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22 partners leave Bingham McCutchen for Akin Gump
Twenty-two partners have left Bingham McCutchen to join Akin Gump’s offices in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. Full Article
BLP hires DLA’s APAC MP for HK office
Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired DLA Piper’s former Asia-Pacific managing partner Bob Charlton as the firm’s Asia head and managing partner of the Hong Kong office. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: OCBC issues rights worth $2.7 bln
Also, OMM, Torys, Wachtell Lipton and Weil Gotshal star in GIC’s $700 million investment in XPO Logistics, Tatva and Tempus advise on Cyient’s majority stake acquisition in Invati Insights, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals spotlight. Full Article
Kuveyt Turk plans to debut in Malaysia with ringgit sukuk
Turkish participation bank Kuveyt Turk plans to issue sukuk, or Islamic bonds, in Malaysia aiming to raise as much as 2 billion ringgit ($625.3 million), its first foray into the Southeast Asian Islamic debt capital market. Full Article
Indonesia's financial regulator to push for more local insurer IPOs
Indonesia's financial regulator will encourage local insurance companies to pursue initial public offerings to have more access to capital, an official said on Monday. Full Article
Indonesian lawmakers approve Southeast Asia smog-fighting pact
Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional cooperation effort. Full Article


Growing optimism
India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has infused optimism in the country’s business environment prompting foreign investors to reconsider the country’s prospects and revive their shelved projects. Sensing the upbeat mood, Indian law firms too are expanding faster than ever... Full Article
A booster shot for Islamic finance
Islamic finance in Indonesia is still the ‘step child’ of the country’s banking sector, even with the country’s population of 210 million Muslims. Yet with Jokowi coming on as president in October, and a new blueprint from the Ministry of... Full Article
Journeying abroad
With growth grinding to a halt at home, more Japanese companies are expected to follow the likes of Suntory Holdings in acquiring companies overseas to gain a foothold in faster-growing markets. The country’s banks and government agencies, awash with cash,... Full Article
Constitutional Court of Korea to host WCCJ’s 3rd Congress
The world’s top leaders of Constitutional Courts are to assemble in Seoul to attend the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) scheduled for Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014. The topic of the Congress will be... Full Article

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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...
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...