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With COVID-19 hitting companies financially, firms are likely to undergo restructuring by offloading business units as they look to generate cash. This is expected to result in a growing number of carve-out M&A deals. Laurence He, market head for China and Taiwan at TMF, speaks to ALB about the carve-out M&A landscape and how TMF is best-placed to help.
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The annual ALB Korea Law Awards is now open for submissions! Returning for its 8th edition, the award ceremony continues to recognise distinctive contributions of private practitioners and in-house counsel within Korea’s legal landscape. The ceremony will be held on Nov. 12 in Seoul.
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The much-awaited ALB Japan Law Awards is returning for its 16th edition this year, on September 24 with an all new format of celebration – virtual awards ceremony. The annual celebration will continue to give recognition to outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Japan. 
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Axel Kuhlmann, Foreign Law Partner and Makoto Ohnuma, Senior Associate Lawyer, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu gave a presentation on Warranty and Indemnity Insurance (W&II) in M&A Transactions during ALB’s first Virtual Japan In-House Legal Summit held on 9 June 2020.
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Asian Legal Business is proud to showcase the high-caliber law firms, in-house teams, and individual lawyers who made it to the shortlist for the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2019. They are evidence of the excellent performances of local and international legal practitioners who have made a positive impact in the Philippines.
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The renowned ALB Korea Law Awards is returning for its seventh edition this year, to take place on Nov. 15 at Conrad Seoul. This annual event will continue to give recognition to the outstanding legal practitioners, top law firms and most important deals from within and around Korea.
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U.S. law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired banking and finance specialist Daniel Abercromby as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.
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Bonnie Chan, a capital markets partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Hong Kong office for more than nine years, is returning to the city’s stock exchange as the head of its listing department. Chan will be succeeding David Graham, who is set to retire this year.
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With every passing International Women’s Day, females appear to be taking greater strides in Asia’s legal industry. There are not only more women in law firm partnerships today, but they are also increasingly attaining leadership positions, heading practices or offices, and in some cases helming fairly large-sized law firms.
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The ALB Singapore’s Top In-House Teams 2020 list will showcase the achievements of the finest in-house legal teams in Singapore.