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Japan Law Firm Awards 2023

Asia Business Law Journal shines a spotlight on the exceptional performance of top law firms in Japan, highlighting their excellence and impact in the legal field

10 firms guide delivery company J&T Express’ HKD3.9bn IPO

J&T Express, Southeast Asia's largest fast delivery company, debuted on HKEX, raising USD501 million through a second-largest IPO in the city's history.

The Philippines top 100 lawyers 2023

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Cancer drug firm Adlai Nortye raises USD97.5m in Nasdaq IPO

O’Melveny, Han Kun Law Offices, Maples Group, Latham & Watkins and Zhong Lun Law Firm advised on cancer drug developer Adlai Nortye’s Nasdaq debut

Five law firms help EV maker NIO issue USD1bn in bonds

Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis, Han Kun Law Offices, Latham & Watkins and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised electric vehicle manufacturer NIO 

Ropes & Gray downsizes in Shanghai, Latham & Watkins exits city

Two foreign law firms are set to restructure their presence in China, with Latham & Watkins closing its Shanghai office and Ropes & Gray downsizing

VinFast paves way for Viet listings in US

Vietnamese law firm YKVN and international counterpart Latham & Watkins have assisted carmaker VinFast in a merger and Nasdaq listing

Vistra and Tricor complete merger to create USD6.5bn giant

Three law firms assisted on the merger between Vistra and Tricor Group, both subsidiaries of Baring Private Equity Asia EQT

Full speed ahead

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

Five law firms advise on Atour’s USD98m secondary ADS offering

Five law firms advised on a secondary offering of American depository shares (ADS) of hotel chain Atour Lifestyle Holdings worth USD98 million

China Business Law Awards 2023

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

Davis Polk, Appleby and Latham & Watkins act on USD23bn SPAC merger

Davis Polk, Appleby and Latham & Watkins advised on a proposed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger involving Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer VinFast at an equity value of USD23 billion

Simmons & Simmons recruits Latham & Watkins oil and gas co-chair

David Blumental, who was co-chair of the Latham & Watkins’ oil and gas industry group, has joined Simmons & Simmons as a Hong Kong-based partner and head of energy and infrastructure

Deal highlights

Notable IPOs, De-SPAC, bond issuance, joint venture, license agreement, and loans in March and their legal advisors

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?

Hesai becomes the largest Chinese IPO in the US after DiDi

Hesai Technology, a China-based developer of sensors used in autonomous driving, raised USD190 million on its Nasdaq debut, becoming the largest Chinese IPO in the US capital markets since October 2021

Structure Therapeutics raises USD180m in ADS offering

Biopharmaceutical company Structure Therapeutics raised USD134 million in a Nasdaq listing, offering 8.95 million American depositary shares (ADS) priced at USD15 each

Sidley Austin, Appleby advise on China Fortune’s debt restructuring

Sidley Austin and Appleby assisted China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) to complete a USD4.96 billion offshore debt restructuring, the largest of its kind in China

Deals of the year 2022

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

Five law firms advise China’s Atour hotel chain in Nasdaq debut

Chinese hotel chain Atour Lifestyle Holdings has raised USD52.23 million in its Nasdaq debut after selling 4.75 million American depositary shares (ADS) priced at USD11 each, the lowest end of the IPO range

AIM Vaccine taps S&C and Jingtian on HKD156m listing on HKEX

China’s biggest privately owned vaccine group AIM Vaccine enlisted legal advice from Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) and Jingtian & Gongcheng for its debut on the HKEX

The Philippines top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Malaysia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession

Trio in Fullerton Healthcare’s high-profile merger

Singapore-headquartered healthcare service provider Fullerton Healthcare has completed a merger led by Hong Kong-headquartered private equity firm RRJ Capital with an equity injection and a senior loan totalling SGD390 million (USD283 million)

Latham advises on Thai Life’s 1bn IPO

Thai Life Insurance has raised THB36.21 billion (USD1 billion) from its IPO, the largest on the Stock Exchange of Thailand this year

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Tianqi Lithium raises HKD13.5bn as the biggest HK IPO in 2022

One of the world’s top suppliers of rechargeable battery components for electric vehicles, Tianqi Lithium, debuted on the HKEX in the largest share sale in the Asian financial hub to date this year

Adani takes over Holcim’s India business for USD10.5bn

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (CAM) acted as legal counsel to Adani, while AZB & Partners advised Holcim, along with Ambuja Cements and ACC, on the deal.

China Business Law Awards 2022

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

K&L Gates and Latham advise Taiwan’s Silicon Motion sale

American chipmaker MaxLinear has agreed to acquire Taiwan-based flash memory manufacturer Silicon Motion Technology Corp for USD3.8 billion

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

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


IBC over Electricity Act

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code prevails over Electricity Act

By Mani Gupta and Aman Choudhary, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors
Disputes in Taiwan overview for Korean companies

Disputes in Taiwan: an overview for Korean firms

By Patrick Marros Chu and Matt Lai, Lee and Li
Hongkong arbitration landscapes

A regional comparison of arbitration landscapes: Hong Kong

By Samuel Wong, Edward Ng and Thomas Yeon, 18LC


criminal case about data compliancevideo

Criminal cases give insights about data compliance

By Wang Jun, Starrise Law Firm

Philippines steps up efforts to promote IP awareness, protection

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates Law Office
Protecting personality rights

Commercialisation of personality rights and how to protect them

By Huang Xiaoyuan and Zhou Keyu, Lianggao Law Firm


Regulating insurance company management

Regulating insurance company management of salespersons

By Yan Bing and Li Wencheng, AnJie Broad Law Firm

Gender-fair language in patent law – ‘they’ over ‘he’ and ‘she’

By Archana Shanker and Priya Singh, Anand and Anand
Regulatory policies transforming leasing industry

Recent regulatory policies transforming leasing industry

By Jonson Zhang, AllBright Law Offices 

The clouds of Rainbow Papers roll away

By Karthik Somasundram, Bharucha & Partners

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