Baker & McKenzie has become the first foreign law firm to enter into a ”joint operation” in China under Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) rules after its application with Beijing’s...
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is representing Alibaba Group Holding on the integration of its Tmall online pharmacy operations into Hong Kong-listed affiliate Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited, which has turned...
Submissions are now open for the ALB Diversity List 2015, which seeks to showcase the most notable law firms and in-house legal teams across Asia practicing diversity and inclusion in...
Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have starred in Chinese automotive glass maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group’s $953 million IPO in Hong Kong, the largest offering in the city...
The submission deadline for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property Rankings is approaching.
|Tencent pushes further in U.S. gaming with Glu Mobile stake buyTencent 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 saleLatham & 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. 27Former 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 dealSeven 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 phonesChinese 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|
|Buy, buy, buyHungry Chinese companies are on an acquisition spree, and Europe appears to be the favourite item on the menu, finds Shangjing Li Full Article|
|Ominous SignsAs 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 habitChina is trying to ditch its coal addiction and reduce its energy intensity, find Chen Aizhu, Dominique Patton and Kathy Chen Full Article|
|A Fresh StartWith 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|
|Employer of Choice 2015 - China's Best Law Firms to Work For 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...|
|China's Top 15 Litigators 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...|
|ALB Power List 2015 (China) 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.|