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China's CGN to buy three small UK wind farms from EDF
Chinese utility China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) will buy three small UK onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 73 megawatts from French state-controlled utility EDF, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Full Article
CC, Garrigues, Linklaters star in Haitong's buyout of BESI
Clifford Chance and Garrigues Portugal have advised Haitong Securities on its acquisition of Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento (BESI) for 379 million euros ($467 million), with Linklaters counseling the owner of the bank, Novo Banco. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Dec. 15
Hogan Lovells adds a corporate partner in Singapore, A&O relocates its former Bangkok office head to the firm's recently opened Yangon office, Shearman & Sterling, Sidley Austin and White & Case announce their latest round of promotions, and much more... Full Article
China financial firms seek control deals in outbound M&A
Chinese financial firms are targeting purchases of distressed banking assets coming on the market in Europe, having been urged by Beijing to expand their reach beyond emerging markets. Full Article
Accor announces strategic partnership with China Lodging
French hotel operator Accor announced a strategic alliance with China Lodging Group on Sunday to create a major new player in the fast-growing Chinese domestic travel and hospitality market. Full Article
陌陌上市首日收高26% 未理会外界对其CEO的指控
中国移动社交网络公司陌陌在美国上市首日涨幅一度高达30%,未理会外界对于该公司执行长(CEO)唐岩的指控。 陌陌的美国存托股份(ADS)周四在Nasdaq收高26%至17.02美元,对该公司估值约为30亿美元。 Full Article

Features

A piecemeal effort
China is set to publish a planning document aimed at improving its inefficient state-led firms, which will also result in a loosening of its grip on these firms. However, the question is whether these reforms, subject to the government’s enduring... Full Article
Seeking modernisation
China has published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry, as it looks to secure its supply chains and grows more assertive over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Brenda Goh reports, with additional contributions... Full Article
Splashing the cash
China plans to spend billions of dollars to revive intercontinental land routes and develop maritime links to expand commerce and expand its clout in a freight system dominated by European shipping lines. Brenda Goh finds out more about President Xi... Full Article
Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article

Special Reports

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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China’s Top 25 Largest Law Firms 2014
By Reuters |, By Shangjing Li | 01 Nov 14
This year, the ALB China Top 25 Largest Law Firms list sees Beijing Yingke Law Firm occupy the top slot, with Dacheng Law Offices and Zhong Yin Law Firm at the second and third positions. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan...
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CLB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s China M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. Fangda Partners, Haiwen & Partners, Han Kun Law Offices, Jun He Law Offices, King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm make the...
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