• We are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings .
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have scored advisory roles on the merger between two of China’s leading taxi-hailing apps, Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache,...
  • Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay China a fine of $975 million, the largest in the country's corporate history, ending a 14-month government investigation into anti-competitive practices.
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has opened a Foreign Legal Consultant office in Seoul, joining a host of international law firms that have entered the market since the signing of...
  • King & Wood Mallesons will open an office in Singapore after being granted a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Breaking News

U.S. federal prosecutor rejoins O’Melveny in HK, LA
U.S. federal prosecutor Ronald Cheng has rejoined O’Melveny & Myers as a partner in the firm’s white collar defence and corporate investigations group. Full Article
Call for submissions: ALB 2015 IP Rankings
We are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings. Full Article
Japan's NTT Communications agrees to buy German data centre operator
Japan's NTT Communications Corp said it has agreed to buy German data centre firm e-shelter, becoming Europe's third biggest operator in the sector, in the latest in a series of overseas acquisitions to counter sluggish growth at home. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Mar. 2
Hogan Lovells hires IP trio from Mayer Brown in HK, Zul Rafique boosts its corporate finance team in KL, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
NRF brings new capital markets partner on board in HK
Norton Rose Fulbright has hired corporate and capital markets lawyer David Johnson as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Full Article
Hogan Lovells nabs IP trio from Mayer Brown
Hogan Lovells has bolstered its Greater China intellectual property (IP) presence with the hire of Alan Chiu, Eugene Low and Kenny Wong from Mayer Brown JSM’s Hong Kong office. Full Article

Features

ASEAN Potential
2015 is slated to be the year when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) kicks off, and the Southeast Asian economic bloc looks all set to drive offshore growth, finds Chris Horton Full Article
Prohibition on Transfer of Personal Data from Hong Kong Soon to Come Into Force
Publication of Guidance Note by Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner is likely to be the first step in implementing a long awaited prohibition on cross-border personal data transfers. Full Article
Q&A with David Zemans, Milbank's Asia managing partner
David Zemans, Asia managing partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strategy for growth in the region, how it is adapting to the needs of an evolving Asian market, and the importance... Full Article
Clamping down on corruption
Corruption has been a deep-rooted problem in Asia for many years. Local governments have tackled this issue with renewed vigour in recent years, and are fast developing and enforcing existing anti-corruption laws. Meanwhile, extraterritorial regulations from Europe and the U.S... Full Article

Special Reports

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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ALB CSR List 2015
By ALB | 01 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.
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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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