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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
Bingham on the lookout for merger partner
In the latest sign of financial pressures in the legal industry, the 123-year-old Boston law firm Bingham McCutchen is seeking a merger with another top U.S. firm and has reached out to at least four in the past three months,... Full Article
Red flags: Alibaba's Ma and Ma's private equity firm
When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba... Full Article
当马云参与创立的云锋基金在2013年初首次向机构投资者寻求投资时,几乎所有投资者都存在的一个主要顾虑是,云锋是否独立于马云之外? 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
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