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Submissions are now open for ALB Asia’s 40 Under 40 list, which profiles the brightest young legal minds in the region. Full Article
HFW in Singapore FLA with AsiaLegal
Holman Fenwick Willan has entered into a formal law alliance (FLA) in Singapore with local law firm AsiaLegal, and the entity is operating under the name HFW AsiaLegal. Full Article
New funds partner for Colin Ng
Singapore law firm Colin Ng & Partners has promoted investment funds and financial services specialist Amit Ramkrishn Dhume to its partnership. Full Article
Management changes at Bakers in SEA
Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, Baker & McKenzie’s member firm in Indonesia, has named Erwandi Hendarta as its new managing partner, with Bakers’ member firms in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta also elected a new chairman. Full Article
HSF, Drew advise on JCET Singapore chip deal
Herbert Smith Freehills and Drew & Napier have advised Chinese semiconductor producer Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology (JCET) on its proposed S$1 billion ($740 million) takeover offer of Singapore-listed semiconductor company STATS ChipPAC. Full Article
Davis Polk, Paul Hastings on Red Star’s $925 mln HK IPO
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Paul Hastings have advised on Chinese furniture and building material retailer Red Star Macalline Group Corp’s $925 million IPO in Hong Kong. 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...