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NRF, Mayer Brown, J&G on $519 mln China property deal
Norton Rose Fulbright and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited on the 3.5 billion yuan acquisition of its parent China Overseas Land & Investment Limited's roperty portfolio. Full Article
China war on underground banks uncovers $148 billion in illegal trades
China has uncovered over 1 trillion yuan (120.35 billion pounds) worth of illegal transactions by underground banks this year, the official Financial News reported on Thursday, citing a senior official at the foreign exchange regulator. Full Article
K&E, Skadden, JunHe, Zhong Lun on China’s biggest U.S. IPO since Alibaba
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Maegher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are acting on the planned IPO by Chinese logistics company ZTO Express on the New York Stock Exchange later this month. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of October 17
Freshies, Wachtell and Weil star in $10 bln aircraft deal; K&E, Skadden, JunHe and Zhong Lun act on ZTO Express’ U.S. IPO, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Freshies, Weil, Wachtell star in $10 bln aircraft deal
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting for U.S.-based CIT Group on the $10 billion sale of its aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings, which turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal Manges for legal advice. Full Article
Hogan Lovells forms strategic alliance in Shanghai FTZ
Hogan Lovells has entered into a strategic alliance with Xiamen-headquartered Fujian Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Full Article


Game on
As China’s sports industry takes off, the country is looking to upgrade its legal structure. However, lawyers say that there is still a way to go, reports Pearl Liu Full Article
Powering through
China’s Belt And Road Initiative is set to benefit energy firms despite legal hurdles, find Carmen Ho and Pearl Liu. Full Article
A newfound patent passion
The popularity of IP litigation in Asia has soared of late, with jurisdictions such as China vastly increasing their role on the global stage. Though sectors such as pharmaceuticals have seen a drop over the past decade Full Article
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

Special Reports

2016 ALB Fast 10 China’s Fastest Growing Firms
By ALB | 30 Sep 16
Year 2016 has witnessed the continued booming of Chinese law firms. Since June this year, ALB has been compiling statistics on the growth of firms over the past year, using data to back up the development and expansion stories of...
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By ALB | 16 Sep 16
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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.