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Hong Kong judges battle Beijing over rule of law as pandemic chills protests
Hong Kong’s judicial system is under increasing duress as signs grow that the Communist Party leadership in Beijing wants to bring the city’s courts to heel. Three senior judges told Reuters the independence of the judiciary is now under threat... Full Article
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As COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, and mental space, law firms are doing their best to adapt to new government-mandated rules, a slowdown in transactions and a global business culture shift, but some are more successful at this than others. Full Article
SIAC registers record number of new cases in 2019
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has set a new annual record for new cases after notching up 479 new filings in 2019. Full Article
White & Case hires HSF Seoul managing partner
White & Case has added private equity specialist Dongho Lee as a partner in Seoul from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), where he was managing partner and head of the corporate practice. Full Article
A&G, CC on United Hampshire U.S. REIT’s $394 mln SGX IPO
Allen & Gledhill has advised on the United Hampshire U.S. REIT’s $394.6 million initial public offering (IPO), with Clifford Chance representing the sponsors and investors. Full Article
SAM recruits disputes partner from JSA in Bengaluru
India’s third largest law firm by strength, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has added Arjun Perikal as a partner in Bengaluru from J. Sagar Associates. Full Article

Features

Hope on the Horizon
Buffeted by the triple storms of protectionism, costly regulations and coronavirus, the shipping industry in Asia has been experiencing choppy waters of late. However, lawyers continue to see a steady flow of work, and they are hopeful that things will... Full Article
A Smoother Road
As the mammoth Belt and Road initiative touches some 70 countries, complex commercial disputes cannot be avoided. Full Article
Safer Havens
With 2020 looking shaky, offshore jurisdictions can provide much-needed shelter and support for international deals, listings, incorporations and restructurings. Full Article
‘We've underlined our commitment to Hong Kong’
In December, Herbert Smith Freehills named Hong Kong-based Asia managing partner Justin D’Agostino as its next chief executive officer. After the holiday break, D’Agostino sat down with ALB to talk about the evolution of the market, the recent unrest in... Full Article

Special Reports

ALB Employer of Choice 2020
By Elizabeth Beattie | 13 Apr 20
Last year was widely considered a tough year, with resources shrinking, job scopes expanding, an increasingly competitive marketplace to contend with and new regulations to navigate. But this year is proving to be even more difficult, as global pandemic spreads,...
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Indonesia's Youth Factor
By Asian Legal Business | 10 Mar 20
The growth of Indonesia’s legal profession is opening the door for young professionals to reach the very pinnacle of the industry and emerge as true leaders.
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ALB 2020 Asia In-House Survey: Would You Like Some Innovation With That?
By Elizabeth Beattie | 05 Feb 20
The ALB 2020 Asia In-house Survey results are in – and while the numbers may map conservative change, the emerging picture is far from mundane. As the in-house role continues to evolve, lawyers are no longer tied to their desks 24/7.
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