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Tencent pushes further in U.S. gaming with Glu Mobile stake buy
Tencent Holdings Ltd , the dominant social networking and online entertainment company in China, has agreed to buy 14.6 percent of mobile game developer Glu Mobile Inc for $126 million to expand in the U.S. gaming market. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Apr. 27
Seven firms act on the privatisation of Perfect World, Latham & Watkins and Zhong Lun advise on Amer International Group’s investment in General Moly, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
Latham & Watkins, K&E on China Galaxy Securities’ $3.1 bln share sale
Latham & Watkins is advising China Galaxy Securities Co on its HK$23.9 billion ($3.1 billion) share sale through a private placement, while Kirkland & Ellis is representing Goldman Sachs, China Galaxy International and Nomura, the joint global coordinators on the transaction. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Apr. 27
Former Fried Frank HK partners join NRF and Paul Hastings, Bird & Bird recruits M&A partner in Singapore, three firms announce their global round of partner promotions, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
PH, Orrick, Skadden among firms on Perfect World take-private deal
Seven law firms are advising on Perfect World, a Beijing-based gaming company, going private, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Paul Hastings and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Full Article
Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones
Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. Full Article

Features

Buy, buy, buy
Hungry Chinese companies are on an acquisition spree, and Europe appears to be the favourite item on the menu, finds Shangjing Li Full Article
Ominous Signs
As the case of Shenzhen’s struggling Kaisa group grows murkier, and investors in China’s property industry grow worried, lawyers dissect how the case has been handled so far, and the kind of precedent it could set for future cases of... Full Article
Breaking the habit
China is trying to ditch its coal addiction and reduce its energy intensity, find Chen Aizhu, Dominique Patton and Kathy Chen Full Article
A Fresh Start
With the release of its new rules, China’s CIETAC aims to put the ghosts of a bitter discord behind it. But will it succeed, asks Shangjing Li Full Article

Special Reports

Employer of Choice 2015 - China's Best Law Firms to Work For
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China lists ten domestic and five international firms that were lauded by their employees – from the paralegal level right up to managing partner – on issues ranging...
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China's Top 15 Litigators
By ALB | 01 Mar 15
As in previous years, ALB brings to its readers a list of the best lawyers in the country in the fields of civil, commercial and criminal litigation. The lawyers have been chosen on the basis their knowledge, skill and outstanding...
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ALB Power List 2015 (China)
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
The ALB China Power List 2015 picks the most influential law firms in the country on the basis of work done, clients satisfied and talent acquired and retained.
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