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Bingham McCutchen and Morgan Lewis agree to merge
Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston-based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis & Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter. Full Article
Over 150 lawyers attend ALB’s HK In-House Legal Summit
More than 150 Hong Kong-based in-house counsel attended the 2014 ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit, held at the Conrad Hotel on Sep. 12, to hear from a range of distinguished speakers on topics and issues affecting businesses and lawyers across Asia. Full Article
Another high-profile exit for DLA
DLA Piper’s Asia operations have been rocked by yet another big-name departure, with Biswajit Chatterjee, head of the firm’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice, leaving to join Squire Patton Boggs. Full Article
Indonesia rice producer Tiga Pilar to sell 10 pct stake to KKR
Indonesian rice and noodle producer PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk plans to sell 10 percent of itself to KKR & Co LP for 658 billion rupiah ($54.90 million), taking the U.S. private equity firm's stake to around 25 percent. Full Article
Japan's Skylark to offer up to $1.1 bln in shares in Tokyo IPO
Japan's Skylark Co Ltd will list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 9 in an initial public offering worth up to $1.1 billion, marking the restaurant operator's return to the market three years after it was taken private by... Full Article
Infosys partners with Huawei for cloud-based services
Infosys Ltd, India's second-biggest IT services provider, said it had signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to offer enterprise customers cloud computing services. Full Article

Features

Growing optimism
India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has infused optimism in the country’s business environment prompting foreign investors to reconsider the country’s prospects and revive their shelved projects. Sensing the upbeat mood, Indian law firms too are expanding faster than ever... Full Article
A booster shot for Islamic finance
Islamic finance in Indonesia is still the ‘step child’ of the country’s banking sector, even with the country’s population of 210 million Muslims. Yet with Jokowi coming on as president in October, and a new blueprint from the Ministry of... Full Article
Journeying abroad
With growth grinding to a halt at home, more Japanese companies are expected to follow the likes of Suntory Holdings in acquiring companies overseas to gain a foothold in faster-growing markets. The country’s banks and government agencies, awash with cash,... Full Article
Constitutional Court of Korea to host WCCJ’s 3rd Congress
The world’s top leaders of Constitutional Courts are to assemble in Seoul to attend the 3rd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) scheduled for Sep. 28 to Oct. 1, 2014. The topic of the Congress will be... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 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...
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 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...
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