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Korea’s Bae, Kim & Lee opens in Hong Kong
Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has established an office in Hong Kong as part of its ambitious growth strategy for the year which saw the firm launch a Dubai office in April, and announce plans to open... Full Article
Vietnam tightens rules on lending, ownership to curb fraud
Vietnam's central bank will tighten lending from mid July to individuals or institutions that exceed its bank share ownership limits as part of a push to shake up financial firms and tackle the fraud that has blighted its banking sector... Full Article
New Malaysia guidance to tackle uneven Islamic finance practices
Malaysia's central bank said it would finalise operating standards for all major Islamic finance contracts by the end of this year, creating the first comprehensive set of practical guidance for the industry. Full Article
W&C, CC star in record Indonesia sovereign sukuk
White & Case has advised the Republic of Indonesia on its $2 billion sovereign sukuk, the largest single tranche US dollar sukuk issued in Asia, and the country’s largest-ever U.S. dollar sukuk issuance. Clifford Chance advised the lead arrangers. Full Article
Clyde & Co adds 3 partners in SG, 1 in HK
Clyde & Co. has added four new partners in Asia, two in Singapore through lateral hires, and a promotion each in Singapore and Hong Kong. Full Article
Bakers, K&E on Telkom-Teleguam deal
Baker & McKenzie and its member firms have advised Telkom Indonesia on its acquisition of AP Teleguam Holdings, Inc. from Advantage Partners, a Japanese private equity firm that was represented by Kirkland & Ellis. Full Article


The search for consistency
Islamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article
Spoilt for choice
The Cayman Islands and the BVI, competing for the offshore Asian market, have their individual charms. Which one you choose depends on your specific requirements, says SERGIO HELD Full Article
In-House Focus: Singapore GCs on their evolving roles
In our inaugural GC section, Alfred Romann speaks to two prominent General Counsel based in Singapore about some of the challenges they are facing regionally, and how their role is evolving as a result 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

Special Reports

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.
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.