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Asia Appointments: Week of Jan. 26
DLA Piper bolsters its Singapore office, Zhong Lun Law Firm nabs two partners from Fangda Partners, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
A&O, Freshfields star in Cheung Kong’s $3.8 bln train company acquisition
Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are advising on Cheung Kong Investment’s agreement to acquire Britain’s Eversholt Rail for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.8 billion). Full Article
‘War’ is coming
China has witnessed a boom in the mobile market in recent years, with domestic phone vendor Xiaomi growing rapidly to become the biggest and third-largest smartphone maker in China and the world, respectively. Experts indicate the Qualcomm settlement could potentially... Full Article
ALB2015中国15佳诉讼律师评选开始
ALB非常重视诉讼律师的工作,他们的辛勤工作给社会健康发展带来了不可取代的贡献。因此ALB将会在2015年三月的杂志上刊登出中国最佳15名诉讼律师。我们会根据案件的影响力,客户推荐,以及市场的反馈做出研究和评选。ALB往年最佳诉讼律师榜单在业内都十分具有影响力,代表中国诉讼领域的最高水准。 Full Article
北京大成律师事务所将与德同国际律师事务所合并 打造全球最大规模律所
北京大成律师事务所将与德同国际律师事务所(Dentons)合并,此举可能打造出全球规模最大的律师事务所 Full Article
Dacheng inks merger with Dentons to create legal behemoth
The partnership of China’s Dacheng Law Offices has reached an agreement with global law firm Dentons to merge, according to Li Shoushuang, managing partner of the Chinese firm, thus creating the largest law firm in the world. An official announcement... 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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