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Bakers adds arbitration partner in Tokyo
Baker & McKenzie has strengthened its disputes practice with the hire of Joel Greer as a partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Full Article
Samsung Group companies' merger deal runs into fresh opposition
The proposed $8 billion merger of two Samsung Group companies came under attack from two directions, as an activist hedge fund filed a court action against the deal and a shareholder advisory group recommended shareholders oppose it. Full Article
U.S. fund Elliott takes stake in Samsung Fire & Marine
Elliott Associates has bought shares in Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd, a spokeswoman for the South Korean firm said, potentially strengthening U.S. hedge fund's hand in its bid to block an $8 billion proposed merger of another two... Full Article
Akin Gump beefs up Asia oil and gas practice with partner hire
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has hired oil and gas lawyer Paul Greening from Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Full Article
Weil adds corporate partner in Shanghai
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has boosted its Greater China practice with the hiring of Charles Ching as a corporate partner in Shanghai. Full Article
Sheppard Mullin adds corporate partner in Seoul
U.S. firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has grown its Korean practice with the hire of corporate partner Johneth Chongseo Park in its Seoul office. Full Article


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.
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...