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SunPower, Apple to build solar projects in China
Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China's Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts. Full Article
STB, Freshfields star in $2.5 bln integration of Alibaba’s online pharmacy operations
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 to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for advice. Full Article
Sidley recruits M&A partner from O’Melveny & Myers
Sidley Austin has bolstered its M&A practice in China with the hire of partner Wendy Wenseng Pan from O’Melveny & Myers. Full Article
Bakers first intl law firm in Shanghai FTZ ‘joint operation’
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 FenXun Partners was approved by the Ministry of Justice. Full Article
Dubai's financial court system seeking ties with China
The court system in Dubai's financial free zone is seeking an agreement with Chinese courts on enforcing its judgements as trading ties between the two economies expand, a senior Dubai court official said. Full Article
Qatari banks, Southwest Securities plan Islamic finance venture in China
Two Qatari banks and Chinese brokerage Southwest Securities signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a company handling Islamic finance deals in China, Qatar's central bank governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani said. Full Article

Features

Breaking the habit
China is trying to ditch its coal addiction and reduce its energy intensity, find Chen Aizhu, Dominique Patton and Kathy Chen Full Article
A Fresh Start
With 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
Q&A with Peng Xuefeng, founder of Dacheng Law Offices
Peng Xuefeng, the founder of Dacheng Law Offices, speaks to Shangjing Li about how the merger with Dentons came about, issues that remain to be ironed out, and why more Chinese law firms should consider the merger route Full Article
Southern discomfort
Once one of China’s most promising cities for economic growth, Guangzhou has seen its star dim of late on the back of competition from the country’s other large cities. Shangjing Li finds out more Full Article

Special Reports

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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ALB Power List 2015 (China)
By ALB | 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.
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