Asian Legal Business has released the first in its series of quarterly M&A Reviews; reports which provide companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions.
Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices earlier this week.
China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, according to a report in the state-run Securities Times newspaper.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and LKP Global Law are acting on Forbes ’ sale of a majority stake of its media business.
Clyde & Co has recruited former Clifford Chance China head of litigation and arbitration Patrick Zheng as a litigation and international arbitration partner and managing partner of its Beijing office.
|DLA Piper advises Fosun on $464 mln Ironshore investmentDLA Piper has advised Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun International on its $464 million investment in Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Ironshore. Full Article|
|Duane Morris opens in ShanghaiDuane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a license from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January. Full Article|
|China finds Mercedes-Benz guilty of price fixingGermany's Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, adding to pressure on foreign carmakers in the world's largest auto market. Full Article|
|HK-listed Fosun International in talks to buy Swiss Re unitHong Kong-listed Fosun International Ltd is in talks to buy a Swiss Re AG's U.S. life insurance arm in a possible $400 million to $500 million deal, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Full Article|
|Qingdao Port says unit sued by Pacorini for $58.4 million amid fraud probeChina's third-largest terminal Qingdao Port International, which is embroiled in an alleged financing scam, has received two lawsuits from global warehousing firm Pacorini Logistics claiming a total of $58.4 million, the firm said. Full Article|
|Alibaba film unit says found possible accounting irregularities; halts sharesAlibaba Pictures Group Ltd , the recently formed film and TV unit of Alibaba Group, said on Friday it had found possible accounting irregularities and asked for its Hong Kong-listed shares to be suspended until further notice. 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|
|Under the scannerShaken by a fraud investigation into metal financing in Qingdao, the world's seventh-busiest port, banks and trading houses have been made painfully aware of the risks they face storing commodities in China's sprawling warehouse sector. Melanie Burton and Fayen Wong... Full Article|
|An ocean apartAlibaba’s coming U.S. initial public offering will probably value the Chinese e-commerce firm at more than $100 billion. But the question that a U.S. congressional commission has raised is whether shareholders actually own the business. Richard Beales of Reuters Breakingviews... Full Article|
|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...|
|Employer of Choice 2014 - China's best employers 01 Jun 14 ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China has ranked employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects.|