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Global Migration and Multiple Citizenships as a Powerful Financial Planning and Wealth Management Tool [Brought to you by Harvey Law Group]

The past 30 years have undeniably been marked by the development of easy access to information. The world wide web has made people more aware of their surroundings, giving them the opportunity to consider alternative options available to them which could direct their future.

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Davis Polk, Freshies lead on Chinese software provider’s $797 mln HK IPO
BY Aparna Sai |

Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Ming Yuan Cloud Group on its HK$6.2 billion ($797 million) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.

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Cleary, Freshies lead on Chinese hotel operator’s $783 mln HK secondary listing
BY Aparna Sai |

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe have advised Chinese hotel management company Huazhu Group on its $783 million secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng representing the underwriters.

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U.S. lays claim on $330 mln of alleged 1MDB assets held by Clyde & Co: reports
BY Aparna Sai |

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed civil forfeiture proceedings against $330 million of assets held in escrow by Clyde & Co that the former says are related to the multibillion-dollar scandal surrounding Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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16th Japan Law Awards pays tribute to country’s legal luminaries
BY Aparna Sai |

The 16th annual Japan Law Awards, a virtual event held on Sept. 24, was a resounding success, honouring the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020
BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020.

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ALB Conversations: Richard Crump, global senior partner, HFW
BY Aparna Sai |

Richard Crump, global senior partner at HFW, talks about how the firm has expanded and transformed itself under his watch, the need to adapt to the desires of different generations of lawyers, and why firms need to understand not just their clients, but also their industries.

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Features and Analysis

Open Skies

With populations largely grounded and demand for flights disappearing almost overnight, the aviation industry has taken a battering. However, new areas of opportunity are emerging, partly as a result of regulatory flexibility,…

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ALB India Rising Stars 2020

The Indian legal industry is seeing young lawyers making their mark in the market by setting high standards and achieving results for their clients, even during the pandemic. ALB profiles 10 lawyers who have upped the ante and…

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Virtual Moves

With traditional ways of working turned upside down by the global coronavirus pandemic, and meetings largely being moved online, Thailand’s government has issued an emergency decree outlining electronic meeting regulations. While…

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Friends in Need

When the pandemic hit, law firms went into a state of emergency as they looked to mitigate the worst of the impacts. Now, as the conditions begin to evolve and economies look to re-open, firms are carefully weighing up what the…

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Progressing from the Pandemic

Like in other countries in Asia, Korean law firms found themselves affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but they moved swiftly to mitigate the impact, and ensure business continued as smoothly as possible. In this roundtable,…

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‘In times of economic stress, there is a greater propensity for wrongdoing’

The past few months have been busy for Tan Boon Gin, CEO of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo). Not only has he announced a flurry of regulatory guidelines and proposals, but he also has further areas of reform in mind. He…

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