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Sidley nabs Wilson Sonsini’s Beijing head
Sidley Austin has hired Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Beijing head Kefei Li as a partner in its corporate practice. Full Article
China’s Yingke opens in Taipei
China’s Yingke Law Firm has officially launched an office in Taipei, with 10 partners resident in the city. Full Article
Sidley, Ashurst, Freshfields star in Itochu, CP Group’s $10 bln Citic deal
Sidley Austin, Ashurst and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have scored key advisory roles on Japanese trading house Itochu Corp and Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group’s joint $10 billion investment in Chinese conglomerate Citic Ltd. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Jan. 26
DLA Piper bolsters its Singapore office, Zhong Lun Law Firm nabs two partners from Fangda Partners, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
Blackstone to sell prime Sydney property to Dalian Wanda for $327 mln
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group said it has agreed to sell a prime Sydney office building to China's Dalian Wanda Group for about A$415 million ($327 million). Full Article
A&O, Freshfields star in Cheung Kong’s $3.8 bln train company acquisition
Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cheung Kong Investment’s agreement to acquire Britain’s Eversholt Rail for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion). Full Article

Features

A piecemeal effort
China is set to publish a planning document aimed at improving its inefficient state-led firms, which will also result in a loosening of its grip on these firms. However, the question is whether these reforms, subject to the government’s enduring... Full Article
Seeking modernisation
China has published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry, as it looks to secure its supply chains and grows more assertive over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Brenda Goh reports, with additional contributions... Full Article
Splashing the cash
China plans to spend billions of dollars to revive intercontinental land routes and develop maritime links to expand commerce and expand its clout in a freight system dominated by European shipping lines. Brenda Goh finds out more about President Xi... Full Article
Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Firms to Watch 2015 (China)
By ALB | 26 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business has spotlighted the top five firms to watch in China for 2015
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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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China’s Top 25 Largest Law Firms 2014
By Reuters |, By Shangjing Li | 01 Nov 14
This year, the ALB China Top 25 Largest Law Firms list sees Beijing Yingke Law Firm occupy the top slot, with Dacheng Law Offices and Zhong Yin Law Firm at the second and third positions. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan...
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