Expert Insights: 2022 IPO Outlook in the Greater China region [Brought to you by Intralinks] (ZH/EN)
In 2021, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) had a robust year, with over 90 listings raising over $318 billion Hong Kong dollars. Shanghai Stock exchange also supported a large volume of new listings on the SSE STAR Market and significant deals on the STAR Market and Main Board. Many new economy companies have looked to Hong Kong and China as the most preferred listing destination for Chinese companies.
Rethinking Korea Asset Management – Is It Time for a Revisit? [Brought to you by RBN Chambers]
In the seminal case of Korea Asset Management v Daewoo Singapore Pte Ltd (in liquidation)  1 SLR(R) 671 (“Korea Asset Management”), the Honourable Judicial Commissioner V K Rajah (as he then was) (“JC Rajah”) laid down a non-exhaustive list of factors to be considered in an application under Sections 299(2) or 262(3) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50 1994 Rev Ed) (“CA”) (pari materia to Sections 170(2) and 133(1) of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (No. 40 of 2018) (“IRDA”)) for leave to commence or continue an action or proceedings against a company in liquidation. In such applications, decisions at various levels of the Singapore courts have cited and employed the factors in Korea Asset Management with a seemingly common reluctance to broaden or revise the factors. Following the recent developments in Australia, has the time come for our Singapore courts to revisit this position?
Why Third-Party Funding Should Be Given a Second Glance in Arbitrations: A Post-Pandemic Option for Arbitration Financing in Singapore [Brought to you by RBN Chambers]
Third Party Funding (“TPF”) is not an unfamiliar practice in international commercial arbitration. It is a mode available to parties to an arbitration to seek financial support from parties who are not (the “Third Party Funders or TP Funders”) to commence and continue an arbitration to its conclusion. In providing financial support, the TP Funders assume the risks of their ‘investment’; if the arbitration claim is successful, the TP Funders would receive an agreed pay out, usually a percentage of the arbitration award, otherwise, the TP Funders assumes the risk of nil returns if the claim fails.
ALB Conversations: Manjaree Chowdhary, executive director and general counsel, Maruti Suzuki India
Chowdhary talks to ALB about why increased focus on corporate culture is critical in delivering long- term business success, how the ‘tone at the top’ embeds and operationalises the company’s culture, and the key initiatives that she has endeavoured to drive in her role.
ALB Conversations: Puneet Bansal, managing partner, Nitya Tax Associates
Puneet Bansal, managing partner of Nitya Tax Associates talks about the firm’s strategy which revolves around knowledge, the need for a firm’s culture to be based on integrity and his motto of integrity and ethics being paramount for success.
ALB Conversations: Andrew Powner, managing partner, Haldanes
Andrew Powner, managing partner of Hong Kong law firm Haldanes, talks about a how a football team influenced his decision to join the firm, why his management style might be like the United Nations, and the prescience of his grandmother’s words.
ALB Conversations: Sabrina Lin, Charoen Pokphand Group
Sabrina Lin is the deputy chief legal officer for overseas businesses and head of legal for overseas investment arm at Charoen Pokphand Group. In this chat, she shares with ALB about how U.S.-China tensions and COVID-19 are adding extra elements of complexity to her work, why she looks for people with a “personal touch” when it comes to hiring, and what her average day looks like.
ALB Conversations: Putu Dewika Angganingrum, head of legal and compliance, PT Danareksa (Persero)
Putu Dewika Angganingrum, the head of legal and compliance at Indonesian investment bank PT Danareksa, talks how external counsel have to provide true value beyond just Google searches, the need to meet business goals while sticking to goal corporate governance principles, the need for women to develop thick skin to survive in the industry.