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Call for submissions: ALB 2015 IP Rankings
We are now accepting submissions for the ALB 2015 Intellectual Property rankings. Full Article
China parliament to juggle reform drive and slower growth
China's slowing economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, with a weekend interest rate cut a reminder of the challenge of balancing painful restructuring with combating the onset of deflation. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Mar. 2
Hogan Lovells hires IP trio from Mayer Brown in HK, Zul Rafique boosts its corporate finance team in KL, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article
Hogan Lovells nabs IP trio from Mayer Brown
Hogan Lovells has bolstered its Greater China intellectual property (IP) presence with the hire of Alan Chiu, Eugene Low and Kenny Wong from Mayer Brown JSM’s Hong Kong office. Full Article
CLOSING SOON: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2015 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is closing soon. 《亚洲法律杂志》2015年度亚洲最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选开始接受调查问卷。 Full Article
Magnusson opens its doors in Hong Kong
Baltic Sea Region law firm Magnusson is set to open in Hong Kong after entering into an association with local firm Advokatfirman Odebjer Fohlin and bringing partners Kristian Odebjer and Paulo Fohlin on board. Full Article

Features

A piecemeal effort
China is set to publish a planning document aimed at improving its inefficient state-led firms, which will also result in a loosening of its grip on these firms. However, the question is whether these reforms, subject to the government’s enduring... Full Article
Seeking modernisation
China has published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry, as it looks to secure its supply chains and grows more assertive over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Brenda Goh reports, with additional contributions... Full Article
Splashing the cash
China plans to spend billions of dollars to revive intercontinental land routes and develop maritime links to expand commerce and expand its clout in a freight system dominated by European shipping lines. Brenda Goh finds out more about President Xi... Full Article
Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article

Special Reports

ALB CSR List 2015 (China)
By ALB |, By Shangjing Li | 04 Feb 15
ALB has compiled law firms' work in the past 12 months and after a detailed research involving, among other parameters, comparisons of the social responsibilities firms have been shouldering, we are proud to present the top five firms on our list
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ALB Firms to Watch 2015 (China)
By ALB | 26 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business has spotlighted the top five firms to watch in China for 2015
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Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2014
By ALB | 01 Nov 14
This year, ALB has separated Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms list into two tables: Top 50 International Firms and Top 50 Asian Firms. The former table ranks Baker & McKenzie as the largest international firm by headcount in Asia,...
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