Amid all this uncertainty and instability, what is the legal industry in Asia doing to prepare itself and its clients for Brexit’s fallout? ALB talks to lawyers to gain insights...
ALB proudly announces the winners of Shilton Sharpe Quarry Thomson Reuters ALB China Law Awards 2016.
Beijing-based Guantao Law Firm has formally announced that it is merging with Zhongmao Law Firm in Shanghai.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has entered into a formal association with Chinese shipping firm Wintell & Co.
Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer has represented Chinese conglomerate CITIC Group on a $4.8 billion agreement to sell its residential property business in mainland China to China Overseas Land & Investment
|Paul Hastings acts on $517mln Shanghai mall divestmentPaul Hastings has represented Singapore fund manager Alpha Investment Partners on its agreement to sell the 80 percent stake it holds, along with Keppel Land China, in a firm that owns a mixed-used development in Shanghai for $516.9 million. Full Article|
|China's regulator publishes rules on fund of funds businessChina's securities regulator said on Friday it had published rules on the fund of funds (FOF) business and would strengthen supervision of the market. Full Article|
|China to crack down on fake overseas M&A deals to curb money flightChina's forex regulator said on Thursday it will crack down on fake overseas mergers and acquisitions used by some local firms and individuals to move assets out of the country, even as capital outflow pressure is easing. Full Article|
|North Asia Deals: Week of Sept 19CC, Davis Polk, KWM and Haiwen on PSBC’s $8 bln IPO on HKEX, Paul, Weiss and Cleary Gottlieb star in HP’s $1.05 bln purchase of Samsung’s printer business, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Week of September 19Ashurst's Asia departures continue as Singapore head exits, StanChart Thailand legal head joins A&O as partner, and more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article|
|DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Top 50 Largest Law FirmsWe have extended the submission deadline for the ALB Top 50 Largest Law Firms Rankings 2016 to Wednesday, September 21. Full Article|
|The Haiwen Way: The pragmatism behind the accomplishmentsTwo of this year’s ALB China Law Awards, namely, China Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year, went to Haiwen & Partners. Zhang Jiping, director of Haiwen Full Article|
|As M&A booms, antitrust catches upThe stunning growth in volumes of China-related mergers has fuelled the rapid growth in antitrust enforcement from Chinese regulators. Shangjing Li talks to competition lawyers about key trends and where all this is headed Full Article|
|Disputes on the riseWith China driving new case growth, offshore disputes are increasing among Asian companies, keeping lawyers very busy indeed, finds Christopher Horton Full Article|
|Evolution of the general counselWith an expanding role, cutting-edge technology at their fingertips and the growing confidence of their organisations, Asia’s GCs are more powerful than ever before. Haky Moon tracks how their role has evolved Full Article|
|2016 ALB Client Choice Top 20 16 Sep 16 The 2016 “ALB Client Choice: Top 20 Lawyers Most Sought after in China” has identified lawyers who are the most popular with clients across practice areas in the Mainland.|
|ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2016 27 Jul 16 In its annual rankings, ALB showcases 15 young lawyers from across China whose impressive career development points to their potential to make it big in the legal profession in the future.|
|ALB 2016 China’s Top General Counsels 27 Jun 16 After more than a month of research, Asian Legal Business is proud to present the 2016 edition of China’s Top General Counsel. This year’s survey, exclusively sponsored by East & Concord Partners, was independently carried out by ALB’s survey team.|