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Haiwen nabs corporate specialist from Latham & Watkins
Beijing-based Haiwen & Partners has recruited transactional attorney Guiping Lu as a partner for its corporate practice in Shenzhen. Previously, he was an of counsel with the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins. Full Article
STB, Davis Polk on mammoth agribusiness deal
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Homburger have advised state-owned ChemChina on its $43 billion bid to buy over Swiss agribusiness company Syngenta, the biggest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company. Full Article
China to allow banks to directly invest in high-growth tech firms
China is planning a pilot programme to allow selected commercial banks to set up equity investment arms to take direct stakes in technology firms, people familiar with the matter said Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Feb 1
MHM, TMI star in Toyota’s buyout of Daihatsu, Latham & Watkins features on Ctrip’s investment in India’s MakeMyTrip, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Feb 1
Pillsbury adds IP partner in Shanghai, BLP boosts Dubai office with two partner hires, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Pillsbury adds patent expert from Perkins Coie to Shanghai office
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired patent litigator Dr. Jack Ko as an IP partner at its Shanghai office from Perkins Coie. Full Article

Features

State of the Market: Singapore & Hong Kong
The beginning of the year is the ideal time to take stock of how the last 12 months have been for a legal market, key trends witnessed, and how some of the important players are doing. The State of the... Full Article
Arms around the world
As Chinese law firms find their business growing overseas, they are looking to increase their reach by joining global legal networks. And given China’s economic clout, these legal networks are beefing up efforts to find members from the country as... Full Article
One Belt, One Road, Many Risks
With the “One Belt, One Road” concept being heavily promoted by the government, Chinese companies are going global with much gusto. Full Article
Winds of change
The Yangtze River Delta adapts to a new normal Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 2016 Firms to Watch
By ALB | 20 Jan 16
To kick off 2016, ALB presents our list of small-and midsized law firms to watch.
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2015 China top 15 in-house teams
By ALB | 18 Dec 15
In its annual ranking, ALB picks China’s 15 leading in-house teams on the basis of complexity of work done, innovation employed, and industry influence.
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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.
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