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China’s Yingke opens in Taipei
China’s Yingke Law Firm has officially launched an office in Taipei, with 10 partners resident in the city. Full Article
Malaysia’s Azmi in expansion drive
Malaysian law firm Azmi & Associates has hired Philip Teoh as a partner in its shipping practice in Kuala Lumpur, and Syed Muhammad Ridza Bin Syed Abdullah as a senior associate in Johor Bahru. Full Article
Sidley, Ashurst, Freshfields star in Itochu, CP Group’s $10 bln Citic deal
Sidley Austin, Ashurst and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scored key advisory roles on Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group’s joint $10 billion investment in Chinese conglomerate Citic Ltd. Full Article
Amarchand ‘to split into two firms’
The 98-year-old Indian law firm Amarchand Mangaldas will be split into two firms, with the two new firms each getting the legacy firm’s Mumbai and Delhi regions, according to a report in Indian newspaper Economic Times. The split is expected... Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Jan. 26
DLA Piper bolsters its Singapore office, Zhong Lun Law Firm nabs two partners from Fangda Partners, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
A&O, Freshfields star in Cheung Kong’s $3.8 bln train company acquisition
Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cheung Kong Investment’s agreement to acquire Britain’s Eversholt Rail for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion). 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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