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Reuters Analysis: Bezos, Ambani gun for India retail supremacy
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Around 1,300 of Future’s more than 1,700 retail outlets in 400 cities sell groceries. Its budget supermarkets cater to middle-class shoppers, while its upmarket stores offer products like imported cheese and fresh guacamole, relatively rare in India’s retail landscape.

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Delaware judge excoriates Gibson Dunn in Anbang/Mirae busted deal ruling
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M&A litigators and merger agreement drafters will long remember the ruling Monday by Delaware Vice Chancellor Travis Laster in AB Stable VII v. MAPS Hotels and Resorts for its exhaustive interpretation of whether the worldwide pandemic permitted South Korea’s Mirae Asset to walk away from a $5.8 billion deal to…

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ALB Conversations: Hooi Bien Chuah, head of legal, Lazada Malaysia
BY Aparna Sai |

Hooi Bien Chuah talks to ALB about how the legal team supported Lazada Malaysia’s launch of new initiatives in the e-commerce market, and why working for causes greater than oneself can make work “super meaningful and motivating.”

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Davis Polk, HSF act on Chinese biopharma firm’s $335 mln HK IPO
BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Zhong Lun Law Firm advised Chinese biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation on its $335 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.

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S&R, CAM, Khaitan advise on sale of $1.3 bln Bengaluru business park
BY Aparna Sai |

S&R Associates has represented India’s Embassy REIT on its $1.3 billion acquisition of Embassy TechVillage assets from affiliates of sponsors Embassy Group, which were advised by Khaitan & Co.

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19th ALB HK Law Awards lauds industry’s best
BY Aparna Sai |

The 19th ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 27, was a resounding success, celebrating the standout lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the region.

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Asia Deals: Week of November 30
BY Rowena Muñiz |

AZB on NVIDIA's $40 bln deal with Softbank, A&O on PRC’s $4.8 bln sovereign bond, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

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Features and Analysis

Onwards, Upwards

COVID-19 has impacted the legal industry globally, and offshore law firms have not been immune. However, they have used the past several months to embrace change and transform themselves, and as a result, are well-placed to tap…

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Playing Catch-Up

Fintech in Indonesia is rapidly growing, buoyed by a young population, quick Internet adoption, and innovative new businesses. However, lawyers say that policies and regulations need to keep up with this growth, so as to ensure…

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Managing Partner Roundtable: The Singapore Dialogue

With a most unique year winding to a close, law firm leaders in Singapore look back on some of the lessons they learnt, and also the ways they put both clients and employees in focus during a difficult time.

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Hong Kong Capital Markets Prove Resilient Amid Pandemic Uncertainty

Despite a raging pandemic, in the first half of 2020, the Hong Kong IPO market outperformed last year, boasting 64 new listings with funds raised reaching $87.5 billion, according to PwC. Based on KPMG data, at the end of the…

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‘Our People Expect To Be Treated With Respect, Consideration and Courtesy’

Georgia Dawson, Asia managing partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was recently named as the firm’s new senior partner. This made her the first woman to lead the firm in its lengthy history, and also made Freshfields the…

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Could Vodafone’s India Win Pave the Way for Future Claims?

Telecom giant Vodafone Group recently won an international arbitration case against the Indian government, bringing one the country’s most high-profile disputes — a $2 billion tax claim — to a close. According to an international…

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