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Philippine casino operator Bloomberry to invest in S.Korea
The Philippines' Bloomberry Resorts Corp said on Tuesday it had signed four agreements to buy a 12.2-hectare plot of land in South Korea, the first overseas venture for the casino operator. Full Article
Government approves struggling Thai Airways' restructuring plan
By and Thailand's military-led government has approved a restructuring plan for Thai Airways International PCL in a bid to restore profitability to the national carrier's operations, a senior government official said on Monday. Full Article
Greenberg Traurig opens in Tokyo
Greenberg Traurig has opened its doors in Tokyo, raiding partners from DLA Piper and White & Case to head the new office. Full Article
Malaysia's Cagamas to seek new investors for first non-ringgit sukuk
Malaysia's Cagamas Bhd will target new investors across the Middle East and Europe for its first foreign currency sukuk this year. Full Article
Indonesian anti-graft deputy offers to resign, investors fret
The deputy chief of Indonesia's anti-graft agency submitted his resignation letter on Monday after being named a police suspect, worsening a two-week long feud between the two rival law enforcement agencies. Full Article
CVC unit sells 8 pct stake in Indonesia's Matahari for $293 mln
A unit of private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has raised 3.67 trillion rupiah ($292.94 million) by selling an 8 percent stake in Indonesia's Matahari Department Store Tbk, IFR reported on Monday. Full Article

Features

The year in 2015
What will 2015 look like for some of Asia’s largest economies and their legal industries? Law firms from around the region offer some answers to Ranajit Dam Full Article
Indonesia IP: Moving towards the AEC
With the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community slated for late 2015, ASEAN members are seeking to modernise their IP regimes to meet key objectives set out in the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan. Indonesia, ASEAN’s largest economy and... Full Article
The boom is back
The United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more work for law firms both... Full Article
Q&A with David Rivkin, IBA President
David Rivkin, the new International Bar Association (IBA) President, speaks to Kanishk Verghese about his new role, the IBA's road map and arbitration trends in Asia. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB CSR List 2015
By ALB | 01 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business’ inaugural CSR List, apart from spotlighting 10 law firms in Asia doing notable work in that sphere, also highlights how important CSR is becoming to the legal industry in the region.
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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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ALB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. The very worthy law firms making the upper tiers include Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong, Melli Darsa & Co in Indonesia,...
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