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STB, S&C advise on $8 bln MUFG-U.S. Bancorp deal
BY Mari Iwata |

Sullivan & Cromwell has represented Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) on its $8 billion sale of MUFG Union Bank (MUB) to U.S. Bancorp, which was counselled by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Law firms bid to work on India's LIC IPO as government sweetens terms
BY Reuters |

​​​​​​​Four law firms, including two of India's biggest, have bid to advise the state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on its mega stock offering, after New Delhi made the fee payment structure more attractive.

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Singapore IPO market's prospects brighten but no quick fix in sight
BY Reuters |

Singapore's move to launch new funds to support startups will help companies seeking IPOs, though it could take years before Singapore Exchange might become a centre for regional tech listings, according to market players.

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Evergrande seeks to reassure retail investors as key debt deadline looms
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China Evergrande Group will make it a top priority to help retail investors redeem their investment products sold by the indebted property giant, its chairman said, as uncertainty looms over interest payment due for a dollar bond on Thursday.

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White & Case, Freshies act on $6 bln Indonesian telecom merger
BY Aparna Sai |

White & Case has advised Qatar's Ooredoo on its $6 billion agreement to merge its Indonesian telecom unit with that of Hong Kong's CK Hutchison, which was represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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India: JSA, Goodwin, Khaitan, Trilegal act on $450 mln funding round of car platform
BY Aparna Sai |

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has advised Indian used-vehicle platform Cars24 on its $450 million Series F funding round, with Goodwin Procter, Khaitan & Co and Trilegal advising various investors.

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Mumbai: Phoenix Legal hires head of indirect tax from PwC
BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Phoenix Legal has hired Jatin Arora in Mumbai as the head of the firm’s indirect tax practice from Price Waterhouse & Co, where he was a principal.

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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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