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North Asia Deals: Week of Apr 25
DLA Piper, Eversheds, Deacons on Hypebeast’s Hong Kong IPO, Skadden, KWM, Wachtell on Apex’s $3.6 bln acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial closes $4.5 billion funding round
China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's affiliate Ant Financial Services Group has closed a $4.5 billion funding round, paving the way for a long-expected initial public offering (IPO). Full Article
In bold move, U.S. Steel launches campaign to stop China imports
U.S. Steel Corp has launched a campaign to prevent imports from China's largest steel producers, it said, the boldest step yet by a U.S. company as a trade brawl with the world's largest steel producer escalates. Full Article
China proposes revisions to controversial draft NGO law
China is set to pass a law governing foreign non-government organizations, after state media said legislators recommended it be put to a vote following adjustments to some provisions criticized by foreign governments and civil society groups. Full Article
China expected to see $538 billion capital exodus in 2016, IIF says
Global investors are expected to pull $538 billion out of China's slowing economy in 2016, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) estimated, although the pace of outflows has dropped. Full Article
Orrick, Skadden, Han Kun, PacGate on JD Daojia-Dada Nexus merger
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and PacGate Law Group have advised JD Daojia on its agreement to merge with Dada Nexus, which turned to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law offices for counsel. Full Article

Features

Backdoor listing boom
The pending status and lingering doubts about the registrationbased IPO system as well as Shanghai’s new technology-focused board are likely to trigger dismay. But despite these developments, a boom in China’s backdoor listing has quickly emerged, reports Li Shangjing Full Article
Wu Mingde of Allbright Law Offices: Corporate structure not the future for law firms in China
Wu Mingde, Allbright’s managing director, talks to ALB China’s Li Shangjing. Full Article
Promulgation of the charity law: an imperfect milestone
China’s charity law was finally passed after being in the works for a decade. The law, while imperfect, marks an important milestone. Li Shangjing reports. Full Article
West China report: Chengdu and Chongqing
In the face of competition, how should local law firms in Chengdu and Chongqing pursue a suitable development path? What are the opportunities in the legal markets of these thriving cities? Li Shangjing reports. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Employer of Choice 2016
By ALB | 20 Apr 16
The ALB China Employer of Choice 2016 list was compiled taking into account responses from more than a thousand law firm employees across China, ranging from managing partners to support staff.
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ALB China Power List 2016
By ALB | 21 Mar 16
ALB China’s Power List 2016 is an overall ranking based on the awards and nominations at ALB China Law Awards 2015 and the awards at ALB’s monthly rankings lists in the same year. The ten firms and ten lawyers on...
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ALB China’s Top 15 Litigators 2016
By ALB | 22 Feb 16
The trial strategies, eloquence and resourcefulness of litigators are always a sight to behold. The nature of their work allows litigators to showcase their charisma, unlike their non-litigation peers.
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