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Nominations open: ALB China Law Awards 2015 // 2015年度ALB中国法律大奖现开始接受提名
Nominations are now open for the 12th annual ALB China Law Awards, with the winners being announced in a gala ceremony on Thursday 23th April in Beijing. 第十二届ALB中国法律大奖现开始接受提名,大奖最终花落谁家将于2015年4月23日在北京举办的颁奖盛典上一一公布。 Full Article
K&E, DLA advise on Qihoo 360-Coolpad joint venture
Kirkland& Ellis has advised Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd on its $409 million investment in a joint venture with Shenzhen-based smartphone maker Coolpad Group Ltd, represented by DLA Piper. Full Article
China's CGN to buy three small UK wind farms from EDF
Chinese utility China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) will buy three small UK onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 73 megawatts from French state-controlled utility EDF, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Full Article
CC, Garrigues, Linklaters star in Haitong's buyout of BESI
Clifford Chance and Garrigues Portugal have advised Haitong Securities on its acquisition of Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento (BESI) for 379 million euros ($467 million), with Linklaters counseling the owner of the bank, Novo Banco. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of Dec. 15
Hogan Lovells adds a corporate partner in Singapore, A&O relocates its former Bangkok office head to the firm's recently opened Yangon office, Shearman & Sterling, Sidley Austin and White & Case announce their latest round of promotions, and much more... Full Article
China financial firms seek control deals in outbound M&A
Chinese financial firms are targeting purchases of distressed banking assets coming on the market in Europe, having been urged by Beijing to expand their reach beyond emerging markets. 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

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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China’s Top 25 Largest Law Firms 2014
By Reuters |, By Shangjing Li | 01 Nov 14
This year, the ALB China Top 25 Largest Law Firms list sees Beijing Yingke Law Firm occupy the top slot, with Dacheng Law Offices and Zhong Yin Law Firm at the second and third positions. Meanwhile, Baker & McKenzie, Hogan...
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CLB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s China M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. Fangda Partners, Haiwen & Partners, Han Kun Law Offices, Jun He Law Offices, King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm make the...
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