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Submissions are now invited for ALB’s annual ranking of China’s top female lawyers. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of July 27
Freshfields, Skadden star in Nikkei’s purchase of the Financial Times, 11 firms act on Xueda Education’s merger with Xiamen Insight Investment, Bakers and Debevoise advise on Meiji Yasuda’s U.S. insurance acquisition, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article
DLA, MoFo star in Wal-Mart’s buyout of China’s Yihaodian
DLA Piper and Morrison & Foerster have advised on U.S. retailer Wal-Mart stores’ purchase of the 49 percent stake it did not already own in Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of July 27
Fenwick & West bolsters corporate team in Shanghai, Bakers appoints new global international arbitration head in Singapore, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas hires finance partner in Mumbai, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article
Fenwick hires corp partner from Latham in Shanghai
Fenwick & West has hired Karen Yan as a partner in its corporate group in Shanghai from Latham & Watkins. Full Article
Chinese investment bank files for up to $1 billion HK flotation
China International Capital Corp (CICC), the country's top domestic investment bank, has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could be worth up to $1 billion, people with direct knowledge of the plans said. Full Article


How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few Months
Each year, hundreds of lawyers from Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, decide to qualify as English solicitors, and become dual-qualified lawyers. What motivates them to do this? Full Article
Western promises
West China, a relatively low-key region compared to the more affluent eastern areas, has been in the spotlight in the past 12 months. Internationally, it has greatly strengthened its economic ties with neighboring countries like India and Pakistan. Domestically, double-digit... Full Article
ETFs exposed
Hanergy’s stock plunge has puts passive investors in an unwelcome spotlight, say Denny Thomas and Muralikumar Anantharaman Full Article
PPP boom
As China’s local governments grapple with a huge debt hangover, one solution they are now pursuing is public-private partnerships or PPPs. But will it be effective? Shangjing Li finds out more. Full Article

Special Reports

Top 15 Rising Lawyers 2015
By Marian Ma | 01 Jul 15
ALB China showcases 15 ambitious young lawyers across China who have appeared on our radar because of their potential to become the next power players in the legal industry. Their growing record of achievements, coupled with their expanding client portfolio,...
ALB 2015 China’s Top General Counsel
By Marian Ma | 01 Jun 15
ALB picks China’s leading General Counsel in its Top General Counsel Rankings 2015.
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.