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Introducing the 2014 ALB Indonesia Law Awards
Asian Legal Business is proud to announce the latest addition to its Law Awards series in Asia: the Indonesia Law Awards, scheduled for Oct. 28 in central Jakarta. Full Article
Life Healthcare to invest up to $132 mln in India hospital chain to raise stake
South African hospital operator Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd will invest up to 7.9 billion rupees ($132 million) to raise its stake in an Indian hospital chain, the venture's India partner Max India Ltd said on Tuesday. Full Article
Lupin, U.S. firms 'weigh bids for GSK's mature drugs'
Indian generics firm Lupin, some U.S. drugmakers looking for a tax-saving deal in Europe and private equity funds are planning to bid for a range of older drugs being auctioned by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), five sources familiar with the matter said... Full Article
Australasian food rush continues with PEP selling New Zealand firm to Philippines' Universal
A global rush for Australasian food assets continued on Monday with Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) selling a New Zealand company to Philippine snack and beverage maker Universal Robina Corp for NZ$700 million ($609 million). Full Article
Skadden, CWT seal Forbes’ media business sale to Hong Kong group
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and LKP Global Law are acting on Forbes’ sale of a majority stake of its media business to a Hong Kong-based group of investors for an undisclosed sum. Full Article
Asia Appointments: DLA Piper loses 3 Asia-Pac partners
Also, Clyde & Co boosts its dispute resolution practice in ME and China in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article


Secondary solution
Singapore’s stock exchange has had a difficult 2014 so far, with a lack of IPOs and delistings of popular shares causing a steep drop in trading volumes. Among the moves by the bourse to win back companies and investors are... Full Article
Shot in the arm
India has proposed a framework for the bankruptcy of financial institutions that will align the country with international standards, and also give banks greater incentive to deal with stressed assets and help address their failures. Raghavendra Verma reports Full Article
Opening up
The liberalisation of Malaysia’s legal sector, more than a decade in the making, has finally begun moving ahead in a concrete manner with the amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Legal Profession Rules 2014 coming into force... Full Article
Buying spree
For the first time since the global financial crisis began in mid-2007, biotechnology companies’ spending on research and development is growing at a faster rate than revenue. Also, the growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have... Full Article

Special Reports

Arbitration in Asia: The next generation?
By Kanishk Verghese | 01 Jul 14
Arbitration is becoming an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution in Asia, with Hong Kong and Singapore long viewed as the go-to destinations in the region. But now, other regional players like the KLRCA are making great strides towards becoming...
Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...
Employer of Choice 2014 - Asia's best employers
By ALB | 01 Jun 14
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia throws up some very deserving candidates this year, including Llinks Law Offices in China; Anand and Anand and Trilegal in India; Bae, Kim & Lee and Yulchon...