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SE Asia Deals: Week of Oct. 5
Allen & Gledhill advises DBS Bank on its issuance of covered bonds worth $1 billion, J. Sagar Associates acts on Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited’s $613 million QIP, AZB & Partners represent GTL in the sale of its O&M and energy-management... Full Article
Mauritius in talks to review India tax treaty
Mauritius is in talks to review a tax treaty that has made this island of just 1.3 million people the biggest single source of foreign direct investment in India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, the finance minister said. Full Article
Malaysia state fund, Petronas mostly "exempted" from TPP
Malaysian state fund Khazanah Nasional and state energy firm Petronas will be largely exempted from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) regulations, as Malaysia is ready to allow some exceptions, the trade minister said. Full Article
With a whiff of Wall Street, Indonesia's Jokowi tries a new tack
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been a let-down for investors who thought he would slash red tape and push aside reactionaries to revive the economy. Now, after nearly a year in office, he is starting to look like the leader... Full Article
AirAsia's potential management-led buyout faces headwinds
AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes may find it tough to take the budget airline private due to large funding needs as potential partners worry about a floundering Malaysian economy and a weak regional aviation market. Full Article
Malaysia's rulers call for quick action on scandal dogging state fund
Malaysia's royal rulers have called for a quick, transparent investigation into troubled state-fund 1MDB, in rare comments from the monarchy that presents a new challenge to Prime Minister Najib Razak as he fends off corruption allegations. Full Article


‘We want to be at the cutting edge of things’
Erwandi Hendarta, the managing partner of Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, speaks to Ranajit Dam about his strategy for growth, challenges faced by Indonesian law firms, and the development of the local legal market Full Article
UAE companies law: A new era
After several years of discussion, the United Arab Emirates has issued a long-awaited companies law aimed at boosting IPO activity, enhancing corporate governance and encouraging foreign investment into the Arab world’s second biggest economy. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
A new energy
Thailand’s energy sector has been the topic of much conversation of late. For one, the country looks set to revise its Petroleum Act this year, which means more licences will be granted for oil and gas exploration. But the overall... Full Article
‘We look to enter any new market like a local law firm’
Ryu Umezu, who managed Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) from 2012 to 2014, and recipient of the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the ALB Japan Law Awards in June, speaks to Kanishk Verghese Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 40 Under 40
By ALB | 01 Sep 15
In the inaugural 40 Under 40 list, ALB showcases 40 of the brightest young legal minds in the region.
Asia In-House 25
By ALB | 01 Aug 15
The inaugural ALB In-House 25 showcases the fine work that in-house teams are doing across the region. The In-House 25 was selected on the basis of submissions from in-house teams, wins at ALB’s various law awards across Asia, and also...
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.