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Seven law firms act on Hong Kong’s first de-SPAC transaction

Seven firms have acted for Hong Kong’s first de-SPAC transaction involving a proposed merger between specialised shell company Aquila Acquisition and Chinese steel trading website ZG Group

Full speed ahead

India Business Law Journal is pleased to present its selection of the top 15 foreign law firms for India-related work

Shearman closes Seoul office ahead of merger with A&O

After opening a presence in South Korea in 2019, Shearman & Sterling plans to close its Seoul office ahead of its proposed merger with Allen & Overy

China Business Law Awards 2023

China Business Law Journal reveals its top performing law firms of 2022

Shihui expands compliance group with new partner Zang Yihan

Zang Yihan has joined the Shanghai branch of Shihui Partners as the seventh partner in the firm’s compliance group

Han Kun taps PE partner from A&O joint operation firm

Li Jing has joined Han Kun Law Firm as a Beijing-headquartered partner specialising in private equity and M&A deals

Baker’s Singapore capital markets duo joins A&O

Two Singapore-based capital markets lawyers at Baker McKenzie, principal Kenny Kwan and local principal Caryn Ng, have moved to its rival, Allen & Overy, as partners

Vietnam Law Firm Awards 2023

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

Amber Group legal head moves to KWM, Law.com reports

Crypto lender Amber Group’s chief legal officer Benjamin Bai has joined King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) as a Shanghai-based partner, providing legal services for both intellectual property and digital assets and fintech, Law.com reports

Proposed A&O, Shearman merger sets legal market abuzz in Asia

Firms remain tight-lipped ahead of vote to approve move, but experts say talent retention and reassuring partners and clients tops agenda

Reed Smith beefs up Asian regulatory team with Hong Kong hire

Reed Smith enlarged its Asian regulatory team with the hiring of Hong Kong-based partner Jill Wong

Two Chinese companies embrace Swiss listing in a week

Two Chinese A shares successfully launched global depositary receipts (GDRs) on the SIX Swiss Exchange within a week

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2023

Things are looking up for Thailand, with the reopening of borders welcoming travellers back. With a fast-developing economy and strong business ties to the region, Thailand is set to regain its position as an attractive destination for foreign tourists and investment

Deals of the year 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2022 and the law firms that showed their worth in successfully concluding them

Future Legal Leaders 2023

What are the winning traits of lawyers that make them stand out to their clients and peers?

Hong Kong issues first tokenised green bonds

Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Ashurst have acted on the debut of HKD800 million (USD1.02 million) worth of government-issued tokenised green bonds in Hong Kong

Allen & Overy adds three partners in Hong Kong

Allen & Overy hires White & Case’s only Hong Kong litigation partner Melody Chan to grow its Asia disputes practice, with two Linklaters partners Gilbert Li and Iris Yeung also joining the same office

White & Case disputes head Melody Chan moves to Allen & Overy

White & Case’s head of greater China dispute resolution practice, Melody Chan, has left the firm to join Allen & Overy as a partner in Hong Kong

Deals of the year 2022

China Business Law Journal announces the most exciting China-related legal transactions and disputes of 2022

Taking the plunge

As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

Allen & Overy advises largest ESG bond issuance in Asia

Hong Kong authorities offering Asia’s largest ESG bonds to date tapped Allen & Overy’s advice from leading partners Agnes Tsang, Jaclyn Yeap and Alexander Stathopoulos

Allen & Overy, Linklaters’ joint operation partners add talent

Two China joint operation firms linked with Allen & Overy and Linklaters have hired partners Vivian Cao and Ellen Zhang, respectively

Allen & Overy adds fund and asset management partner in Shanghai

Allen & Overy has strengthened its fund and asset management practice in the Asia-Pacific region with the hire of partner Daisy Qi to the Shanghai office

