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Bluestar to buy REC Solar for $640 mln
China National Bluestar has agreed to buy solar panel maker REC Solar for 4.34 billion Norwegian crowns ($640 million), planning to combine it with another Norwegian asset it picked up in 2011. Full Article
Pay per puff? Caffeine stick? E-cigarette boom sparks race for new patents
Electronic cigarette makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices. Full Article
Han Kun establishes HK office
PRC law firm Han Kun Law Offices has opened an office in Hong Kong, its first outside mainland China, in association with Hong Kong firm Choy, Cheung & Co. Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Firms To Watch 2015
ALB is spotlighting the Top 15 Firms To Watch in the coming year, and submissions are invited. So hurry and send them in! Full Article
ALB 2015年最值得关注的律所
ALB是彰显了前15名企业要关注未来一年,并提交参加。于是赶紧送进来! Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB CSR List 2015
Submissions are now open for a brand-new ALB ranking: the ALB CSR List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most socially conscious legal organisations across Asia. 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

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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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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