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K&E, Skadden, JunHe, Zhong Lun on China’s biggest U.S. IPO since Alibaba
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Maegher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are acting on the planned IPO by Chinese logistics company ZTO Express on the New York Stock Exchange later this month. Full Article
Freshies, Links, HSF star in $13 bln Indian oil deal
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) have advised India’s Essar Group in a $12.9 billion deal to sell a 98 percent stake in its Essar Oil unit to a group led by Russian oil giant Rosneft, which tapped... Full Article
Ashurst, K&E, Morgan Lewis on $841 mln sale of PR Newswire to Cision
Ashurst and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and have acted for media and B2B events organisation UBM in the $841 million sale of its PR Newswire business to U.S. news release service Cision. Full Article
Skadden, Shearman on SOMPO’s $6.3 bln acquisition of U.S. insurer Endurance
Shearman & Sterling has represented Japan’s SOMPO Holdings in a $6.3 billion deal to purchase U.S.-based property and casualty insurer Endurance Specialty Holdings, which was advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of October 17
Freshies, Wachtell and Weil star in $10 bln aircraft deal; K&E, Skadden, JunHe and Zhong Lun act on ZTO Express’ U.S. IPO, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of October 17
Reed Smith appoints new India Group co-chair, HK’s HWB welcomes new corporate specialist from Ashurst, and many more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article


A newfound patent passion
The popularity of IP litigation in Asia has soared of late, with jurisdictions such as China vastly increasing their role on the global stage. Though sectors such as pharmaceuticals have seen a drop over the past decade Full Article
Thailand: A green approach
With Thailand’s energy consumption set to jump by at least 75 percent over the next two decades, the country is growing concerned about its increasing dependence on imports. As a result, Thailand has set out ambitious plans for renewable energy... Full Article
Power in numbers
Equity crowdfunding is rapidly gaining ground in Asia, but the region has yet to embrace it fully. Advanced financial hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong are taking a wait-and-watch approach Full Article
Corruption clampdown
South Korea’s new anti-graft law, set to take effect in September, has resulted in backlash and caused significant controversy. It also has companies rushing to ensure compliance by educating staff and tightening their monitoring procedures, finds Chris Thomson. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB M&A Rankings 2016
By ALB | 16 Sep 16
ALB’s annual ranking of the best law firms for M&A in Asia includes Singh & Associates and Phoenix Legal in India; Hermawan Juniarto, Indrawan Darsyah Santoso, and Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo in Indonesia; Weerawong in Thailand; and LNT & Partners and...
Women in Law
By Dana MacLean | 16 Jun 16
In ALB’s annual celebration of Women in Asia’s legal profession, Dana Maclean profiles six key female lawyers who are making a mark in the industry and setting inspiring examples for others to follow.
ALB IP Rankings 2016
By ALB | 19 May 16
A mix of established heavyweights and up-and-comers make the ALB IP Rankings for 2016.
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