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ALB Readers Survey 2014: YOU get to decide
ALB is undertaking its first annual readers’ survey, the ALB Readers Survey 2014, to seek your input and suggestions on the quality, relevance and timeliness of its magazine and web content. Full Article
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
SE Asia Deals: Exova acquires Metallurgical Services
Also, Davis Polk, DLA Piper and Trilegal star in Rolta’s $300 million notes issue, A&G advises Temasek Financial (I) and Temasek Holdings on the former’s $15 billion updation of its MTN programme, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia... Full Article
TAQA pulls out of India power plant deal with Jaiprakash
An Abu Dhabi-led consortium is pulling out of a $1.6 billion deal to buy two hydroelectric power plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd, dealing a blow to the Indian group's efforts to cut its debt. Full Article
Asia a hard sell for Russian firms seeking cash
Russian banks and companies shut out of Western funding markets are unlikely to be greeted with open arms and ready wallets in Asia, international bankers and industry experts say. Full Article
Infinite Rewards, Albedo scrap $620 mln reverse takeover
Malaysia's Infinite Rewards Inc and Singapore-listed Albedo Ltd have scrapped plans for a reverse takeover, according to a statement, in a deal that would have let Albedo join the foray of international property developers buying up land in Malaysia's Iskandar... Full Article

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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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