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RHTLaw, Vietnam’s PBC Partners to merge
Singapore’s RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has announced that it will be formally merging with Vietnam’s PBC Partners, a firm it has had an alliance with since 2014 as a part of its ASEAN Plus regional network. Full Article
Mayer Brown JSM counsels IFC investment in $830 mln Indo ammonia project
Mayer Brown JSM, Shearn Delamore & Co, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro and Singapore’s Shook Lin & Bok have advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) on its investment in an $830 million greenfield ammonia plant in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Full Article
Nominations Open: The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2016
Nominations are now open for the The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2016. Now on its 15th year, the event will be held on Friday, September 9, at the Conrad Hong Kong. Full Article
Litigation funder launches “Accelerator” to help law firms make more money
Commercial litigation funding firm Bentham IMF has created an interactive tool called “Accelerator” that is designed to help law firms improve their financial performance through additional funding for litigation matters. Full Article
Law firms see short-term opportunity, long-term peril in Brexit
As the reality of Britain's vote to exit the European Union sank in, international law firms began sending out emails, warning actual and potential clients of issues that could arise due to "Brexit." Full Article
Hogan Lovells: A renewed look at Indonesia
A few weeks into its new Indonesia tie-up, partners of the firm speak to ALB about its plans for growth and expansion in the country. 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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