Asian Legal Business has announced the list of finalists for the 13th annual The Macallan Hong Kong Law Awards.
Singapore’s WongPartnership has expanded into Indonesia by teaming with Jakarta-based firm Makes & Partners.
Ashurst has hired two partners and one counsel from OMM in Singapore, as well as a senior consultant to boost its restructuring and special projects capability in Asia.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired corporate partners David Livdahl and Jenny Sheng from Paul Hastings to open its Beijing office. They will be joined by three other Paul Hastings...
Duane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a licence from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January.
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|SE Asia Deals: OCBC issues rights worth $2.7 blnAlso, Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters star in Suzlon Energy’s $547 million convertible bonds restructuring, JSA advises Franklin Electric Co on its 70 percent stake purchase in Pluga Plugs, and much more in our weekly Southeast Asia deals roundup. Full Article|
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|JX eyes Indonesia, Vietnam for 1st big refining push into AsiaJX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp is looking at building refineries and petrol stations in Indonesia and Vietnam as fuel consumption slumps at home, in what would be its first major downstream oil investment in Asia outside Japan. Full Article|
|Policy delay has Japanese car makers reviewing Philippines expansion plansTop Japanese auto makers in the Philippines are threatening to shift production to cheaper Southeast Asian countries as the government drags its feet on a plan to rebuild its shrinking car manufacturing industry. Full Article|
|Chemara Palmea plans Malaysia's 1st plantation shell company listingChemara Palmea Holdings Bhd, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with no existing assets, plans to list shares on the local bourse in a deal expected to raise 650 million Malaysian ringgit ($206.41 million), according to a draft prospectus filed on Aug. 14. Full Article|
|Hopes and challengesWhile the election of Jokowi Widodo brings both pressures and opportunities for foreign investors, the overall outlook is promising, says Dana MacLean. Meanwhile, Newmont Mining's next move in its dispute with Indonesia is still in the air under Jokowi's new... Full Article|
|Competition heats upChina’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article|
|Enter the behemothA proposed three-way bank merger in Malaysia looks set to disrupt the old ways of Islamic finance, say Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Bernardo Vizcaino of Reuters. Full Article|
|The Third WCCJ Congress in SeoulThe Constitutional Court of Korea will host the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), a four-day international conference that brings together top leaders in constitutional justice from around the world in Seoul starting from Sep. 28... Full Article|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 24 Jul 14 This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...|
|Arbitration in Asia: The next generation? 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...|
|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 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...|