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Asia Appointments: ex-StanChart legal head joins NRF
Also, Bakers boosts its employment and competition practices, A&O brings former Ashurst oil and gas expert on board in Dubai, Colin Ng & Partners hires partner from WongP to head new practice, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments... Full Article
Chinese solar company to buy Germany's SAG Solarstrom
German solar firm SAG Solarstrom AG, which filed for insolvency late last year, said on Saturday it agreed to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for 65 million euros ($85 million). Full Article
Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 mln e-commerce company
China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc, as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector. Full Article
Goldman, Warburg, others to buy $2.4 bln stake : China Huarong
China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd, the country's biggest bad-debt manager, said on Thursday regulators have approved a deal for it to sell a 20.98 percent stake to a consortium of eight investors for 14.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion). Full Article
Hony Capital to buy 12.43 pct stake in Shanghai hotel
Hony Capital, one of China's biggest private equity firms, has agreed to buy a 15 billion yuan ($246 million) stake in Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co, the hotel company said on Thursday. Full Article
Fonterra ties up with China's Beingmate
New Zealand's Fonterra on Wednesday said it will take a stake in Chinese baby food and formula maker Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co Ltd in the dairy giant's first tie-up with a Chinese processor since its involvement in a... Full Article

Features

The evolution of offshore
Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
Opportunities from plight
The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) has recently been seeing increasing defaults and bad loans, which have further increased the credit risk for the region, especially for medium- and small-sized enterprises. Chen Dujuan talks to lawyers and in-house counsel of local... Full Article
New option
New arbitration rules, tailored for the newly launched Shanghai FTZ and consistent with international standards, have taken effect since May this year. Although it will be some time before Shanghai can develop itself in a holistic manner, experts believe the... Full Article

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