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Haiwen & Partners hires Benran Huang
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Haiwen & Partners hires private equity partner Benran Huang

Haiwen & Partners adds Zhao Sheng partner Benran Huang, strengthening Beijing office's TMT, manufacturing, consumer & healthcare practice

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Veteran empowers White & Case’s global real estate practice

White & Case strengthens global real estate & M&A with new partner John Cahill, advising on financing & investments between Hong Kong and New York

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Korea’s LG Chem pioneers AI integration in legal processes

LG Chem, the largest chemical company in Korea, has emerged as the first Korean enterprise to transform its legal solutions with AI by adopting Luminance Corporate

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Pinsent Masons adds corporate partner in Singapore

Specialist David Clinch joins multinational law firm Pinsent Masons MPillay as a partner in a boost for its corporate team in Singapore

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TMI Associates acts on Bain Capital-led JPY34bn tender offer

TMI Associates, a major Japanese law firm, advised Snow Peak, a Japanese outdoor goods maker, on a USD226 million MBO led by Bain Capital to take the company private

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DLA Piper bolsters Asia finance, energy with Seoul partner

DLA Piper has added Brian Youn as a partner in Seoul to fortify its presence in Asia’s finance, projects and restructuring (FPR) practice

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Building an infrastructure superhighway

Mukul Shastry details how state and central governments can plug the legal and regulatory gaps holding back the infrastructure sector

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Shin & Kim boosts insolvency, tax expertise with judge hires

Shin & Kim strengthens bankruptcy, insolvency, and taxation advisory with new partners Dong-kyu Kim and Hun-tae Doh joining on 19 February

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HK voluntary code for data provider ESG rating

By Rossana Chu, Yang & Yang Solicitors
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Bulls, bears and big moves

What trends are being observed in the region’s capital market strongholds, and what regulations are helping drive them?

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RBI may be learning to trust SROs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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A comparison of healthtech regulatory issues in North Asia

Drug pricing and reimbursement top the agenda in South Korea, while Japan is exploring the impact of digital technology on medical information

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MARKET PULSE

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Simmons & Simmons grows Singapore disputes practice

Simmons & Simmons strengthens dispute resolution in Singapore with partner Terence Seah joining from Stephenson Harwood's Singapore alliance firm Virtus Law.

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Indonesia’s ARMA, South Korea’s Shin & Kim forge alliance

ARMA Law, an Indonesian firm, has announced a non-exclusive alliance with one of the big six in South Korea, Shin & Kim, that will aim to deliver tailored solutions for their clients

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Simmons & Simmons names private funds head in Hong Kong

Simmons & Simmons boosts Hong Kong funds practice with Jeffrey Friedenberg from Angelo Gordon as head of private funds

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Call for Nominations: 2024 Indian Law Firm Awards

India Business Law Journal is now inviting nominations for the 2024 Indian Law Firm Awards, the results of which will be announced in April

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Dhaval Vussonji & Associates opens new office in GIFT City

Dhaval Vussonji & Associates opens a new office in GIFT City, Gujarat, to expand its footprint in India’s western regions

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DFDL expands transfer pricing services with IC Advisors team

DFDL, a firm specialising in tax and legal services in Southeast and South Asia, has made a significant expansion of its transfer pricing services with the integration of 11 members 

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Repeal consumer protection disguised as tax provision

By Mukesh Butani, Shankey Agrawal, and Lopamudra Mahapatra, BMR Legal
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Ensuring liquidation preference to protect investor rights

By Parag Bhide and Mitali Kshatriya, Bharucha & Partners
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Literal or liberal interpretation in extending arbitration

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Ayush Chaturvedi, Bharucha and Partners
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Why are Cayman Islands’ foundation companies popular?

