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China's IPO market undaunted by ghosts of dotcom boom and bust
China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. Full Article
In China, P2P lenders offer some relief to small entrepreneurs
When Chinese flight booking operator Baitour needed cash to grow its business last year, it opted against using Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, its long-term lender and the world's largest bank, turning instead to Internet finance startup Jimu Box... Full Article
HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup
Hewlett-Packard Co will sell a controlling 51 percent stake in its China-based data-networking business to China's Tsinghua Unigroup for at least $2.3 billion, forming a partnership designed to create a Chinese technology powerhouse. Full Article
Call for submissions: ALB 2015 TOP 15 RISING LAWYERS || 《亚洲法律杂志》2015年度中国十五佳律师新星接受提名
We are now accepting submissions for the ALB China 2015 Top 15 Rising Lawyers. The aim is to showcase 15 ambitious, up-and-coming young lawyers across China who have appeared on our radar for showing their potential and demonstrating that they... Full Article
China’s Huashang Law Firm and Italy’s BLB form alliance
Shenzhen-based Huashang Law Firm has entered into an alliance with Italy’s BLB Law Firm, giving both firms greater access to clients and work in the US, Europe and Asia. Full Article
Tian Yuan on proposed $2.7 bln CNNPC IPO
Tian Yuan Law Firm is advising China National Nuclear Power Corp’s (CNNPC) on its planned $2.7 billion initial public offering on Shanghai Stock Exchange, which would be the country’s biggest A-share listing in five years. Full Article

Features

‘We will make a big move this year’
Wu Peng, Partner and Director of the Management Committee at Zhong Lun law firm, shared with ALB’s Shangjing Li about Zhong Lun’s representation of Qualcomm, and his experience of managing a law firm with over 1,000 lawyers. Full Article
Fading star
Few can doubt the vital role that the variable interest entity structure, or VIE, has played in the development of China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) space, turning the country’s tech companies into world-beaters. But recently, the structure appears to... Full Article
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

Special Reports

ALB China IP Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in China. Written by Maricel Estavillo.
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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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