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S&C, A&O, Wachtell act on Bayer’s offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 bln
Sullivan & Cromwell is representing German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer AG in its offer to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash. Allen & Overy is advising Bayer on the financing of the transaction, while... Full Article
Milbank advises VietJet on $11.3 bln order for 100 Boeing planes
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet on its purchase of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 jets worth $11.3 billion, making it the largest commercial aircraft order ever in Vietnam. Full Article
Indonesia president signs revised negative investment list
A new presidential regulation on sectors closed or partially closed to foreign investment in Indonesia, or locally known as the negative investment list, has been signed, Azhar Lubis, an official with the country’s investment board said. Full Article
Kim & Chang draws flak for alleged involvement in Korea’s Oxy controversy
South Korea’s largest law firm Kim & Chang has come under the microscope for its supposed involvement in an alleged cover-up by its client, Oxy Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Korea. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of May 23
Pinsent Masons adds two energy partners in Singapore, management changes at DFDL, K&L Gates boosts Taipei corporate practice, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
A&G triumphant at ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016
Allen & Gledhill won big at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016 in Singapore on May 20, scooping up seven gongs including SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year and SE Asia Law Firm of the Year. Full Article


Offshore Client Choice List 2016
Asian Legal Business surveyed clients to pick a group of 10 outstanding lawyers who make up its inaugural Offshore Client Choice list. Full Article
Tackling the cyber threat
With the proliferation of online attacks, inhouse counsel are becoming increasingly involved in their organisation’s cybersecurity, finds Pearl Liu Full Article
Powering up Indonesia
The Southeast Asian country has declared its intention to ramp up its electricity generation, and the private sector is expected to be a key part of the process. While the government is striving to cut the red tape, work still... Full Article
An evolving market
It’s been two years since Thailand’s junta came to power, and while transactional work has seen a drop of late, the country’s legal sector has remained generally stable. Ranajit Dam speaks to law firms about the kind of work that’s... Full Article

Special Reports

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.
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.
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.