messaging app operator Daum Kakao Corp said it has acquired social networking assets from U.S.-based Path Inc, giving it a strong presence in Indonesia and sending its shares surging 10 percent on its push to expand globally. Full Article
Latham, Skadden advise on $37 billion Avago-Broadcom deal
Latham & Watkins has advised Avago Technologies Ltd on its agreement to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advising the seller. Full Article
A&G dominant at Southeast Asia Law Awards
Allen & Gledhill dominated the 11th edition of the annual ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, picking up a total of nine awards at the gala dinner held at the Fullerton Hotel on May 28, including both Singapore Deal Firm of... Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of May 28
Khaitan helps APAX sell IGATE stake, Clifford Chance advises banks in Malakoff’s IPO, and much more Full Article
ASEAN plans an Integrity Community
“ASEAN leaders must create a regional body that integrates anti-corruption principles into the framework of a proposed regional economic community or hopes for shared prosperity, upward mobility and entrepreneurship won’t be fulfilled.” Transparency International, April 24, 2015. Full Article

Features

The search for consistency
Islamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article
Spoilt for choice
The Cayman Islands and the BVI, competing for the offshore Asian market, have their individual charms. Which one you choose depends on your specific requirements, says SERGIO HELD Full Article
In-House Focus: Singapore GCs on their evolving roles
In our inaugural GC section, Alfred Romann speaks to two prominent General Counsel based in Singapore about some of the challenges they are facing regionally, and how their role is evolving as a result Full Article
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

Special Reports

ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in Asia.
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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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