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Aberdeen, Blackrock flag risks in frothy Chinese stock markets
Aberdeen Asset Management's head of Asian operations warned that Chinese money was moving "a bit like a casino" in domestic stock markets, while BlackRock called on China to reform its capital markets further to avert boom and bust scenarios... Full Article
PH, NRF and Ropes advise on Cirque Du Soleil stake sale
Paul Hastings, Norton Rose Fulbright and Ropes & Gray have scored key advisory roles in the Canadian circus Cirque du Soleil’s sale to a consortium of investors led by U.S private equity firm TPG Capital. Full Article
China's CRE to sell $3.6 bln of assets to parent, focus on beer
State-owned conglomerate China Resources Enterprise (CRE) will focus on its beer business after agreeing to sell the remaining operations to its parent for about $3.6 billion, sparking a 50 percent rise in its shares. Full Article
China overhauling IPO process, mulls foreign firms listing
China will switch to a "registration system" for initial public offerings (IPO), ending the current approval process, the official China Securities Journal reported, a day after parliament began reviewing draft changes to the Securities Law. Full Article
Call for submission: ALB 2015 China’s Top General Counsel Ranking (双语)
ALB will identify China’s leading general counsel in its inaugural Top General Counsel Rankings 2015, which will be published in June. The submissions are open to all general counsel based in China. The research is three-pronged: it will involve a... Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Apr. 20
Paul Hastings advises on the sale of Cirque Du Soleil, Weil Gotshal acts on Anchor Equity Partners and KKR’s proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Ticket Monster from Groupon, and more in this week’s North Asia deals table 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
Breaking the habit
China is trying to ditch its coal addiction and reduce its energy intensity, find Chen Aizhu, Dominique Patton and Kathy Chen Full Article
A Fresh Start
With the release of its new rules, China’s CIETAC aims to put the ghosts of a bitter discord behind it. But will it succeed, asks Shangjing Li Full Article

Special Reports

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...
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...
ALB Power List 2015 (China)
By ALB | 01 Feb 15
The ALB China Power List 2015 picks the most influential law firms in the country on the basis of work done, clients satisfied and talent acquired and retained.