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Asia Appointments: Week of May 30
AZB’s senior partner heads to CAM to head its New Delhi office, Berwin Leighton Paisner hires a team of lawyers from William KK Ho in Hong Kong, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
S&C, A&O, Wachtell act on Bayer’s offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 bln
Sullivan & Cromwell is representing German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer AG in its offer to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion in cash. Allen & Overy is advising Bayer on the financing of the transaction, while... Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of May 23
Pinsent Masons adds two energy partners in Singapore, management changes at DFDL, K&L Gates boosts Taipei corporate practice, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article
DLA hires Dubai disputes partner from Chadbourne
DLA Piper has added international disputes, regulatory and trade compliance specialist Ramsey Jurdi as a partner to its litigation, arbitration and investigations team in Dubai from Chadbourne & Parke. Full Article
Dentons, Tamimi advise Kuwaiti bank on landmark sukuk
Dentons and Al Tamimi & Co have advised Kuwait’s Boubyan Bank on its issuance of $250 million Perpetual Tier 1 Capital Certificates, the world's first public fully Basel III-compliant Tier 1 sukuk. Full Article
Legal robots: Law firms make a beeline for AI
Law firms are making a dash to harness the power of cognitive computing and the natural language processing capabilities of computers, and are investing heavily in artificial intelligence to automate the mundane tasks that are part and parcel of the... Full Article


A new chapter
Iran is preparing for an economic boom after a U.N. nuclear watchdog ruled in January that the country had abided by an agreement reached last July with six world powers to curb its nuclear programme,... Full Article
UAE companies law: A new era
After several years of discussion, the United Arab Emirates has issued a long-awaited companies law aimed at boosting IPO activity, enhancing corporate governance and encouraging foreign investment into the Arab world’s second biggest economy. Kanishk... 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... Full Article
The boom is back
The 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

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AEC Report: Potential, reality and the role for business
By Vriens & Partners | 27 May 14
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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...