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North Asia Deals: Week of November 28
Skadden and Pinsent Masons act on’s buyout of Skyscanner, KWM and Wachtell star in Apex Technology’s acquisition of Lexmark, and many more in this week’s North Asia deals table. Full Article
ALB is once again spotlighting its list of Firms To Watch in its February 2017 issue. These are firms that are small but are already making waves, and either challenging (or with the potential to challenge) much larger law firms... Full Article
CC, KWM advise VPower on Hong Kong IPO
Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons have advised on Hong Kong generator and engines firm VPower Group on its $208 million initial public offering, with Shearman & Sterling and and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the banks. Full Article
HSA increases Kolkata presence with Citadel merger
India’s HSA Advocates has merged its office in the eastern city of Kolkata with local firm Citadel Law Chambers. Citadel partner Ramya Hariharan will join has as a partner. Full Article
A&G chairman named as new Singapore AG
Lucien Wong, chairman and senior partner of Allen & Gledhill, has been named as the new attorney general of Singapore. Wong’s term begins in January. Full Article
Asia Appointments: Week of November 28
Jones Day rehires capital markets specialist from Cadwalader, SyCip welcomes a new managing partner, and many more in this week’s appointments table. Full Article


Threat? What threat?
International law firm Dentons recently launched its 280-member Nextlaw Global Referral Network, aiming to provide an alternative to the more traditional legal networks. However, the latter don’t see any reason to get worried just yet, reports Ranajit Dam. Full Article
Bringing it back
Indonesia’s tax amnesty bill is expected to recover billions of dollars stashed away in foreign jurisdictions and boost the country’s economy. The initiative has seen a positive response so far, with law firms seeing an exponential increase in client interest... Full Article
2017: The view from offshore
Following a slow 2016, what kind of opportunities and challenges will the new year bring? Christopher Horton speaks with offshore lawyers to find out. Full Article
Against the state
The rise of international commercial arbitration in Asia is coupled with the growth of investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS). Chris Thomson talks to lawyers about Asian responses to ISDS as well as the risks and benefits they bring to companies. Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Asia's Top 50 Largest Law Firms
By ALB | 24 Nov 16
ALB’s annual list of the largest law firms in Asia highlights the biggest in each jurisdiction, as well as those with the most lawyers across the region. In Indonesia, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo moves up the list, while Kim & Chang...
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.