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NA Deals: Forbes sells media group to HK investor group
Also, V&E stars in Noble Energy’s deal with Genting CDX Singapore, Paul Hastings advises Unitech Enterprises on its majority stake acquisition in Ford Glory, and much more in this week’s North Asia deals spotlight. Full Article
Goldman, Warburg 'among investors nearing $2 bln Huarong deal'
Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Warburg Pincus are among the investors nearing a deal to buy an up to 20 percent stake in China Huarong Asset Management Ltd for about $2 billion, seeking a share in the profitable business... Full Article
Rheinmetall forms new JV with China's Hasco
Rheinmetall will shift a unit making aluminum engine blocks to a joint venture with China's Hasco to help finance growth at its automotive business, the German defence group said on Tuesday. Full Article
China Bohai Leasing approves deal to buy 70 Airbus aircraft
The Hong Kong unit of China's Shenzhen-listed Bohai Leasing has signed a deal worth about $7.76 billion to buy 70 A320 NEO aircrafts from Airbus Group, the Chinese company announced on Monday. Full Article
Asia Appointments: DLA Piper loses 3 Asia-Pac partners
Also, Clyde & Co boosts its dispute resolution practice in ME and China in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
Fraspens 'to float on AIM'
China outdoor clothing brand Fraspens is set to announce its intention to float on London's Alternate Investment Market on Monday, and would seek to raise about 4 million pounds, The Telegraph reported on Monday. 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
Under the scanner
Shaken 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 apart
Alibaba’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

Special Reports

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...
Employer of Choice 2014 - China's best employers
By ALB | 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.
AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.