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Japan’s Nishimura & Asahi set to open in Dubai
Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi will open a representative office in Dubai in December this year, after receiving a licence from the United Arab Emirates Free Zone. Full Article
Bakers appoints new APAC chair, deputy chair
Baker & McKenzie has appointed Gary Seib as its Asia Pacific regional council chair, while Ai Ai Wong takes on the role of deputy chair. Full Article
Latham, Trilegal, Cravath act on $720 mln India travel website merger
Latham & Watkins and S&R Associates have advised Indian travel website MakeMyTrip on its 48.15-billion-rupee ($720 million) acquisition of rival ibibo Group, which was represented by Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Trilegal. Full Article
Yoon & Yang to open HCMC office
Korean Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang is set to launch its second overseas office in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. Full Article
Southeast Asia Deals: Week of October 17
Freshies, Links, HSF star in $13 bln Indian oil deal; JSA acts on Bank of Baroda’s $3 updated bln MTN programme, and many more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table. Full Article
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


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.