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ALB launches quarterly M&A report
Asian Legal Business has released the first in its series of quarterly M&A Reviews; reports which provide companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions, and help law firms identify new business opportunities and develop their... Full Article
China regulator 'determines Qualcomm has monopoly'
China's antitrust regulator has confirmed that Qualcomm Inc, one of the world's biggest mobile chipmakers, has a monopoly, the state-run Securities Times newspaper reported on Thursday, as Qualcomm's chief executive held talks in China. Full Article
Italy to sell energy grid stake to China for 2 bln euros
Italy's Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) said on Thursday it was in advanced talks to sell a 35 percent stake in energy grid holding company CDP Reti to China's State Grid Corp in a deal that could be worth some... Full Article
Chinese tycoon adds Singapore units to stable of REITs
A Chinese tycoon plans to buy about 60 percent of the IPO of IREIT Global, a Singapore real estate investment trust that will invest in European properties, in his latest push to ramp up REIT investment in Singapore. Full Article
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

Features

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

ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
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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...
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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.
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