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South Korea expects to take 4-5 percent stake in China-led AIIB
South Korea expects to take a stake of 4 percent to 5 percent in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), in which it is seeking to be a founding member, a deputy finance minister said Full Article
Norton Rose Fulbright, Jingtian & Gongcheng star in $5.5 bln China property deal
Norton Rose Fulbright has scored key advisory role in the Hong Kong-listed China Overseas Land & Investment’s (COLI) recent acquisition of a property portfolio from China’s State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (CSCECL) worth $5.5 billion. Full Article
Sidley Austin, Bakers star in Starbucks’ partnership with Taiwan's Tingyi
International law firms Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie have scored key advisory roles in Starbucks Corp’s recent tie-up with Tingyi Holding Corp, a major drink maker operating in mainland China. Full Article
Covington boosts employment practice in Beijing
Covington & Burling has boosted its international employment practice in China with the recent hire of Grace Chen as an Of Counsel in its Beijing office. Full Article
EU imposes anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China and Taiwan
The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties on imports of cold-rolled flat stainless steel from China and Taiwan, according to a notice in the EU's Official Journal. Full Article
White & Case names NY-based partner as new Asia head
White & Case has named Eric Berg, the New York-based head of its global banking practice, as its Asia head. Singapore partner Barrye Wall will continue in the role of Regional Section Head of Asia. Full Article

Features

The AEC approaches: Is Indonesia ready?
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is due to be established by the end of the year, which should encourage trade and attract investment into the region. The liberalisation and integration of ASEAN members’ capital markets has been a key focus... Full Article
Q&A with Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific
Justin Walkey, Chairman of Bird & Bird Asia Pacific, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about the firm’s key objectives in Asia, its growth strategy, and the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive environment. Full Article
A Big Year In The Offing
Bookended by the formation of the SICC in the beginning, and the arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end, 2015 is shaping up to be a promising year for arbitration in Singapore, finds Ed Lane Full Article
Lawyers needed
The rapid rise to prominence of Islamic finance has, on the flip side, exposed a shortage of both finance and legal professionals skilled in the field. Ranajit Dam finds out how law firms and institutions in Malaysia are working to... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Power List 2015
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.
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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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