Amid all this uncertainty and instability, what is the legal industry in Asia doing to prepare itself and its clients for Brexit’s fallout? ALB talks to lawyers to gain insights...
ALB proudly announces the winners of Shilton Sharpe Quarry Thomson Reuters ALB China Law Awards 2016.
Beijing-based Guantao Law Firm has formally announced that it is merging with Zhongmao Law Firm in Shanghai.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has entered into a formal association with Chinese shipping firm Wintell & Co.
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer has represented Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group on a $4.8 billion agreement to sell its residential property business in mainland China to China Overseas Land & Investment
|Davis Polk, CC, DeHeng on $1.4 bln China property saleDavis Polk has represented Chinese commercial developer Joy City Property in its sale of a 49 percent stake in six mixed-use projects in China worth $1.4 billion to an investment consortium advised by Clifford Chance. Full Article|
|China regulator probes Dutch firm IMC on futures tradingDutch high-speed trading firm IMC said on Thursday that China's securities regulator is investigating its trading activity in the Chinese futures market. Full Article|
|Government on hook for China banks' shrinking capitalHit by bad loans, Chinese banks are expected to show a weakening in their capital strength in first-half earnings, raising the prospect that government might have to inject more than $100 billion to shore them up, according to some analysts. Full Article|
|Simpson Thacher helps ChemChina obtain CFIUS clearance for $43 bln Syngenta buySimpson Thacher & Bartlett has helped ChemChina in obtaining clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on its $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agrochemical firm Syngenta. Full Article|
|Hong Kong exchange, Tradeweb in talks over 'Bond Connect' platformThe Hong Kong exchange is in talks with Tradeweb, a fixed income trading platform, to connect China's $7.5 trillion bond market with overseas investors, three sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. Full Article|
|North Asia Deals: Week of Aug. 22Latham, Clifford Chance act on Everbright Securities’ $1.3 bln Hong Kong IPO, Zhong Lun advises ChemChina on its $1 bln acquisition of Kraussmaffei Group , and more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article|
|Scourge of mounting debts Why is the guarantee market in such a state of disorder? The financial “earthquake” caused by a default by Hebei Financing Investment Holding Group will have an enduring legacy. Li Shangjing reports. Full Article|
|General Counsel Roundtable: How to build a successful in-house teamDuring the recent ALB Shanghai 2016 In-House Legal Summit, four general counsel and legal directors working in different industries shared their experiences and insights into building a successful in-house team. Full Article|
|GC Interview: DiDi’s Yin YongshengAs the largest one-stop e-hailing platform in China, DiDi is not only a popular app with an 80 percent market penetration, but also a pioneer of the ‘sharing economy.’ Its general counsel, Yin Yongsheng, shares his insights on the development... Full Article|
|The Han Kun Way In recent years, Han Kun Law Offices has handled many well-known deals, including representing Baidu in an exchange of Qunar shares for Ctrip shares, advising Meituan on its strategic cooperation with Dianping, participating in the Didi Dache-Kuaidi Dache merger, and... Full Article|
|ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2016 27 Jul 16 In its annual rankings, ALB showcases 15 young lawyers from across China whose impressive career development points to their potential to make it big in the legal profession in the future.|
|ALB 2016 China’s Top General Counsels 27 Jun 16 After more than a month of research, Asian Legal Business is proud to present the 2016 edition of China’s Top General Counsel. This year’s survey, exclusively sponsored by East & Concord Partners, was independently carried out by ALB’s survey team.|
|ALB China IP Ranking 2016 19 May 16 This year’s IP rankings for China includes a mix of established heavyweights and up-and-coming contenders, including Long An, Hiways, CCPIT, DeHeng, Chang Tsi, Hengdu and GoldenGate.|