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ALB hosts inaugural Malaysia IP conference
ALB hosts inaugural Malaysia IP conference Full Article
STB, Freshfields star in $2.5 bln integration of Alibaba’s online pharmacy operations
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Alibaba Group Holding on the integration of its Tmall online pharmacy operations into Hong Kong-listed affiliate Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited, which has turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for advice. Full Article
Sidley recruits M&A partner from O’Melveny & Myers
Sidley Austin has bolstered its M&A practice in China with the hire of partner Wendy Wenseng Pan from O’Melveny & Myers. Full Article
Anderson Mori swoops in for 50 Bingham lawyers in Tokyo
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has brought about 50 lawyers from Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa on board in Tokyo, effective Apr. 1. Full Article
Bakers first intl law firm in Shanghai FTZ ‘joint operation’
Baker & McKenzie has become the first foreign law firm to enter into a ”joint operation” in China under Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) rules after its application with Beijing’s FenXun Partners was approved by the Ministry of Justice. Full Article
Commodity giants' Singapore trading hubs under fire in tax probes
The Singapore trading hubs of the world's largest commodity companies are coming under scrutiny from the governments of some resource-producing countries who say they suspect they are using units in the Southeast Asian financial centre to avoid tax. Full Article


Q&A with Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw
In only about four years since its founding, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has shown itself to be one of the more progressive-minded law firms in the region. The affiliation with Taylor Wessing came fairly early on, but more recently the firm... Full Article
Gathering momentum
After a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs... Full Article
Japan IP: a boost for rights holders
Amendments to Japan’s intellectual property laws, which were passed in 2014, took effect on April 1 this year. Some marquee changes include the introduction of non-traditional trademarks and a new patent opposition system in Japan. Kanishk Verghese reports Full Article
Networking time
As Asian law firms find their clients’ business increasingly moving across borders, a number are looking to find partners they can trust in different jurisdictions. This is bringing into increasing focus the role played by independent law firm networks in... Full Article

Special Reports

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...
ALB Power List 2015
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
ALB reveals Asia's most successful international and regional law firms, on the basis of their achievements at ALB's annual Law Awards events and Rankings reports.
Firms to Watch 2015
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
ALB's Firms to Watch 2015 list celebrates 10 law firms in Asia that may be small in size, but are certainly big in ambition.