By Robert Farrell, Loeb Smith Attorneys
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China’s export control system and tips for compliance

By Qiu Mengyun and Han Xiaoxi, AllBright Law Offices
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Labour relations: Chinese companies and foreign employees

By Tracy Liu and Larry Lian, Jingtian & Gongcheng
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Countering bad-faith TM hijack by first-to-file

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates Law Offices
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Protecting China’s investment in overseas mining

By Mariana Zhong and Zheng Xinming, Hui Zhong Law Firm
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Unlocking power of equity governance for listing companies

By Zhao Xun, Grandway Law Offices 
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Rights holder counterattack: Infringement after licence termination

By Frank Liu, Shanghai Pacific Legal
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Standardising China’s banking and insurance penalties

By Guang Zhenming, Joint-Win Partners
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Impact of new Saudi regulations on construction contracts

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Cayman toolkit for foreign arbitration

By Jeremy Lightfoot, Kimberley Leng, and Yi Yang, Carey Olsen in Hong Kong

Recent developments have reinforced the Cayman islands’ pro-arbitration reputation

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Direction corrections on Singapore tax

By Eugene Lim, Christine Schwarzl and Mei Yeo, WTS Taxise in Singapore

The island nation is ringing in tax changes to keep it competitive, pay for an energy transition, and align with new international standards

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The sunny future of carbon financing

By Chen Sheng and Li Mingyue, Tian Yuan Law Firm
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Key concepts analysis of new Company Law

By Dai Haiying, W&H Law Firm
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Philippines top law firms 2023
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Philippines Law Firm Awards

Asia business law journal presents our top law firms in the Philippines for 2023

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Shuffling the deck

Enhanced regulations and China/US decoupling challenge China’s private equity, reshuffling the industry amid bleak prospects

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Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the leading talent in Vietnam’s legal profession

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Emergency arbitrator: a helping hand in times of need

When commercial or economic entities become embroiled in disputes, many take measures to quickly divert or conceal the property in question

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Japan still hot for 2024

Japan has witnessed keen growth in 2023 and the year ahead looks just as optimistic, say top lawyers

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JTJB on evolving maritime law and unique client approach

John Sze, JTJB’s recently appointed managing partner in Singapore, provides insights into the realm of maritime law and his unique approach to client relationships

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Gears changing

After decades of progress and internationalisation, China’s now fairly sophisticated arbitration industry and its top players look to the essence

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Baker’s first female leader on Vietnam’s economic resilience

The first woman to helm Baker McKenzie’s offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi shares insights into her historic appointment and Vietnam’s economic landscape

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S&C advises Hillhouse’s biodiesel acquisition of SK Eco Prime

Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) has facilitated Singapore-based Hillhouse Investment in acquiring biodiesel maker SK Eco Prime

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China Business Law Awards 2024 – Law firm submission

China Business Law Journal is conducting research for the China Business Law Awards, recognizing top law firms in the Chinese market. Winners announced in May 2024

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HFW consolidates Australia presence with eight hires

HFW welcomes partner Maurice Thompson back to the fold, bringing a team of seven to intensify the firm’s foothold in Australia

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JSA secures ruling in favour of PepsiCo’s potato registration

JSA has successfully advocated for PepsiCo India Holdings before a division bench of Delhi High Court

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Rajah & Tann takes construction head from HSF’s China partner

Rajah & Tann bolsters its China presence with the addition of Shanghai-based international arbitration partner, Hew Kian Heong

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ILP advises Qul Fruitwall on INR600m institutional investment

Indian Law Partners (ILP) has counselled Kashmir-based horticultural tech enterprise Qul Fruitwall

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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Legal luminaries celebrate at SCCA 21st annual black-tie event

Scores of legal luminaries helped the SCCA celebrate its 21st anniversary at the annual black-tie event

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Thai-CCA joint panel focuses on post-acquisition disputes

Thai-CCA, Gibson Dunn Singapore, and MDD Thailand Forensic Accountants hosted a panel discussion on post-acquisition disputes at the Victor Club

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Recognise GCs as advocates and regulate profession, says ACoS

A former Supreme Court justice emphasized the crucial role of general counsel in India's legal landscape at the 7th Annual Meet & International Summit of the ACoS on October 16th.

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Nominations open for JILA’s inaugural in-house legal awards

The Japan In-house Lawyers Association (JILA) has officially opened nominations for the inaugural JILA In-house Legal Award to acknowledge the outstanding in-house lawyers and the companies that hire them

CHINA LEXICON

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Technology neutrality

This column explores tech neutrality's role in financial regulation, addresses tech innovation in regulation, and questions its ongoing relevance

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Expert evidence on culture and language

Examining culture and language's impact on civil and commercial disputes—key presentation insights

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Regulatory complexity is an increasing challenge facing legal systems around the world

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