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Bird & Bird strengthens SG employment group
Bird & Bird has brought former Braddell Brothers employment partner Seow Hui Goh on board at its Singapore office. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of Dec. 22
A&O and S&C star in Thai Union Frozen Products’ $1.5 billion acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Addleshaw and SSEK score lead roles in Rolls-Royce’s $1.2 billion energy gas turbine and compressor business sale to Siemens, and much more in our... Full Article
India's UltraTech to buy Jaiprakash cement plants for $852 mln
India's UltraTech Cement has agreed to buy two cement plants from Jaiprakash Associates for 54 billion rupees ($852 million) including debt, the companies said on Tuesday. Full Article
GIC eyes control of India's Nirlon in up to $197 mln deal
An affiliate of Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC plans to take control of India's Nirlon Ltd in a deal estimated to be worth up to $197 million, the companies said on Tuesday. Full Article
Ten Bingham lawyers join Morgan Lewis in Tokyo
A group of 10 lawyers and six support staff have joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius from Bingham McCutchen in Tokyo. Full Article
NA Deals: Week of Dec. 22
CC, JiaYuan, NRF, Dacheng star in BAIC Motor’s $1.42 billion Hong Kong IPO, Debevoise and Paul Hastings advise on Hanwha SolarOne’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Hanwha Q CELLS, Jun He, Skadden and Zhong Lun feature in JD.com’s $619 million ADS... Full Article

Features

Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article
One foot in the door
Not long ago, offshore firms were primarily involved in PRC-focused transactions through structures set up by international investors to invest in China. Recently, however, large Chinese SOEs and private companies have begun investing around the world in Africa, the U.S... Full Article
‘Jokowi has to empower the private sector’
Andre Rahadian, senior partner at Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, talks to Ranajit Dam about the expectations from Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, and the challenges he will face in the near future. Full Article
‘The focus is on the steady growth we already have’
Alastair Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills’ new Southeast Asia chief, talks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strengths in the region, his plans moving forward, and how he wants to make region ‘the firm's greatest success story.’ Full Article

Special Reports

Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...
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By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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