Ashurst has seen a raft of partner exits in the past few days, including Singapore managing partner Shaun Lascelles and former Hong Kong managing partner Lina Lee.
Mayer Brown JSM won three awards at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2016 on Sept. 9, including the coveted The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky Award Hong Kong...
Nominations now open for Asian Legal Business Korea Law Awards 2016. Asian Legal Business has begun accepting nominations for ALB Korea Law Awards 2016.
Big Four Japanese law firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) has acquired leading Thai law practice Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices for an undisclosed amount.
Taylor Wessing has established a branch in Hong Kong after setting up an official association with local firm HM Chan & Co.
|Report: Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate the nation's smartphone sales, government sources said. Full Article|
|Hong Kong securities regulator to kick-off "regtech" project - sourcesHong Kong's securities regulator is due next month to kick-off a pilot "fintech" project as part of a broader plan to improve the way it monitors and detects systemic risk. Full Article|
|Tokyo: SPB hires international arb head from K&L GatesSquire Patton Boggs has hired Haig Oghigian as the head of its international arbitration practice in Tokyo from K&L Gates, where he led the commercial disputes practice. Full Article|
|Allen & Gledhill sets up public policy practiceSingapore’s Allen & Gledhill has recently launched a public policy practice, the first law firm in the city-state to do so. Full Article|
|HFW hires new COO from Clifford ChanceHolman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has appointed Justin Young as its new chief operating officer (COO). Full Article|
|Clifford Chance collaborates with TR to launch OTC derivatives solutionThomson Reuters and Clifford Chance have jointly launched a solution to help banks tackle regulatory obligations relating to margin rules for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Full Article|
|Thailand: A green approachWith Thailand’s energy consumption set to jump by at least 75 percent over the next two decades, the country is growing concerned about its increasing dependence on imports. As a result, Thailand has set out ambitious plans for renewable energy... Full Article|
|Power in numbersEquity crowdfunding is rapidly gaining ground in Asia, but the region has yet to embrace it fully. Advanced financial hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong are taking a wait-and-watch approach Full Article|
|A newfound patent passionThe popularity of IP litigation in Asia has soared of late, with jurisdictions such as China vastly increasing their role on the global stage. Though sectors such as pharmaceuticals have seen a drop over the past decade Full Article|
|Corruption clampdownSouth Korea’s new anti-graft law, set to take effect in September, has resulted in backlash and caused significant controversy. It also has companies rushing to ensure compliance by educating staff and tightening their monitoring procedures, finds Chris Thomson. Full Article|
|ALB M&A Rankings 2016 16 Sep 16 ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia includes Singh & Associates and Phoenix Legal in India; Hermawan Juniarto, Indrawan Darsyah Santoso, and Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo in Indonesia; Weerawong in Thailand; and LNT & Partners and...|
|Women in Law 16 Jun 16 In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.|
|ALB IP Rankings 2016 19 May 16 A mix of established heavyweights and up-and-comers make the ALB IP Rankings for 2016.|