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North Asia Deals: Week of Nov. 23
Seven firms on Shanda Games’ take-private deal, Shearman advises on Toyota Motor Credit Corp’s $15 bln credit facility, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
HKIAC opens office in Shanghai
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has opened a representative office in Shanghai, making it the first offshore arbitration body to formally establish a presence in mainland China. Full Article
Chinese developer Evergrande strikes $617 million life insurance deal
Chinese property developer Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd will pay $617 million for a 50 percent stake in a joint-venture life insurer, it said in a stock exchange filing. Full Article
China breaks up $64 billion underground banking
Chinese authorities have uncovered the country's biggest underground banking case involving transactions totaling more than 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), official media reported, part of a drive to combat illegal capital outflows. Full Article
China's Tsinghua Unigroup to invest $47 billion to build chip empire
China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 300 billion yuan ($47 billion) over the next five years in a bid to become the world's third-biggest chipmaker, the chairman of the state-backed technology conglomerate said. Full Article
China Merchants in talks to acquire Sinotrans & CSC-Caixin
Chinese transport conglomerate China Merchants Group is in talks to acquire logistics group Sinotrans & CSC in the latest deal in the country's state sector, financial magazine Caixin. 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.