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Bird & Bird has signed a merger agreement with Sydney-based law firm Truman Hoyle, with the move helping the U.K. firm to open its first Australian office.
Fast-expanding AnJie Law Firm has opened an office in Shanghai, its second in China, and has hired three partners to lead the practice.
The 2014 ALB China Client Choice 20 has identified the top lawyers across practice areas who are the most popular with clients in mainland China.
The BoC has sold $6.5 billion worth of contingent capital, launching a landmark wave of fundraising by China's biggest banks as they strengthen their balance sheets.
|Linklaters, CC, KWM, Jingtian & Gongcheng star in BoC’s $6.5 bln share offeringLinklaters and King & Wood Mallesons have advised Bank of China on its $6.5 billion offering of additional tier 1 preference shares, while Clifford Chance and Jingtian & Gongcheng represented the lead managers and the fiscal agents. Full Article|
|China readies legal framework for carbon market, hefty fines possibleThe world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases plans to launch a national emissions trading scheme in 2016 in a bid to reduce its impact on climate change and make its economy less reliant on polluting fossil fuels. Full Article|
|China vows better rule of law China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials' influence over courts, but it made no mention of the fate of its former domestic security chief who is under investigation for... Full Article|
|四中全会：中国推动审判权与执行权分离周四闭幕的中国中共十八届四中全会提出，优化司法职权配置，推动实行审判权和执行权相分离的体制改革试点，最高人民法院设立巡回法庭，探索设立跨行政区划的人民法院和人民检察院，探索建立检察机关提起公益诉讼制度。 Full Article|
|China's M&A watchdog halves time taked to approve dealsChina's M&A watchdog is getting much faster at approving both domestic and foreign deals, cutting legal costs for companies and marking a shift in the outlook of a regulator that has been a thorn in the side of bankers since... Full Article|
|Investors seek delay to HK-Shanghai stock tie-upSome of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator to delay a landmark China stock trading link that could generate billions of dollars of trade a day due to uncertainty over the scheme... Full Article|
|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 upChina’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 plightThe 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|
|CLB 2014 M&A Rankings 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...|
|ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook 24 Jul 14 This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...|
|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 13 Jun 14 Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...|