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China Bohai Leasing approves deal to buy 70 Airbus aircraft
The Hong Kong unit of China's Shenzhen-listed Bohai Leasing has signed a deal worth about $7.76 billion to buy 70 A320 NEO aircrafts from Airbus Group, the Chinese company announced on Monday. Full Article
Asia Appointments: DLA Piper loses 3 Asia-Pac partners
Also, Clyde & Co boosts its dispute resolution practice in ME and China in our weekly Asia appointments spotlight. Full Article
Fraspens 'to float on AIM'
China outdoor clothing brand Fraspens is set to announce its intention to float on London's Alternate Investment Market on Monday, and would seek to raise about 4 million pounds, The Telegraph reported on Monday. Full Article
Bingham on the lookout for merger partner
In the latest sign of financial pressures in the legal industry, the 123-year-old Boston law firm Bingham McCutchen is seeking a merger with another top U.S. firm and has reached out to at least four in the past three months,... Full Article
Red flags: Alibaba's Ma and Ma's private equity firm
When a fast-growing private equity firm co-founded by Jack Ma sought funding from institutional investors for the first time in early 2013, almost all had one major concern: was the firm independent from Ma, the influential executive chairman of Alibaba... Full Article
当马云参与创立的云锋基金在2013年初首次向机构投资者寻求投资时,几乎所有投资者都存在的一个主要顾虑是,云锋是否独立于马云之外? Full Article


A budding relationship
As Asia’s appreciation for intellectual property rights grows, lawyers in the region note that competition law is increasingly finding its way into IP matters. In China, the issue of anticompetitive behaviour over IP rights is coming to the fore, evidenced... Full Article
Global dilemma
The recent failure of Chinese private equity firm CDH Investments in the IPO exit of Chinese pork company WH Group has triggered discussions on Chinese private equity firms’ capabilities in competing in the global arena. Chen Dujuan reports with additional... Full Article
Unite in the Shanghai FTZ
The Ministry of Justice has recently allowed foreign law firms to exchange legal counsel and set up joint ventures with Chinese firms within the pilot Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, in the strongest recent sign that China is serious about opening up... Full Article
Wonder and danger
Significant recent pharmaceutical industry integrations and M&As have drawn global attention, even as China’s crackdown on corruption in this sector continues. As the authorities ponder implementing further reforms to the healthcare system, Liu Zhen explores what could happen next Full Article

Special Reports

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...
Employer of Choice 2014 - China's best employers
By ALB | 01 Jun 14
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China has ranked employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects.
AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.