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NOW OPEN: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)
ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey is open to law firm employees from the paralegal level right up to managing partner. 《亚洲法律杂志》2014年度亚洲范围内最受雇员欢迎的律师事务所评选现在开始接受在线问卷调查表。 Full Article
CBQ foreign ownership limit upped to 25 pct
Foreign investors can own from Sunday 25 percent of Commercial Bank of Qatar's shares, a statement from the stock exchange said, as the lender becomes the latest firm to loosen ownership restrictions prior to the country's MSCI upgrade. Full Article
IMG Theme Park gets $327 mln Islamic loan
Dubai-based entertainment venue IMG Theme Park has successfully closed a 1.2 billion dirham ($327 million) syndicated Islamic facility, as the company prepares for an increase in the influx of tourists into the emirate. Full Article
Hong Kong to issue up to $1 bln sukuk after summer
Hong Kong's government plans to issue as much as $1 billion worth of Islamic bonds later this year, a spokesperson for its central bank said, suggesting the territory's debut sukuk issue might be larger than initially expected. Full Article
A&O, Latham star in SEC’s $2.5 bln sukuk issuance
Allen & Overy and Latham & Watkins have advised on Saudi Electric Company’s (SEC) issuance of a 30-year international sukuk worth $2.5 billion. Full Article
5 S.Korea firms win $7.2 bln in Kuwait refinery orders
Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two oil refineries. Full Article


Underground plans
Saudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article
Drawing a line
India set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article
MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & Co
Al Tamimi & Co Managing Partner Husam Hourani talks to Ranajit Dam about the highlights of his career, the challenges of running a regional firm, and how Al Tamimi & Co can hold on to... Full Article
Booming Gulf sukuk market brushes off Dana Gas debacle
When United Arab Emirates-based natural gas producing company, Dana Gas, missed repaying a $920 million Islamic in November, it became the first UAE company to fail to redeem a bond on time. But the region's... Full Article

Special Reports

Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail?
By INCEIF | 03 Apr 14
When we talk about finance, we are really talking about the way the finance is managed at the individual, corporate or public levels. However, when we add the adjective Islamic to finance, it gives a completely different picture. Islamic finance...
ALB Employer of Choice 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
Thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff, were surveyed for two months and asked to rate their employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and...
ALB M&A Rankings 2013
By ALB | 17 Sep 13
We rank the region’s best law firms for M&A work on volume, complexity and size of work, the firm’s visibility and profile in the marketplace, presence in Asia and key existing clients and new client Wins. These are the firms...