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NA Deals: Malaysia’s MOL Global launches $169 mln IPO on the NASDAQ
Also, K&L Gates stars in Century Tokyo Leasing’s $2 billion aircraft leasing JV with the CIT Group, Davis Polk and Sullivan & Cromwell advise on ENN Energy’s $400 million bond issue, and much more in this week’s North Asia deals... Full Article
Bird & Bird to merge with Truman Hoyle, open Australian office
Bird & Bird has signed a merger agreement with Sydney-based law firm Truman Hoyle, with the move helping the U.K. firm to open its first Australian office. Full Article
China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals
China's M&A watchdog is getting much faster at approving both domestic and foreign deals, cutting legal costs for companies and marking a shift in the outlook of a regulator that has been a thorn in the side of bankers since... Full Article
Asia Appointments: Hogan Lovells strengthens its Vietnam presence
Also, Kirkland & Ellis and Ashurst add new partners in Hong Kong in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article
Companies look for more fairness as China eyes legal reforms at key meeting
China is set to unveil key legal reforms this week that will try to limit the influence local officials have on court cases, a move being closely watched by company executives who hope it will make the legal system more... Full Article
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

Features

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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