ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is now open. The 2014 Employer of Choice survey, open to law firm employees from the paralegal...
Zain is being sued for $4.5 billion over its 2007 acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator, the Kuwaiti firm said in a bourse statement on Sunday
Ahli United Bank (AUB), Bahrain's largest lender, is evaluating a sale or a merger with a rival bank in a potential $5 billion deal, several bankers familiar with the situation said.
|CLOSING SOON: ALB Employer of Choice Survey 2014 (双语)ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in Asia is closing soon. 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|
|Arab banks see ME opportunities as some global banks scale backBig Arab banks with money to spend are expanding across the Middle East in markets such as Egypt and Iraq, as they take advantage of a retreat from some areas by major international rivals, senior Arab bankers say. Full Article|
|New sukuk to open door for long-term issues by state firms: DubaiDubai's government hopes its first 15-year sukuk issue - an unusually long tenor for an Islamic bond - will pave the way for long-term debt sales by its state companies, the Department of Finance said on Wednesday. Full Article|
|Egypt issues law barring challenges to state dealsEgypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday approved a law that would restrict the right to challenge state business and real estate deals to only the government, its involved institutes and business partners, a presidency statement said. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Ex-DLF SVP rejoins O.P. KhaitanAlso, Bird & Bird strengthens its Middle East team, Morrison & Foerster hires M&A partner in Singapore, Khaitan Sud promotes four to its partnership, and much more in our weekly Asia appointments roundup. Full Article|
|GIB plans 2 bln Saudi riyal note issueBahrain's Gulf International Bank plans to issue a two billion riyal ($545 million) floating rate notes with a lifespan of five years through a private placement in Saudi Arabia, a prospectus showed on Sunday. Full Article|
|Underground plansSaudi Arabia has awarded $22.5 billion contracts to build the Riyadh metro system. Full Article|
|Drawing a lineIndia set to halt Iran oil imports over insurance Full Article|
|MP Interview: Husam Hourani, Al Tamimi & CoAl 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 debacleWhen 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|
|Islamic Finance Education: What Does It Entail? 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 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...|