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Paul Hastings acts on $517mln Shanghai mall divestment
Paul Hastings has represented Singapore fund manager Alpha Investment Partners on its agreement to sell the 80 percent stake it holds, along with Keppel Land China, in a firm that owns a mixed-used development in Shanghai for $516.9 million. Full Article
China's regulator publishes rules on fund of funds business
China's securities regulator said on Friday it had published rules on the fund of funds (FOF) business and would strengthen supervision of the market. Full Article
China to crack down on fake overseas M&A deals to curb money flight
China's forex regulator said on Thursday it will crack down on fake overseas mergers and acquisitions used by some local firms and individuals to move assets out of the country, even as capital outflow pressure is easing. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Sept 19
CC, Davis Polk, KWM and Haiwen on PSBC’s $8 bln IPO on HKEX, Paul, Weiss and Cleary Gottlieb star in HP’s $1.05 bln purchase of Samsung’s printer business, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of September 19
Ashurst's Asia departures continue as Singapore head exits, StanChart Thailand legal head joins A&O as partner, and more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms
We have extended the submission deadline for the ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings 2016 to Wednesday, September 21. Full Article

Features

The Haiwen Way: The pragmatism behind the accomplishments
Two of this year’s ALB China Law Awards, namely, China Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year, went to Haiwen & Partners. Zhang Jiping, director of Haiwen Full Article
As M&A booms, antitrust catches up
The stunning growth in volumes of China-related mergers has fuelled the rapid growth in antitrust enforcement from Chinese regulators. Shangjing Li talks to competition lawyers about key trends and where all this is headed Full Article
Disputes on the rise
With China driving new case growth, offshore disputes are increasing among Asian companies, keeping lawyers very busy indeed, finds Christopher Horton Full Article
Evolution of the general counsel
With an expanding role, cutting-edge technology at their fingertips and the growing confidence of their organisations, Asia’s GCs are more powerful than ever before. Haky Moon tracks how their role has evolved Full Article

Special Reports

2016 ALB Client Choice Top 20
By ALB | 16 Sep 16
The 2016 “ALB Client Choice: Top 20 Lawyers Most Sought after in China” has identified lawyers who are the most popular with clients across practice areas in the Mainland.
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ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2016
By ALB | 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.
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ALB 2016 China’s Top General Counsels
By ALB | 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.
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