Trilegal antitrust head Nisha Uberoi becomes JSA’s latest high-profile hire

by Nimitt Dixit |

JSA Advocates and Solicitors has continued its market-leading expansion in 2024 with the addition of one of India’s top antitrust lawyers, Nisha Kaur Uberoi, along with her team of 25 fee-earners, including partners Harshita Singh Parmar and Pranav Satyam.

CORPORATE FINANCE: Convertible Craze

In a surprising turn of events, convertible bonds have become the go-to financial instrument for Chinese companies seeking to raise capital.

MIDDLE EAST REPORT: Korea on the Horizon

by Nimitt Dixit |

As the historic economic partnership between the UAE and South Korea takes effect, lawyers in both countries are building capabilities across multiple practice areas to help clients navigate unfamiliar regulatory environments through specialised practice groups and strategic alliances.

INDIA REPORT: Merger Momentum

by Nimitt Dixit |

Despite global uncertainties, India's M&A landscape remains robust, with domestic deals driving growth and diverse sectors attracting investments. Experts predict a positive outlook for H2 2024, bolstered by policy continuity and abundant dry powder.

CAPITAL MARKETS: Nikkei’s New Dawn

Japan's strategic reforms have sparked record foreign investment and a Nikkei 225 surge, as cost-conscious management and market-friendly policies transform the country into an attractive global investment hub.

Q&A: ‘A transformed economy with decarbonisation at its heart’

by Sarah Wong |

Matthew Gingell, general counsel of Oxygen House, established The Chancery Lane Project in 2019 with the aim of promoting significant advancements in decarbonisation through the integration of climate protection measures into international commercial agreements.

BRIEFS: Korean Companies Face Left-Leaning Agenda as Opposition Dominates Parliament

by Sarah Wong |

On May 30, South Korea’s newly elected National Assembly met for the first time after the April local elections altered the composition of the country’s 300-seat legislature.

EXPLAINER: How will the updated Company Law help Corporate China?

by Sarah Wong |

Since the enactment of China’s Company Law in 1994, the country’s corporate landscape has taken off in a phenomenal way. To date, more than 40 million companies have been established, and almost 10,000 public companies are listed on the three major stock exchanges.

FORUM: The Next Generation

by Sarah Wong |

As the Asia legal market continues to evolve on the back of shifting political and market forces, law firms are being challenged on multiple fronts, including technological capabilities and business models. A well-structured succession plan is necessary to facilitate a smooth transition and introduce new perspectives. Law firms across the region discuss how they are preparing the next generation of leaders to guide their firms into the future.

Simpson Thacher, Nishimura act on Blackstone’s $2.17 bln Japan pharma sale

by Nimitt Dixit |

Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi has represented private equity group MBK Partners on its acquisition of drugmaker Alinamin Pharmaceuticals for 350 billion yen ($2.17 billion) from PE giant Blackstone, which was advised by its longstanding firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Diversity & Inclusion in Japan's Legal Industry

As one of Japan’s Big Four law firms, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune has made it its mission to improve diversity and inclusion, or D&I, across the firm and Japan’s legal industry. ALB talks to Mari Itoh, a partner at AMT and a

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FAST 30: Tetsuo Kurita One Asia Lawyers Group

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ALB Asia's Fastest Growing Firms: One Asia Lawyers Group

One Asia Lawyers Group has been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s fastest-growing firms this year. In this interview with ALB, OAL Managing Partner Tetsuo Kurita shares some of his firm's growth highlights and development

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Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards: Hear From Our Partners

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Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards: Hear From Our Partners

After two years of virtual events, the Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022 made an epic in-person comeback on Sept. 9, bringing around 200 legal professionals and leaders together for the prestigious celebration held concurrently at the

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Highlights from the Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

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Highlights from the Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

The 21st Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022, the first in-person awards in Hong Kong in two years, was a one-of-a-kind celebration, being held simultaneously at two locations that were connected by a livestream. Awards were given out in 47

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Introducing the new Asian Legal Business website

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Introducing the new Asian Legal Business website

Watch this video and hear from Amantha Chia, Head of Legal Media Group at Thomson Reuters, as she offers an overview of the upgraded ALB website and its new features.

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ALB Conversations

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ALB Conversations: Geopolitical Risks and Corporate Japan (EN/JA)

Japanese companies have seen rising geo-economic risks from the Ukraine war, which not only requires them to cut Russian businesses but also may force appraisal their businesses with China, as Russia moving closer to China in the face of

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ALB Conversations: 5 Questions with Kyu Chul Lee, DR & AJU

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ALB Conversations: 5 Questions with Kyu Chul Lee, DR & AJU

Kyu Chul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR &AJU, sheds light on his management philosophy and strategy for the firm’s growth. He also recounts some of the highlights from his time in charge and the motto he lives.

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Hong Kong's IPO Hot Streak Keeping Lawyers Busy

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Why Hong Kong IPOs continue to rise

Vincent Wang, Partner at Paul Hastings weighs in on Hong Kong’s capital markets trends.

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ALB Conversations: Why Hong Kong is a Leading Regional Wealth Management Hub

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Charles Russell Speechlys: The pandemic is changing private wealth priorities

Charles Russell Speechlys unpacks how the global COVID-19 pandemic has turned private wealth on its head, why Hong Kong work in this space is booming, and what will keep lawyers busy in the coming month.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Offshore Disputes

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ALB Conversations: The Impact of COVID-19 on Offshore Disputes

Jeremy Lightfoot, head of Carey Olsen’s dispute resolution and litigation practice in Hong Kong, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted offshore disputes, and offers predictions and insights for what is ahead.

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18th Practical Law ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021

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18th Practical Law ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit

The 18th Practical Law ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021 took place successfully on 7 September at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This signature annual event gathered over 240 in-house counsels, legal practitioners and industry experts to

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ALB SSQ China Law Awards 2021

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ALB SSQ China Law Awards 2021

Asian Legal Business (ALB) is proud to present the 18th Annual SSQ ALB China Law Awards 2021 - the pre-eminent legal awards in China! These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and

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