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Kim & Chang, Skadden, BKL on Korea’s largest-ever domestic M&A
BY Aparna Sai |

Kim & Chang and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have represented South Korea’s SK Hynix on its $9 billion acquisition of U.S. tech firm Intel’s NAND memory and storage business, with Bae, Kim & Lee advising the seller. 

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India’s Trilegal hires disputes specialist from SAM
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Trilegal has added Nitesh Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

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SAM adds six-member real estate team in Mumbai
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has bolstered its real estate practice in Mumbai with the hire of partner Bhoumick Vaidya and his five-member team from Kanga & Co.

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Gibson Dunn advises Kimberly-Clark on $1.2 bln Indonesia acquisition
BY Aparna Sai |

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has advised U.S. consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corporation on its $1.2 billion acquisition of personal care maker Softex Indonesia, which was represented by Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill and Soemadipradja & Taher.

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ALB Conversations: Cameron Adderley, Hong Kong managing partner, Appleby
BY Aparna Sai |

Cameron Adderley, managing partner of the Hong Kong office at offshore law firm Appleby, talks about why law firm leaders need to be both proactive and adaptive, the manner in which the pandemic has shifted expectations of service delivery for both lawyers and clients, and how developing talented individuals is a…

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The “Covid effect” on global business expansion (Brought to you by TMF)
BY TMF Group |

A rapid shift to online processes and procedures is allowing companies to bypass some of the usual setup roadblocks when entering new markets.

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Asia Deals: Week of October 19
BY Rowena Muñiz |

BKL, Kim & Chang and Skadden on $9 bln SDD acquisition, Bakers on Gaw Capital’s $1.3 bln fundraising, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

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Features and Analysis

ALB 40 Under 40 2020

In a record-breaking year in which nearly 400 lawyers across Asia submitted their profiles, picking the annual 40 Under 40 list was no easy task. This year’s list, as in other years, features a diverse mix of lawyers, including…

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Guangzhou Reinvents Itself

The Pearl River Delta, with Guangzhou located at its centre, was once dubbed “the world's factory floor”. However, with COVID-19 casting a shadow over the manufacturing industry, the city is beginning to embrace new industries.

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Singapore’s Disputes Push Continues

Last year, Singapore’s landmark Convention on Mediation formalised the city-state’s well-earned reputation as an attractive arbitration hub, with legal muscle and global recognition to back up its standing. But as the government…

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ALB Indonesia Firms to Watch 2020

As COVID-19 continues to sweep around the globe, Indonesia has found itself weathering an economic slump. For businesses, more than ever, this has emphasized the need for trusted expertise and savvy counsel. The firms featured…

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The Hong Kong Conversation

Being next door to mainland China, Hong Kong was one of the first jurisdictions globally to experience the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of the Hong Kong offices of three law firms look back on their experience so far this year,…

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With the UK on the Brink of Brexit, Lawyers Seek Stronger Asia Ties

While the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly taken centre stage around the world over the past few months, in the UK, Brexit is still very much going ahead, whether businesses are truly prepared or not.

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