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Short-sellers target AirAsia amid questions over accounting
Short-sellers are targeting AirAsia Bhd amid accounting worries at Asia's biggest budget carrier, with its shares among the most borrowed securities in Southeast Asia in recent weeks, data shows. Full Article
Malaysia's Sunway plans other listings after construction arm IPO
Malaysian quarry-to-property conglomerate, Sunway Group, has plans to list some of its other businesses after the initial public offering (IPO) of its construction arm takes place in July, its founder and chairman Jeffrey Cheah said. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of June 29
Cavenagh Law nabs real estate partner from WongPartnership, SNG & Partners opens in Doha and grows its Singapore office, Bakers announces its next round of partner promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Fairfax's Watsa to buy Indian logistics firm NCMSL
Fairfax India Holdings, a fund set up by Canadian investor Prem Watsa to target Indian assets, is set to take a majority stake in logistics firm National Collateral Management Services, two sources familiar with the matter said. Full Article
Vietnam to ease restrictions on foreign stakes in its firms
Vietnam's prime minister approved the scrapping of a 49 percent foreign ownership cap across many listed firms in one of the country's boldest economic reforms yet, although some sectors will remain restricted. Full Article
Eversheds launches contract lawyer service in Asia
Eversheds has launched its consulting arm in Asia with the introduction of Eversheds Agile, which provides lawyers to in-house legal teams on a temporary, contract basis. Full Article

Features

A new roadmap
India has faced scrutiny in recent years over its ability to protect the IP rights of all stakeholders and efficiently foster innovation. At the end of 2014, a draft National IPR Policy was released for public comment. The draft provides... Full Article
Q&A with Bob Charlton, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bob Charlton, who joined Berwin Leighton Paisner in October 2014 as the firm’s Asia head and Hong Kong Managing Partner, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the firm’s core focus areas and priorities in Asia, and its recent... Full Article
Troubled waters
As Malaysia’s dry shippers struggle to stay afloat, the country’s shipping lawyers are being kept busy, finds Raghavendra Verma Full Article
GC Section: Rising ASEAN Tiger
The Philippines is now Asia’s second-fastest growing economy, bringing with it both deals and opportunities. Ranajit Dam examines how in-house counsel are coping with – and capitalising on – these boom times Full Article

Special Reports

Women in law
By Dana MacLean | 01 Jun 15
Female in-house counsel and law firm partners across Asia tell Dana MacLean about how they juggle multiple roles as mothers, wives, lawyers and managers, and the skills it takes to rise through the ranks and stay.
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ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in Asia.
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Employer of Choice 2015
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual Employer of Choice survey picks the best firms in Asia to work for. They include the Korean firms Bae, Kim & Lee, Kim & Chang and Yulchon; the Chinese firms Chance Bridge Partners, Guangda Law Firm and Hengdu...
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