White & Case guides TotalEnergies on $903 mln purchase of stake in Malaysia’s SapuraOMV

by Mari Iwata |

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.

Seoul: DLA bolsters projects, energy offering with hire from Milbank

by Mari Iwata |

DLA Piper has recruited energy and project finance expert Brian Youn as a partner in Seoul from Milbank, where he was a counsel.

SUBMISSION OPEN: ALB Firms to Watch (Hong Kong) 2024

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.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB MENA Super 50 Lawyers 2024

In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the MENA* (the Middle East and North Africa) region.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB Super 50 Dispute Lawyers 2024

In its July 2024 issue, ALB is spotlighting the Super 50 Disputes Lawyers in Asia. We pick the best dispute lawyers based on their high-profile cases, clients’ recommendations, standout deals, and feedback from the market.

SUBMISSION OPEN: ALB Asia's Top 15 Female Lawyers 2024

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.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Rising Stars Singapore 2024

We are now accepting submissions for ALB’s Rising Stars Singapore list, which spotlights the next generation of the country’s lawyers. The list will be published in July 2024 issue of ALB Asia.

Simmons grows SG, HK offices with laterals, relocation

by Mari Iwata |

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.

Malaysia’s Naqiz merges with RHT member firm

by Mari Iwata |

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.

SUBMISSION OPEN: ALB Asia Top 15 Chief Compliance Officers 2024

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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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: 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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