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Manulife shelves $420 million Singapore REIT IPO as markets swoon
Canada's Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO shelved its S$569 million ($420 million) IPO of a real estate investment trust in Singapore, the first major Asian offering outside China to be pulled due to deteriorating global markets. Full Article
Singapore bail-in proposals make senior bond holders breathe easy
Holders of senior debt from Singapore's banks will have reason to breathe easy if the Monetary Authority of Singapore implements proposals to limit its statutory bail-in framework to subordinated debt. Full Article
Singapore tweaks proposed REIT market reforms
Singapore's central bank announced tweaks to its proposed reforms of the real estate investment trust (REIT) market, including changes to the leverage cap and more transparency to protect investors. Full Article
Indonesia earnings downgrades bode ill for Asia's worst stock market
Investors hoping that Indonesian company profits would turn around in the second half of the year are now bracing for disappointment, boding ill for a stock market that is already the worst performer in Asia. Full Article
Indonesia hopes new tools will boost appeal to foreign Islamic banks
Indonesian regulators are promoting new sharia-compliant financial tools and considering easing foreign ownership limits for domestic Islamic banks, seeking to make the sector more appealing to foreign lenders. Full Article
Shearman advises Mongolia on its dim sum bond debut
Shearman & Sterling and local firm GTs Advocates have advised the Mongolian government on its sale of an offshore yuan bond, making it the second country after Britain to issue yuan-denominated bonds. Full Article


A new roadmap
India has faced scrutiny in recent years over its ability to protect the IP rights of all stakeholders and efficiently foster innovation. At the end of 2014, a draft National IPR Policy was released for public comment. The draft provides... Full Article
Q&A with Bob Charlton, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bob Charlton, who joined Berwin Leighton Paisner in October 2014 as the firm’s Asia head and Hong Kong Managing Partner, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the firm’s core focus areas and priorities in Asia, and its recent... Full Article
Troubled waters
As Malaysia’s dry shippers struggle to stay afloat, the country’s shipping lawyers are being kept busy, finds Raghavendra Verma Full Article
GC Section: Rising ASEAN Tiger
The Philippines is now Asia’s second-fastest growing economy, bringing with it both deals and opportunities. Ranajit Dam examines how in-house counsel are coping with – and capitalising on – these boom times Full Article

Special Reports

Women in law
By Dana MacLean | 01 Jun 15
Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.
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.
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...