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Sidley Austin, Baker & McKenzie star in Starbucks’ partnership with Taiwanese drink maker Tingyi
International law firms Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie have scored key advisory roles in Starbucks Corp’s recent tie-up with Tingyi Holding Corp, a major drink maker operating in mainland China. Full Article
Covington boosts employment practice in Beijing
Covington & Burling has boosted its international employment practice in China with the recent hire of Grace Chen as an Of Counsel in its Beijing office. Full Article
EU imposes anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China and Taiwan
The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties on imports of cold-rolled flat stainless steel from China and Taiwan, according to a notice in the EU's Official Journal. Full Article
Taiwan stock connect link with Singapore may be ready near year end
Plans to link stock trading between Taiwan and Singapore will likely be completed toward the end of the year, rather than around July as previously estimated, a Taiwan stock exchange official said. Full Article
CC, Linklaters, Latham and JunHe on $7.7 bln Pirelli sale to ChemChina
Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins have scored key advisory roles on a $7.7 billion bid for Pirelli, the world’s fifth-largest tire maker, by a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina). Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Mar. 23
BLP recruits team from Haley & Co, Reed Smith adds restructuring partner in Singapore, Jones Day gets new private equity partner in Hong Kong, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments table. Full Article


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

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...
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.
ALB Firms to Watch 2015 (China)
By ALB | 01 Jan 15
Asian Legal Business has spotlighted the top five firms to watch in China for 2015