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Davis Polk, CC, DeHeng on $1.4 bln China property sale
Davis Polk has represented Chinese commercial developer Joy City Property in its sale of a 49 percent stake in six mixed-use projects in China worth $1.4 billion to an investment consortium advised by Clifford Chance. Full Article
China regulator probes Dutch firm IMC on futures trading
Dutch high-speed trading firm IMC said on Thursday that China's securities regulator is investigating its trading activity in the Chinese futures market. Full Article
Government on hook for China banks' shrinking capital
Hit by bad loans, Chinese banks are expected to show a weakening in their capital strength in first-half earnings, raising the prospect that government might have to inject more than $100 billion to shore them up, according to some analysts. Full Article
Simpson Thacher helps ChemChina obtain CFIUS clearance for $43 bln Syngenta buy
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has helped ChemChina in obtaining clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on its $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agrochemical firm Syngenta. Full Article
Hong Kong exchange, Tradeweb in talks over 'Bond Connect' platform
The Hong Kong exchange is in talks with Tradeweb, a fixed income trading platform, to connect China's $7.5 trillion bond market with overseas investors, three sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Aug. 22
Latham, Clifford Chance act on Everbright Securities’ $1.3 bln Hong Kong IPO, Zhong Lun advises ChemChina on its $1 bln acquisition of Kraussmaffei Group , and more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article

Features

Scourge of mounting debts
Why is the guarantee market in such a state of disorder? The financial “earthquake” caused by a default by Hebei Financing Investment Holding Group will have an enduring legacy. Li Shangjing reports. Full Article
General Counsel Roundtable: How to build a successful in-house team
During the recent ALB Shanghai 2016 In-House Legal Summit, four general counsel and legal directors working in different industries shared their experiences and insights into building a successful in-house team. Full Article
GC Interview: DiDi’s Yin Yongsheng
As the largest one-stop e-hailing platform in China, DiDi is not only a popular app with an 80 percent market penetration, but also a pioneer of the ‘sharing economy.’ Its general counsel, Yin Yongsheng, shares his insights on the development... Full Article
The Han Kun Way
In recent years, Han Kun Law Offices has handled many well-known deals, including representing Baidu in an exchange of Qunar shares for Ctrip shares, advising Meituan on its strategic cooperation with Dianping, participating in the Didi Dache-Kuaidi Dache merger, and... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2016
By ALB | 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.
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ALB 2016 China’s Top General Counsels
By ALB | 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.
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ALB China IP Ranking 2016
By ALB | 19 May 16
This year’s IP rankings for China includes a mix of established heavyweights and up-and-coming contenders, including Long An, Hiways, CCPIT, DeHeng, Chang Tsi, Hengdu and GoldenGate.
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