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ALB Conversations: Putu Dewika Angganingrum, head of legal and compliance, PT Danareksa (Persero)
BY Aparna Sai |

Putu Dewika Angganingrum, the head of legal and compliance at Indonesian investment bank PT Danareksa, talks how external counsel have to provide true value beyond just Google searches, the need to meet business goals while sticking to goal corporate governance principles, the need for women to develop thick skin to…

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India’s L&L embroiled in public spat between equity partners
BY Aparna Sai |

Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf, equity partners at India’s L&L Partners, have been involved in a public tussle over differences related to dilution of shareholding at one of the country’s largest full-service law firms.

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SIAC halts sale of India’s Future Retail to Reliance
BY Aparna Sai |

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has issued an emergency ruling in favour of Amazon.com, putting on hold conglomerate Reliance Industries’ bid to acquire Indian’s Future Retail.

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India’s CAM announces flexible working policy
BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest law firm, has announced a flexible working policy which allows teams to work in a combination of onsite and offsite arrangements.

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OMM, HSF advise on Chinese pharma firm’s $461 mln HK IPO
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O'Melveny & Myers, Tian Yuan Law Firm and William Ji & Co. have represented China’s Simcere Pharmaceutical Group on its HK$3.57 billion ($460.6 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jingtian & Gongcheng advising the joint sponsors.

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Mumbai: M&A expert returns to L&L Partners
BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has welcomed back Shonali Choudhry as a partner in the firm’s Mumbai office from Advani & Co., where she was a consultant.

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MoFo hires corporate partner from Bakers in Tokyo
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Morrison & Foerster has welcomed corporate specialist Jeremy White as a partner in Tokyo from Baker McKenzie.

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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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