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Asia Appointments: Exodus continues at Bingham
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Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for U.S. IPO
Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight. Full Article
Alibaba pays $459 mln for stake in Chinese hotel tech company
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in its first big investment since raising $25 billion in a record-breaking New York initial public offering, has bought 15 percent of Chinese hospitality technology provider Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co Ltd for 2.81 billion yuan ($458.66 million). Full Article
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Taiwan probes Xiaomi on cyber security
The Taiwanese government is investigating whether Xiaomi Inc, China's leading smartphone company by domestic shipments, is a cyber security threat and will make a decision within three months. 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

Special Reports

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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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 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...
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 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...
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