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CLOSING SOON: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is closing soon. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey is open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner. 《亚洲法律杂志》2014年度亚洲范围内最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选现在开始接受在线问卷调查表。 Full Article
NA Deals: Leju Holdings launches NYSE IPO
Also, Reed Smith advises on Harmony Link Corp’s sale of a controlling stake in Cheong Ming Investment to Maureen Holdings, Paul Hastings stars in Forterra Trust’s disposition of its Beijing property, and much more in this week’s North Asia deals... Full Article
HSF, Freshies guide PTTEP’s $1 bln buy of Hess Thai assets
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PTTEP), Thailand's biggest oil and gas explorer, on its $1 billion acquisition of Hess Corp's assets in Thailand. Hess Corp is being guided on the deal by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer... Full Article
Yahoo! GC rejoins K&L Gates
Former Yahoo! Inc Asia-Pacific general counsel Jim Wu has left the Internet company to rejoin K&L Gates as a corporate partner in the firm’s Taipei and Palo Alto offices. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Ex-DLF SVP rejoins O.P. Khaitan
Also, Bird & Bird strengthens its Middle East team, Morrison & Foerster hires M&A partner in Singapore, Khaitan Sud promotes four to its partnership, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article
Investors vexed by WH Group's army of IPO underwriters
The world's biggest pork company has deployed 29 banks to market its up to $5.3 billion Hong Kong IPO in the hopes of getting a better price for its shares in a volatile market. But instead of creating a buzz,... Full Article


Game on
Japan is one step closer to becoming a gaming hub after lawmakers submitted a draft plan in December to legalise integrated casino resorts in the island nation. If the legislation is approved, Japan may see its first casino in time... Full Article
Is small the next big thing?
As Asia’s airline market soars to new heights, aircraft manufacturers are cashing in on a slew of new orders. Makers of smaller aircraft too are carving out a niche in the region, and are beginning to challenge their larger rivals... Full Article
Joining forces against corruption
Corruption today is one of the biggest challenges facing companies doing business in Asia. With their reputations increasingly at stake, corporations are increasingly partnering with LPOs on anti-corruption investigations and the creation of compliance programmes. Vasundhara Chatterjee finds out how... Full Article
‘Never shy away from hard decisions’
In conversation with Jagriti Bhattacharya, Chief Counsel, South Asia, Thomson Reuters, Mumbai, India on why she believes in ‘never shying away from hard decisions' and why in-house counsel should look at themselves as facilitators of businesses and not merely as... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
Online Know-how Arrives In The Asian Legal Market
By Practical Law Company | 29 Mar 14
In the past decade, high quality legal know-how and information services have changed the way lawyers work in London, New York and other key western markets. With the launch of Practical Law China, the first service of its kind to...
Pharmaceutical Laws In Malaysia
By Azmi & Associates | 24 Mar 14
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia has issued the Drug Registration Document Guidance Document (DGRD) which serves as a reference for the drug registration process including quality control, inspection and licensing and post-registration activities of...