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North Asia Deals: Week of December 5
Bakers and Sidley star in ABN AMRO's sale of its Asia and ME private banking biz to LGT, Skadden and Davis Polk on KongZhong’s $299 mln go-private deal, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of December 5
SG-based PwC Legal opens with NRF and Ashurst hires, K&L Gates nabs corporate specialists from Links and Llinks, and many more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
Linklaters leads on landmark North American panda bond
Linklaters, Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault and China’s Jun He have advised the National Bank of Canada (NBC) on its issuance of a $517.7 million panda bond. Full Article
Shanghai: K&L lands partners from Links, Llinks
K&L Gates has welcomed corporate partners Simon Poh and Amigo Xie in Shanghai from Linklaters and Llinks Law Offices, respectively. Full Article
BVI launches international arbitration centre
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has launched its International Arbitration Centre (IAC), headed by John Beechey, former president of International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration. Full Article
Skadden, KWM advise China’s Apex on $3.5 bln Lexmark buy
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and King & Wood Mallesons have advised Chinese ink cartridge chips manufacturer Apex Technology in its $3.5 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International, which was represented by Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz. Full Article

Features

Game on
As China’s sports industry takes off, the country is looking to upgrade its legal structure. However, lawyers say that there is still a way to go, reports Pearl Liu Full Article
Powering through
China’s Belt And Road Initiative is set to benefit energy firms despite legal hurdles, find Carmen Ho and Pearl Liu. Full Article
A newfound patent passion
The popularity of IP litigation in Asia has soared of late, with jurisdictions such as China vastly increasing their role on the global stage. Though sectors such as pharmaceuticals have seen a drop over the past decade Full Article
The Haiwen Way: The pragmatism behind the accomplishments
Two of this year’s ALB China Law Awards, namely, China Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year, went to Haiwen & Partners. Zhang Jiping, director of Haiwen Full Article

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