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DLA Piper advises Fosun on $464 mln Ironshore investment
DLA Piper has advised Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International on its $464 million investment in Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Ironshore. Full Article
Ashurst hires new HK partner from White & Case
Ashurst had expanded its Hong Kong office by hiring capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot from White & Case, where she led the firm’s regional high-yield practice. Full Article
Bumble Bee attracts takeover interest from Thai Union, Post
Bumble Bee Foods has received takeover overtures from canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products PCL and U.S. packaged foods company Post Holdings Inc in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter. Full Article
Samsung buys U.S. air conditioner firm Quietside in 'smart home' push
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. Full Article
Ashurst hires three partners from OMM’s Singapore office
Ashurst has hired three partners from O’Melveny & Myers in Singapore (OMM), and a senior consultant to boost the firm’s restructuring and special projects capability in Asia. Full Article
Duane Morris opens in Shanghai
Duane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a license from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January. Full Article


Hopes and challenges
While the election of Jokowi Widodo brings both pressures and opportunities for foreign investors, the overall outlook is promising, says Dana MacLean. Meanwhile, Newmont Mining's next move in its dispute with Indonesia is still in the air under Jokowi's new... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
Enter the behemoth
A proposed three-way bank merger in Malaysia looks set to disrupt the old ways of Islamic finance, say Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Bernardo Vizcaino of Reuters. Full Article
The Third WCCJ Congress in Seoul
The Constitutional Court of Korea will host the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), a four-day international conference that brings together top leaders in constitutional justice from around the world in Seoul starting from Sep. 28... Full Article

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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
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