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Days after RBI chief steps down, India eases foreign investment rules
India announced on Monday sweeping reforms to rules on foreign direct investment, clearing the way for Apple to open stores in the country and announcing easier terms for investors in sectors ranging from civil aviation to pharmaceuticals. Full Article
SE Asia Deals: Week of June 20
Shearman, AHP star in Cikarang Listrindo’s $275 mln Indonesia IPO, India’s Shardul, Cyril, AZB act on HDFC Standard’s potential acquisition of Max Life Insurance, and many more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table. Full Article
Foreign firms scout Indian legal talent as market opening beckons
As India contemplates opening up its legal sector to foreign law firms, larger players are scouring the market for local lawyers, apart from mapping talent pools and gauging compensation packages. Full Article
W&C, MoFo, Covington, Slaughters on $8.6 bln Tencent-Supercell deal
Covington & Burling and Slaughter and May have advised China's biggest gaming group Tencent on the purchase a majority stake in 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell from Japan’s SoftBank in a deal valued at $8.6 billion. Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of June 20
White & Case, MoFo, Covington, Slaughters act on $8.6 bln Tencent-Supercell deal, Orrick, MoFo, Han Kun advise on Walmart’s partnership with JD.com, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of June 20
India’s HSA bolsters Bengaluru practice with Citius Law hire, Bakers appoints new MP in Yangon, and much more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article

Features

ALB 2016 Diversity list
The list highlights ten law firms in Asia are promoting a more inclusive workplace. Write-up by Dana MacLean Full Article
Distant shelters
Asian shipping lines hit by crisis are looking to file for bankruptcy in jurisdictions outside the region, finds Sergio Held Full Article
A balancing act
As data protection laws proliferate across the Asian region, general counsel must be savvy when it comes to seeking out solutions, finds Haky Moon Full Article
Silver linings
Malaysia’s real estate sector might be feeling the slowdown affecting the overall economy, but lawyers remain optimistic about the work being generated from the sector, reports Ranajit Dam Full Article

Special Reports

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.
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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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ALB Employer of Choice 2016
By ALB | 18 Apr 16
The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from more than 3,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.
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