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Hong Kong judge warns of 'full force storm' over protest-hit city
One of Hong Kong’s most experienced judges has warned that a storm over the rule of law has “broken out in full force” in the protest-hit Asian financial hub, urging people to treasure the system. Full Article
Shipping-focused firms in SG, HK ink formal association
Singapore shipping boutique Helmsman and Hong Kong’s Tang & Co have entered into a formal association. Full Article
CAM continues expansion in Delhi with competition partner from Platinum
India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, has further strengthened its Delhi office with the hire of antitrust specialist Vijay Pratap Singh Chauhan as a partner from Platinum Partners. Full Article
‘Brakes screeching loudly’: COVID-19 hurts Asia dealmaking
If any more evidence was needed that China was the engine powering the regional – not to mention the global – economy, it has arrived in the form of the fallout from the 2019 coronavirus outbreak. Full Article
India: Another L&S partner departs, joins JSA in Mumbai
India’s J Sagar Associates has bolstered its M&A practice with the hire of Shafaq Uraizee Sapre as a retained partner in Mumbai from Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, where she was an executive partner and headed the firm’s corporate practice for the... Full Article
Ince expands further in HK with litigator hire
Ince has hired litigator Zhao Rong Ooi as a partner in Hong Kong from Hauzen, a firm that operates in association with PRC firm AnJie Law Firm. Full Article

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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
ALB 2020 Asia In-House Survey: Would You Like Some Innovation With That?
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... Full Article

Special Reports

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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State of the Market: Hong Kong & Singapore
By Elizabeth Beattie | 12 Dec 19
In Hong Kong, a dim economic outlook coupled with uncertainty from the U.S.-China trade war has cast a shadow over the special administrative region, while protests – occasionally violent – have dented the city’s economy.
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ALB Asia Top 50 2019: Resilience in an Uncertain Climate
By Elizabeth Beattie |, By Asian Legal Business | 11 Nov 19
Much like its preceding year, 2019 marked another tumultuous and politically charged year for Asia. Throughout it all, law firms for the most part have succeeded in managing to keep their headcounts steady against a backdrop of uncertainty.
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