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GSK in China: escaping the shadow of a scandal
GlaxoSmithKline Plc has cut 40 percent of its sales reps in China and axed some units as it eyes a return to growth in 2016, after sales plunged during a bribery scandal that landed it with a record $490 million fine in 2014. Full Article
Yingke, Memery Crystal ink exclusive cooperation
Beijing-headquartered Yingke Law Firm has entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with London-based firm Memery Crystal. Full Article
Hong Kong's SCMP Group confirms approached about possible sale of media assets
SCMP Group Ltd, publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, said it has been approached by a third party that is potentially interested in acquiring its media assets, days after reports that Alibaba's Jack Ma was in talks to... Full Article
China fines five phony Disney hotels
China has fined five knock-off Disney hotels for infringing on the iconic U.S. entertainment company's trademarks, state-run Xinhua news agency said in the run-up to the opening of a Walt Disney Co theme park in Shanghai. Full Article
China police cracks $4.5 billion underground bank
Chinese police have busted an underground banking network that handled $4.5 billion worth of illegal transactions at Agricultural Bank of China Ltd alone, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Full Article
China securities body finds $166 billion error in CITIC Sec reports
CITIC Securities Co, China's biggest brokerage, overstated some of its financial derivatives by more than 1 trillion yuan ($166 billion) in monthly reports from April to September, the country's securities association said. Full Article


ALB China 2015 Top 15 IP Lawyers
ALB has been focusing its attention on the IP legal sector and outstanding IP lawyers. In September this year, we completed a survey on IP lawyers and selected the top 15 attorneys... Full Article
Guangdong Free Trade Zone: Front and center in financial reforms
At the forefront of China’s financial reforms, Guangdong has gained much experience in system innovation. But at the same time, this province, which takes pride in innovation, faces fewer and fewer preferential policies. Full Article
Turbulence ahead
Aviation talks between the U.S. and China have hit a stumbling block over airport access, report Fang Yan and Jeffrey Dastin. Also, China’s aviation boom is driving an airport-building frenzy. Full Article
M&A Rankings 2015
Fangda, Haiwen, Han Kun, JunHe, KWM and Zhong Lun make Tier 1 of the China domestic list, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters, Skadden and Weil Gotshal make the top echelon of the international equivalent. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Asia TOP 50 Largest Law firms
By ALB | 19 Nov 15
Dacheng Law Offices, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Zhong Yin Law Firm and DeHeng Law Offices are among the five largest law firms in Asia, apart from being the largest in China.
ALB 2015 China GC Survey
By ALB | 01 Nov 15
In the months of September and October, ALB sent out requests to more than 100 general counsel across the country inviting them to take part in a survey on the challenges they are facing, their relationships with external service providers
ALB China Top Female Lawyers 2015
By ALB | 20 Oct 15
After months of survey, ALB picked the top 15 based on their years of practice, major achievements, significant transactions and cases as well as other relevant information.