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King & Wood Mallesons hires cap markets specialist in Hong Kong
King & Wood Mallesons has appointed John Baptist Chan as a partner in its Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong. Full Article
NRF, Khaitan star in $850mln investment for India power projects
Norton Rose Fulbright has represented Canadian pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec (CDPQ) as well as sovereign-wealth funds Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of Oman on a $850 million joint platform with... Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Sept 19
CC, Davis Polk, KWM and Haiwen on PSBC’s $8 bln IPO on HKEX, Paul, Weiss and Cleary Gottlieb star in HP’s $1.05 bln purchase of Samsung’s printer business, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
SPONSORED: Has the Electronic Courtroom Finally Arrived?
How Singapore is leading the way in Asia and inspiring paperless initiatives abroad. Full Article
Rajah & Tann network adds Philippine firm C&G Law
Rajah & Tann Asia has added Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) as its member firm in the Philippines. Full Article
Emerging equity rally brightens IPO outlook
A stock market rally is breathing fresh life into equity capital markets across developing countries, with bankers predicting some long-awaited IPO deals will finally get off the starting blocks in coming months. Full Article


Thailand: A green approach
With Thailand’s energy consumption set to jump by at least 75 percent over the next two decades, the country is growing concerned about its increasing dependence on imports. As a result, Thailand has set out ambitious plans for renewable energy... Full Article
Power in numbers
Equity crowdfunding is rapidly gaining ground in Asia, but the region has yet to embrace it fully. Advanced financial hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong are taking a wait-and-watch approach Full Article
A newfound patent passion
The popularity of IP litigation in Asia has soared of late, with jurisdictions such as China vastly increasing their role on the global stage. Though sectors such as pharmaceuticals have seen a drop over the past decade Full Article
Corruption clampdown
South Korea’s new anti-graft law, set to take effect in September, has resulted in backlash and caused significant controversy. It also has companies rushing to ensure compliance by educating staff and tightening their monitoring procedures, finds Chris Thomson. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB M&A Rankings 2016
By ALB | 16 Sep 16
ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia includes Singh & Associates and Phoenix Legal in India; Hermawan Juniarto, Indrawan Darsyah Santoso, and Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo in Indonesia; Weerawong in Thailand; and LNT & Partners and...
Women in Law
By Dana MacLean | 16 Jun 16
In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.
ALB IP Rankings 2016
By ALB | 19 May 16
A mix of established heavyweights and up-and-comers make the ALB IP Rankings for 2016.