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ALB公布2014年中国客户首选律师20强
作为一个服务性行业,法律服务的一切都是为了令客户满意。2014年ALB中国客户首选律师20强,评选出了中国大陆客户最为认可的顶级律师,覆盖各个执业领域。 Full Article
Bank of China bolsters balance sheet with $6.5 bln issue
Bank of China (BoC) on Thursday sold $6.5 billion worth of contingent capital, launching a landmark wave of fundraising by China's biggest banks as they strengthen their balance sheets to meet new global bank capital rules. Full Article
NA Deals: Setouchi Future Creations secures loan for Japan’s largest solar facility
Also, Clifford Chance advises HOPU consortium on its $231 million investment in Sinopec, Herbert Smith helps Shanghai La Chappelle Fashion raise $210 million in its HK IPO, Appleby, Robertsons Solicitors and Sidley Austin advise on SDM Group Holdings’ listing on... Full Article
Enel signs 1 bln euro financing deal with Bank of China
Italy's biggest utility Enel on Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding with Bank of China potentially making available up to 1 billion euros ($1.26 billion) of financing to the utility over the next five years. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Bird & Bird adds employment partner in Shanghai
Also, AnJie hires three partners for new Shanghai office, CMS recruits new Middle East legal director, Sheppard Mullin and White & Case, Bakers appoint new partners in Asia, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
AnJie launches in Shanghai
Fast-expanding AnJie Law Firm has opened an office in Shanghai, its second in China, and has hired three partners to lead the practice. Full Article

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The evolution of offshore
Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
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

Special Reports

CLB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s China M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. Fangda Partners, Haiwen & Partners, Han Kun Law Offices, Jun He Law Offices, King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm make the...
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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...
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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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