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Weil, DLA on HNA Group’s $2.8 bln acquisition of Swissport
Weil, Gotshal & Manges and DLA Piper have advised on HNA Group’s agreement to buy airport luggage handler Swissport International from European private equity firm PAI Partners for $2.81 billion. Full Article
U.S. law firm Scott Warmuth opens in Beijing
The U.S.-based Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has launched an office in Beijing to serve an increasing client demand from China. Full Article
Shearman on Momo’s take-private deal
Shearman & Sterling is advising China’s mobile social network platform Momo Inc on its deal to be taken private from the NASDAQ. Full Article
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB CHINA TOP FEMALE LAWYERS 2015 (双语)
Submissions are now invited for ALB’s annual ranking of China’s top female lawyers. Full Article
China's Bohai bids $2.6 billion for aircraft leasing firm Avolon
China's Bohai Leasing Co Ltd has offered to buy Irish rival Avolon for $2.55 billion, a 55 percent premium over its December initial public offering, the Irish firm said. Full Article
Deadline approaching for ALB M&A Rankings 2015
We are still accepting submissions for the ALB M&A Rankings 2015. The deadline for submission is Monday, August 10, 2015. Full Article

Features

How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to do this? Full Article
Peak panic mode
China’s attempts to stave off a full-blown crash have included unleashing unprecedented emergency support measures, reports Alex Richardson Full Article
Wanda’s Fashion
Dalian Wanda Group, China’s biggest real estate developer, is no longer interested in just being a developer. Its high-profile steps in the past six months are a convincing indicator that the conglomerate is moving elsewhere. How risky is its quasi-REITs... Full Article
Western promises
West China, a relatively low-key region compared to the more affluent eastern areas, has been in the spotlight in the past 12 months. Internationally, it has greatly strengthened its economic ties with neighboring countries like India and Pakistan. Domestically, double-digit... Full Article

Special Reports

Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2015
By Marian Ma | 01 Jul 15
ALB China showcases 15 ambitious young lawyers across China who have appeared on our radar because of their potential to become the next power players in the legal industry. Their growing record of achievements, coupled with their expanding client portfolio,...
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ALB 2015 China’s Top General Counsel
By Marian Ma | 01 Jun 15
ALB picks China’s leading General Counsel in its Top General Counsel Rankings 2015.
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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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