Clyde & Co has strengthened its intellectual property capabilities in the Middle East, setting up a direct filing office in Manama, Bahrain’s capital city, through its affiliated entity, Clyde IP...
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...
The United Arab Emirates, seeking to bolster state revenues, is likely to complete the drafting of laws introducing corporate tax and value-added tax in the third quarter of this year,...
Canadian law firm Gowlings has agreed to merge with Britain's Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in a deal that could lead to further international expansion, the two firms have said.
Herbert Smith Freehills has closed its Abu Dhabi office, according to reports, and will move its five-lawyer team there to Dubai. It currently has two partners in Doha and eight...
|Eversheds hires partner in KSA from Vinson & ElkinsAlDhabaan & Partners, Eversheds’ associated firm in Saudi Arabia, has hired Fahad AlDehais as a partner and office general manager from Vinson & Elkins. Full Article|
|Mideast boutiques seek to become fashionable M&A choiceWealthy Gulf Arabs' love of boutiques doesn't just apply to fashion, but increasingly to their choice of financial advisers as well. Full Article|
|Gulf private equity firms battle for Saudi supermarket chain Al RayaThree of the Gulf's biggest private equity firms are battling it out for a majority stake in Saudi supermarket chain Al Raya for Foodstuff Co, three sources with knowledge of the matter said, with a deal likely worth as much... Full Article|
|Burgan Bank's redemption threat rattles Middle East bond marketInvestors were caught completely off-guard after Burgan Bank announced that it could redeem subordinated bonds ahead of time, raising concerns that bondholders have grown complacent about regulatory risk across the Middle East. Full Article|
|Mood sours among Saudi businessmen as oil slidesSaudi Arabian entrepreneur Essam al-Zamel has overcome many obstacles to found a string of technology companies in the past decade, but he thinks sliding oil prices will be hard to handle. Full Article|
|Kuwait International Bank signs $320 mln 3-yr murabaha financing Kuwait International Bank has signed a $320 million three-year murabaha financing, the bank which arranged the transaction said. Full Article|
|How to Become an English Solicitor in Just a Few MonthsEach 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... Full Article|
|The search for consistencyIslamic finance today is booming, but could its progress be held back by inconsistencies in interpretations across jurisdictions, asks Raghavendra Verma Full Article|
|The boom is backThe United Arab Emirates has bounced back from the financial crisis of 2009-2010, when it came perilously close to sovereign default. Infrastructure construction has returned to full swing, while M&A deals abound, which means more... Full Article|
|Underground plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business 27 May 14 Vriens & Partners' crucial report - The ASEAN Economic Community - is now available. This detailed report can be purchased for just US$1,000 from the link at the top of this page. Click below for Table of Contents.|
|ALB Employer of Choice 2013 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 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...|