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Quintet acts on Webull’s Nasdaq debut via USD7.3bn SPAC listing

Law firms Kirkland & Ellis, Ogier, Han Kun, Wilson Sonsini, and Maples Group advise on Webull's USD7.3bn SPAC listing with a blank-cheque firm on Nasdaq

China raises turnover standards for M&A anti-monopoly filing
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China raises turnover standards for M&A anti-monopoly filing

The State Council published in full its revised Provisions on Thresholds for the Filing of Concentrations of Undertakings on 26 January 2024

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Allens, KWM act on PSP’s USD2.46bn acquisition of Costa

Allens has steered Paine Schwartz Partners (PSP) and a consortium – Driscoll’s and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

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Hylands establishes associate firm with Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Hylands Law Firm and Woo Kwan Lee & Lo establish Hylandslaw-WKLL (Qianhai) Law Firm in Shenzhen's Qianhai Free Trade Zone

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Arbitration specialist lands at new boutique Lindsay Francis

Mark Mangan, former head of international arbitration at Dechert Asia, joins Lindsay Francis & Mangan as managing partner in Singapore

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Haiwen advises Sinopharm’s take-private bid for China-TMC

Sinopharm leads HKD15.6B take-private bid for China-TMC

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Silk Legal expands digital asset footprint to Dubai

Bangkok law firm Silk Legal expands digital asset practice, unveiling a new office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

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Yoon & Yang lands multinational construction, labour experts

Yoon & Yang has further bolstered the firm’s construction and labour advisory capabilities with the hiring of Sam Park and Jae Woo Jeon as partners

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Obstacles and opportunities in real estate AI

By Ashoo Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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TM rights in ‘Shakti Bhog’ controversy amid insolvency proceedings

By Manisha Singh and Lisha Chauhan, LexOrbis
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Franchising in India: An opportunity for Korean business

By Rajat Prakash, Siddharth Mahajan, and Vishwas Chitwar, Athena Legal
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IP strategies in the auto sector

By Pravin Anand and Safir Anand, Anand and Anand

The automobile industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors, and from a legal standpoint several increasingly popular trends can be seen

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Capital markets specialist Kevin Liu joins DaHui in Shanghai

DaHui Lawyers recruits Kevin Liu from Fangda Partners, strengthening their capital markets practice. Expertise in M&A, corporate matters, and key sectors

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Hunton Andrews adds international expert duo in South Korea

Hunton Andrews Kurth is giving its international capabilities a boost with the hiring of partners Nelson Ahn and Edward Kim

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China Business Law Awards 2024 – Nominate best China practices

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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Gibson Dunn hires former Deutsche Bank head for Hong Kong

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher adds Jocelyn Williams as Of Counsel to bolster its Hong Kong litigation and regulatory practice

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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

CORRESPONDENTS

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The lawyers that keep our lights on

By Ian Teo, Helmsman LLC
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Defending top execs against securities misrepresentation claims

By Li Wenting and Zhou Rui, Hylands Law Firm 
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HK voluntary code for data provider ESG rating

By Rossana Chu, Yang & Yang Solicitors
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RBI may be learning to trust SROs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
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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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Keep watch on data privacy

By Kowit Somwaiya, Usa Ua-areetham and Warit Lertwuthisart, LawPlus

Thailand's Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA): Key principles, compliance requirements, and penalties

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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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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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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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Top Korean law firm 2023
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Korea Law Firm Awards 2023

Asia Business Law Journal names the country's top law firms. Lim Miran and Chandu Gopalakrishnan report

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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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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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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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ILP advises Qul Fruitwall on INR600m institutional investment

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

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Indian firm SNG launches Japan desk to foster bilateral ties

SNG & Partners, established in 1962 and headquartered in India, has officially launched a dedicated Japan desk

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Shashank Garg takes reins as ICC-IAG chair

Shashank Garg brings 15 years of experience to his new role as he begins his tenure as chair of the ICC India Arbitration Group 

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Arush Khanna takes up role as VIAC’s first India ambassador

The Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) names Arush Khanna, co-founder and partner at Numen Law Offices, as the first ambassador for India in 49 years

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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

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

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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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