White & Case has advised French energy group TotalEnergies on its $903 million acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Malaysia-headquartered SapuraOMV from Austrian oil and gas company OMV.
DLA Piper has recruited energy and project finance expert Brian Youn as a partner in Seoul from Milbank, where he was a counsel.
In August 2023 issue, ALB is spotlighting a list of Firms to Watch for Hong Kong. These are firms that are small but are already making waves, and either challenging (or with the potential to challenge) much larger law firms for their share of the work.
ALB is proud to announce the opening of nominations for our annual Top 15 Female Lawyers in Asia ranking. This prestigious list recognizes the outstanding achievements and leadership of women shaping the legal landscape across the region. We encourage you to nominate exceptional female lawyers who demonstrate excellence in their practice, commitment to innovation, and dedication to the community.
UK law firm Simmons & Simmons has beefed up its partner strength in Asia by hiring Terence Seah in Singapore from Stephenson Harwood and Jeffrey Friedenberg as the head of its private funds practice in Hong Kong, and also relocating disputes partner Steven Kaye to Singapore from London.
Malaysian law firm Naqiz & Partners has merged with Esther Hor, Mohanthas, Scully (HMS), the local member firm of RHTLaw Asia. The merged firm will retain the Naqiz name and take over HMS’ membership in the RHT-led legal network known as the ASEAN Plus Group.
In the dynamic landscape of Asian business, regulations evolve rapidly and cultural nuances are abundant. The role of Chief Compliance Officer has evolved beyond mere rule enforcement. In today's business world, the most exceptional CCOs in Asia are strategic leaders who weave a tapestry of regional understanding, ethical guidance, and data-driven insights. They promote proactive risk management by aligning compliance with business objectives and fostering a culture of inclusion among diverse teams. These guardians of integrity leverage technology to enhance decision-making, propelling their organizations towards sustainable success in a globalized arena.
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ALB Conversations: Geopolitical Risks and Corporate Japan (EN/JA)
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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
ALB SSQ China Law Awards 2021
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