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SE Asia Deals: Week of Apr 25
Putri Norlisa Chair, Wong & Partners acts on QL Resources’ deal with FamilyMart to operate convenience stores in Malaysia, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Squire Patton Boggs advise Equitas Holdings’ IPO India , and many more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals... Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Apr 25
DLA Piper, Eversheds, Deacons on Hypebeast’s Hong Kong IPO, Skadden, KWM, Wachtell on Apex’s $3.6 bln acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Mitsubishi Motors mileage scandal widens, U.S. regulator seeks information
Mitsubishi Motors Corp's fuel economy scandal broadened on Friday as U.S. auto safety authorities said they were seeking information, and media reported that the automaker had submitted misleading data on at least one more model than disclosed and likely several... Full Article
Asia leadership changes at CC, including new finance, disputes heads
Clifford Chance has announced a number of Asia-Pacific leadership changes, including new co-managing partners for China, new disputes and finance practice heads for Asia, and a new Singapore managing partner. Full Article
Singapore probes brokers, remissiers over possible securities act breaches
Singapore's central bank and white-collar crime police are probing several broking firms and trading representatives as part of an investigation into possible breaches of the securities act. Full Article
Malaysia proposes to amend environment act to curb haze from forest fires
Malaysia is proposing to amend an act to allow the government to seize control of land where big fires are discovered, as part of its long-term efforts to curb haze from slash-and-burn forest clearing techniques usually linked to palm oil... Full Article

Features

A time for networking
As cross-border trade increases in the Asia-Pacific region, legal networks are becoming important for both clients as well as law firms. Ranajit Dam looks at the benefits networks can provide, and how they are different from global law firms Full Article
‘The focus is more on improving services’
Carl Anduri, the president of the Lex Mundi legal network, talks to Ranajit Dam about how the organisation has evolved in the last decade and a half, how it sets itself apart from the competition, and the benefits that member... Full Article
Training that works
Anti-corruption training is a vital component of any company’s legal and compliance efforts, but ensuring that such training stays relevant, upto-date and effective can sometimes be a challenge. Ranajit Dam speaks to in-house lawyers about best practices they follow Full Article
Innovation is key
As economic growth remains sluggish and transactional work hard to come by, Singapore law firms must think outside the box in order to prosper in a difficult market, says Cornelia Zou Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Employer of Choice 2016
By ALB | 18 Apr 16
The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from more than 3,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.
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Innovation List 2016
By ALB | 01 Mar 16
In its inaugural Innovation List, ALB names 10 firms across the Asian region that are using innovation to work more efficiently, assist clients better and remain ahead of their competitors.
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Firms to Watch 2016
By ALB | 01 Feb 16
The second edition of ALB’s annual list again showcases smaller firms that are able to compete with larger peers through quality work and savvy strategies.
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