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ALB Asia January issue out now
The January issue of Asian Legal Business (Asia edition) is now available for viewing. Click here to view it. Full Article
Dacheng inks merger with Dentons to create legal behemoth
The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating the largest law firm in the world. An official announcement... Full Article
Fried Frank to exit Asia
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is closing its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, effectively pulling the firm out of Asia. Full Article
China's shipyards brace for leaner times as oil slump sours rig building spree
With a near 40 percent slice of a global market worth tens of billions of dollars, Chinese rig builders that offered juicy financing terms and discounts to leapfrog Asian rivals in recent years are now the most exposed to a slowdown. Full Article
Indonesia proposes changes to aviation rules after AirAsia crash
Indonesia's transport minister proposed a number of changes to improve aviation safety standards at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday, just over three weeks after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed killing all 162 people on board. Full Article
SapuraKencana signs Malaysia's largest Islamic loan worth $2.3 bln
SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd , a Malaysian oil and gas services firm, said on Thursday it has signed a $2.3 billion Islamic loan with 11 lenders. Full Article

Features

The year in 2015
What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers to Ranajit Dam Full Article
Indonesia IP: Moving towards the AEC
With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community slated for late 2015, ASEAN members are seeking to modernise their IP regimes to meet key objectives set out in the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan. Indonesia, ASEAN’s largest economy and... Full Article
The boom is back
The United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more work for law firms both... Full Article
Q&A with David Rivkin, IBA President
David Rivkin, the new International Bar Association (IBA) President, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the IBA's road map and arbitration trends in Asia. Full Article

Special Reports

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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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...
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