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As rivals circle, Japan boosting firepower to buy global energy assets
Japan plans to rush through a bill to provide more financial muscle for its companies to compete for global energy assets, just as other resource-hungry Asian economies such as China and India are also looking to snap up depressed oil... Full Article
Connecting the ASEAN through project finance
The ALB SE Asia Project Finance Conference 2016 will be held on November 8, showcasing the latest trends and developments in this sector and featuring expert insights from industry professionals. Full Article
Kirkland, Latham & Watkins awarded for pro bono work
Latham & Watkins and Kirkland & Ellis have each won two awards at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s (TRF) annual TrustLaw Awards, held recently in New York. Full Article
King & Wood Mallesons hires cap markets specialist in Hong Kong
King & Wood Mallesons has appointed John Baptist Chan as a partner in its Corporate & Securities practice in Hong Kong. Full Article
NRF, Akin Gump, Khaitan, AZB star in creation of India energy fund
Norton Rose Fulbright and Khaitan & Co. have represented a consortium of foreign investors on the creation of a fund that aims to invest in Indian energy assets along with local entities Tata Power and ICICI Venture, which were counseled... Full Article
North Asia Deals: Week of Sept 19
CC, Davis Polk, KWM and Haiwen on PSBC’s $8 bln IPO on HKEX, Paul, Weiss and Cleary Gottlieb star in HP’s $1.05 bln purchase of Samsung’s printer business, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article

Features

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
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
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...
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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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