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Khaitan, SAM, Cleary advise on Tata Motors’ $1 billion fundraising
BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co has advised India’s Tata Motors on its 75 billion rupees ($1 billion) fundraise from private equity firm TPG’s Rise Climate Fund, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

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Macau regulatory overhaul has casinos wondering if it’s game over
BY Elizabeth Beattie |

As the government commences a regulatory overhaul of Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, lawyers and businesses are reading the tea leaves and gearing up for change.

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Desai & Diwanji, AZB advise on $597 mln demerger
BY Aparna Sai |

Desai & Diwanji has advised India conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji on the 44 billion rupees ($597 million) sale of controlling stake in its subsidiary Eureka Forbes, worth to U.S. private equity firm Advent International. AZB & Partners represented Lunolux.

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Mumbai: L&L continues hiring spree, snaps up 12-lawyer team from IndusLaw
BY Aparna Sai |

The Mumbai office L&L Partners nabbed 12 lawyers, including M&A partner Nishant Singh, from rival IndusLaw.

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Delhi: Phoenix Legal boosts banking and finance practice with HSA hire
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Phoenix Legal has hired Harsh Arora as a partner in Delhi from HSA Advocates.

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HK: Dechert launches Asia financial restructuring practice with Kirkland hire
BY Aparna Sai |

Dechert has launched its financial restructuring practice in Asia with the hire of Daniel Margulies as a partner based in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.

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A&O, Allens act on Singtel’s $1.4 bln tower sale to AustralianSuper
BY Aparna Sai |

Allen & Overy has advised Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) on the A$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) sale of stake in its Australian Tower Network (ATN) to Australia’s superannuation fund AustralianSuper, which was represented by Allens.

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Features and Analysis

ALB Asia M&A Rankings 2021

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals picked up steam throughout Asia Pacific during the first half of 2021, in no small measure due to a rebound from the worst economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic through 2020. With…

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Strength in Numbers

As face-to-face meetings are reduced to a distant memory and continue to be substituted by video and phone calls in some offices, the global pandemic remains an unmistakable challenge for law firms. And legal networks are…

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A Blockbuster Year

With nearly $3 billion in proceeds as of June 2021, Thailand appears to be on track for a record year for IPOs.

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The Future is Virtual

​​​​​​​It’s no secret that Asia is emerging as a top choice for arbitration and dispute resolution, and with such developments come opportunities and access for Asia-based businesses to world-class dispute resolution mechanisms,…

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Embracing the New Normal

Japan has had an up-and-down year so far, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt life and business, even as the country successfully hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leaders of law firms in Japan say that while…

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Indonesia Overhauls IPO Regulations

Indonesia is shaking up its listing rules as it seeks to attract start-up giants and cultivate a reputation as an IPO hub. The new regulations, which relax a number of curbs and allow firms to go public with multiple classes of…

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