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ALB to host 2nd Annual Guangzhou In-House Legal Summit
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 2nd annual Guangzhou In-House Legal Summit*, to be held on March 19 in Central Guangzhou. Full Article
China says to throw its weight behind firms expanding overseas
China is rolling out a series of measures to aid overseas expansion by firms across industries, especially nuclear power and railways, the cabinet said on Wednesday. Full Article
China regulator blasts Alibaba for illegal business on its websites
A China regulator has accused Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of failing to clean up what it called illegal business deals on the e-commerce titan's platforms, in an unusually strong government criticism of one of the country's biggest private companies... Full Article
China's Fosun buys Sydney offices to grow Australian property exposure
China's largest private investment firm Fosun Group joined an Australian company to buy a Sydney office block for A$116.5 million ($93 million), signalling that it wants to keep growing its exposure to the country's red-hot property market. Full Article
China to launch new probe into leveraged stock speculation
Chinese regulators will launch a fresh investigation into stock margin trading, and banks have been told to tighten lending supervision to avoid loans being funnelled into stock markets, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Full Article
To merge, or not to merge
As news of the Dacheng-Dentons merger sinks in, Chinese law firms weigh up the pros and cons of following similar arrangements. Full Article

Features

A piecemeal effort
China is set to publish a planning document aimed at improving its inefficient state-led firms, which will also result in a loosening of its grip on these firms. However, the question is whether these reforms, subject to the government’s enduring... Full Article
Seeking modernisation
China has published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry, as it looks to secure its supply chains and grows more assertive over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Brenda Goh reports, with additional contributions... Full Article
Splashing the cash
China plans to spend billions of dollars to revive intercontinental land routes and develop maritime links to expand commerce and expand its clout in a freight system dominated by European shipping lines. Brenda Goh finds out more about President Xi... Full Article
Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Firms to Watch 2015 (China)
By ALB | 26 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business has spotlighted the top five firms to watch in China for 2015
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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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China’s Top 25 Largest Law Firms 2014
By Reuters |, By Shangjing Li | 01 Nov 14
This year, the ALB China Top 25 Largest Law Firms list sees Beijing Yingke Law Firm occupy the top slot, with Dacheng Law Offices and Zhong Yin Law Firm at the second and third positions. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan...
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