Japan Law Firm Awards 2022

Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in Japan

Allen & Overy changes leadership in Vietnam

Allen & Overy appointed capital markets lawyer Tina LeDinh as the managing partner of the firm’s Vietnamese offices, succeeding Adam Moncrieff, and will be based in Ho Chi Minh City

GreatStar shines on the SIX continuing Swiss listings trend

Hand tools manufacturer GreatStar Industrial began selling its global depository receipts (GDR) on the SIX Swiss Exchange after raising USD155 million on its IPO

Former Allen & Overy Asian restructuring head joins Linklaters

Richard Woodworth, who was a founder and co-head of the Asia-Pacific restructuring and recovery group at Allen & Overy, has joined Linklaters as a partner based in Hong Kong handling this Asian sector

White & Case hires antitrust expert Stefanie Benson for global practice

White & Case taps the expertise of Allen & Overy competition and consumer specialist Stefanie Benson, hiring her as a partner in its global antitrust practice based in Sydney

Trilegal’s Harsh Pais to lead India corporate practice at Allen & Overy

Well-known M&A expert Harsh Pais is set to join Allen & Overy as a partner to lead the firm’s India corporate practice and will be based in London

HSF hires corporate partner in Bangkok

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired M&A and competition lawyer Nonnabhat (Niab) Paiboon as a corporate partner in Bangkok

Carrefour offloads 60% stake in Taiwan joint venture

French retailer Carrefour Group has sold its 60% equity stake in PresiCarre Corporation, the operator of Carrefour Taiwan, to a local food and retail conglomerate Uni-President

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

BOC issues USD500m green bond update with EU

Linklater and Allen & Overy advised on an updated Common Ground Taxonomy debt instrument between China and the European Union

China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

DaHui hires M&A and compliance partner

Richard Qiang has joined DaHui Lawyers as a Beijing-based partner – the third to be taken on as partner by the firm this month

Liangshan issues USD204m bond on SGX

Liangshan Development Group issued USD204 million senior unsecured notes due in 2025 on the Singapore Exchange with a coupon rate of 6.5%

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Offshore financial centres worldwide have made relentless efforts to attract foreign business, and outward-looking Asian companies have responded to this demand by setting up overseas entities. However, finding the right legal team is daunting

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Recovering global demand is softening the impact of the pandemic on Thailand. While travel restrictions continue taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector, a major contributor to the economy, the country has rolled out an extensive and comprehensive package to kick-start a rebound.

War of attrition

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the international legal community has condemned not just with words, but by boycotting Russian business and transactions

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2021 and the law firms that worked hard to successfully conclude them

Deals of the year 2021

We look back at the most significant transactions and disputes of last year as we ring in the year of the tiger

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, India Business Law Journal reveals the top foreign law firms for India work

Flying high


China Business Law Journal

Riding out the storm

notarisation preservation of evidence

Preservation of evidence through notarisation

By Liang Xinzhu, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
Philippine IP strategy drives growth

Philippine IP strategy drives ‘inclusive, transformative’ growth

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates Law Office
comparison of M&A laws Asia

A comparison of M&A laws

Asia M&A booms with government incentives and global investor interest. To compete, dealmakers must keep current on trends and regulations


Indonesia best law firm-2023

Indonesia Law Firm Awards 2023

Debt Recovery Strategies Economic Downturn

Innovation in outstanding money recovery

By Fu Xiye, Hylands Law Firm
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Aircraft lessors hope for a smoother runway under new bill

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners


Influence marketing on investment decisionvideo

The influence marketing has on investment decisions

By Vandana Pai and Hardik Dave, Bharucha & Partners
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Aircraft lessors hope for a smoother runway under new bill

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners
Issues of D&O liability insurance policy

Typical issues of D&O liability insurance

By Wan Jia and Zhu Bingjing, AnJie Broad

Likelihood of confusion under India’s trademark law for ‘hush’ products

By Prachi Agarwal and Aditi Srivastasa, Anand and Anand in New Delhi

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