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Hogan Lovells hires finance partner from Paul Hastings in Tokyo
Hogan Lovells has hired project finance partner Joseph Kim from Paul Hastings in Tokyo. Full Article
ArcelorMittal, Gerdau to sell U.S. joint venture to Nucor
ArcelorMittal and Gerdau said on Monday they were selling their Gallatin Steel U.S. joint venture to Nucor Corp for $770 million. Full Article
Japan's J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara
Japanese finance company J Trust Co Ltd is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara Tbk to tap rising demand for retail finance in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Full Article
A&O, CC feature in $916 mln Laos hydropower project
Allen & Overy has advised Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, a consortium formed by Japan’s Kansai power, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Lao Holding State Enterprise, on a $916 million hydropower project on Laos’ Nam Ngiep river. Full Article
OMM nabs dispute partner from KWM in HK
O’Melveny & Myers has hired disputes and resolution partner Denis Brock from King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. Full Article
Asia Appointments: K&E nabs 2 partners from Hogan Lovells
Also, OMM hires disputes partner from KWM in HK, Hogan Lovells adds corporate partner from K&E, Wilson Sonsini grows its capital markets and M&A team in Beijing, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article

Features

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

Special Reports

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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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...
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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...
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