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Tencent deal throws spotlight on Hong Kong backdoor listings
A heavily discounted purchase of a loss-making solar-panel maker has cast a spotlight on the Chinese takeovers of so-called listed shell companies in Hong Kong, which may be used to sidestep the bourse's rigorous listing process. Full Article
China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout
China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy. Full Article
Weil adds corporate partner in Shanghai
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has boosted its Greater China practice with the hiring of Charles Ching as a corporate partner in Shanghai. Full Article
Shandong Deheng to become China’s first listed law firm
Qingdao-based Shandong Deheng Law Firm is set to be China’s first-ever listed law firm, setting a precedent for more than 20,000 law firms in the country by listing on the Qingdao Blue Ocean Equity Exchange, known as the “Four Board”... Full Article
NA Deals: Week of June 29
A&O, Fangda act on Hewlett-Packard’s joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings, CC, Bakers, Jones Day and Deacons advise on Chongbang Holdings’ fundraising, Davis Polk and Paul Hastings feature on Red Star’s IPO, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
KWM, Deheng on Xinhua online arm’s $240 million Shanghai IPO
King & Wood Mallesons has advised Xinhuanet, the online arm of China’s official Xinhua news agency, on its IPO, which could be worth more than $240 million. Full Article

Features

Western promises
West China, a relatively low-key region compared to the more affluent eastern areas, has been in the spotlight in the past 12 months. Internationally, it has greatly strengthened its economic ties with neighboring countries like India and Pakistan. Domestically, double-digit... Full Article
ETFs exposed
Hanergy’s stock plunge has puts passive investors in an unwelcome spotlight, say Denny Thomas and Muralikumar Anantharaman Full Article
PPP boom
As China’s local governments grapple with a huge debt hangover, one solution they are now pursuing is public-private partnerships or PPPs. But will it be effective? Shangjing Li finds out more. Full Article
‘We will make a big move this year’
Wu Peng, Partner and Director of the Management Committee at Zhong Lun law firm, shared with ALB’s Shangjing Li about Zhong Lun’s representation of Qualcomm, and his experience of managing a law firm with over 1,000 lawyers. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB 2015 China’s Top General Counsel
By Marian Ma | 01 Jun 15
ALB picks China’s leading General Counsel in its Top General Counsel Rankings 2015.
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ALB China IP Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in China. Written by Maricel Estavillo.
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Employer of Choice 2015 - China's Best Law Firms to Work For
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China lists ten domestic and five international firms that were lauded by their employees – from the paralegal level right up to managing partner – on issues ranging...
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