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Quinn Emanuel hires K&E partner for its Shanghai launch
U.S. litigation and arbitration firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired senior White Collar partner Samuel Williamson from Kirkland & Ellis as the firm prepares to launch an office in Shanghai. Full Article
Skadden, Wachtell Lipton star in Expedia’s sale of eLong stake to Ctrip
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have advised on Chinese online travel company Ctrip International’s purchase of a portion of Expedia Inc’s stake in rival eLong Inc. Full Article
AllBright and Stevenson, Wong & Co form Shenzhen alliance
Shanghai-based firm AllBright Law Offices has set up a joint venture with Hong Kong firm Stevenson, Wong & Co in the Qianhai Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone in Shenzhen. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of May 25
Skadden, Shearman & Sterling advise on Bank of Communications’ acquisition of Banco BBM, White & Case acts on financing for Jin Jiang’s acquisition of Louvre Hotels Group, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of May 25
Sidley Austin nabs White & Case M&A partner in Singapore, longtime HSF partner joins KWM in HK, Simmons & Simmons nabs capital markets partner from CWT, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
China's IPO market undaunted by ghosts of dotcom boom and bust
China's investors are fuelling their own version of a dotcom bubble going by the meteoric rise in the shares of a newly-listed Internet video company. Full Article

Features

‘We will make a big move this year’
Wu Peng, Partner and Director of the Management Committee at Zhong Lun law firm, shared with ALB’s Shangjing Li about Zhong Lun’s representation of Qualcomm, and his experience of managing a law firm with over 1,000 lawyers. Full Article
Fading star
Few can doubt the vital role that the variable interest entity structure, or VIE, has played in the development of China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) space, turning the country’s tech companies into world-beaters. But recently, the structure appears to... Full Article
Buy, buy, buy
Hungry Chinese companies are on an acquisition spree, and Europe appears to be the favourite item on the menu, finds Shangjing Li Full Article
Ominous Signs
As the case of Shenzhen’s struggling Kaisa group grows murkier, and investors in China’s property industry grow worried, lawyers dissect how the case has been handled so far, and the kind of precedent it could set for future cases of... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB China IP Rankings 2015
By Maricel Estavillo | 01 May 15
In our annual IP Rankings, ALB has researched and identified the leading firms for intellectual property in China. Written by Maricel Estavillo.
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Employer of Choice 2015 - China's Best Law Firms to Work For
By ALB | 01 Apr 15
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China lists ten domestic and five international firms that were lauded by their employees – from the paralegal level right up to managing partner – on issues ranging...
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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...
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