Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 13th annual The Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards.
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.
Morrison & Foerster, Ashurst and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto are acting on Japanese trading house Itochu Corp’s $1 billion tie-up with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group.
Asian Legal Business is proud to announce the latest addition to its Law Awards series in Asia: the Indonesia Law Awards, scheduled for Oct. 28 in central Jakarta.
Eversheds has hired Samuel Chau as a partner in the firm’s banking group in Hong Kong from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
|Ashurst hires new HK partner from White & CaseAshurst had expanded its Hong Kong office by hiring capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot from White & Case, where she led the firm’s regional high-yield practice. Full Article|
|Bumble Bee attracts takeover interest from Thai Union, PostBumble Bee Foods has received takeover overtures from canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products PCL and U.S. packaged foods company Post Holdings Inc in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter. Full Article|
|Samsung buys U.S. air conditioner firm Quietside in 'smart home' pushSamsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had acquired U.S. air conditioner distributor Quietside LLC as part of its push to strengthen its "smart home" business. Full Article|
|Ashurst hires three partners from OMM’s Singapore officeAshurst has hired three partners from O’Melveny & Myers in Singapore (OMM), and a senior consultant to boost the firm’s restructuring and special projects capability in Asia. Full Article|
|Duane Morris opens in ShanghaiDuane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a license from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January. Full Article|
|HK-listed Fosun International in talks to buy Swiss Re unitHong Kong-listed Fosun International Ltd is in talks to buy a Swiss Re AG's U.S. life insurance arm in a possible $400 million to $500 million deal, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Full Article|
|Secondary solutionSingapore’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 armIndia 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 upThe 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 spreeFor 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|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 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 at the special launch price...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 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 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...|