Latham, Links, CAM, SAM act on PB Fintech’s $770 mln market debut

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian financial services platform PB Fintech on its 57-billion-rupee ($770 million) initial public offering, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters representing the book running lead managers.

Freshies’ Asia sanctions head joins Ashurst as partner in Tokyo

BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has hired Alexander Dmitrenko as a partner in Tokyo from Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was head of Asia sanctions.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Japan Cross-border M&A Rankings 2022 (EN/JA)

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions for the inaugural ALB ranking of the best law firms for cross-border M&A in Japan (inbound and outbound) are now open.


BY Asian Legal Business |

In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the MENA* (the Middle East and North Africa) region.

[Video] ALB Conversations: 5 Questions with Kyu Chul Lee, DR & AJU

BY Asian Legal Business |

Kyu Chul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR &AJU, sheds light on his management philosophy and strategy for the firm’s growth. He also recounts some of the highlights from his time in charge and the motto he lives by.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 TMT 2022 Lawyers

BY Marianne A. Tocmo |

We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers. In the recent years, the rapid development of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries transformed the way we do business, thus fast - tracking Asia’s economic growth.

6th ALB Philippine Law Awards honours legal industry achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The 6th ALB Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 19, celebrated the work of leading law firms, in-house teams and individuals in the country.

Take private transactions - a quick glance into the Cayman Islands mergers & acquisitions regimes [Brought to you by Carey Olsen]

BY Michael Padarin, Xia Li, Tiffy Wan, Yi Yang |

In recent years, companies with operations in China which are listed on global stock exchanges (a dominant number of which are Cayman Islands companies) have been actively seeking restructuring opportunities for various reasons, including the recent regulatory developments in China. Such strong demand has driven a major increase in take private activities of Cayman Islands companies.  There are various methods provided under Cayman Islands law for the taking private of Cayman Islands companies listed on global stock exchanges. In this overview, we consider the take private methods available in the Cayman Islands, including statutory merger, schemes of arrangement and takeover offer or squeeze-out; address the key steps involved with each and discuss the key considerations for board members engaged in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving Cayman Islands companies. We also provide an overview of the recent state of play with appraisal rights actions before the Courts of the Cayman Islands.


BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the leading law firms in Japan based on their D&I credentials, in particular the representation and advancement of women.

Haldanes affirms strength in matrimonial and family law with award win [Brought to you by Haldanes]

BY Elsie Liu |

In September 2021, Haldanes was named Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year at the 20th annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, solidifying its position as a leading firm in this area.

Khaitan, AZB, K Law, Desai & Diwanji advise on $490 mln India solar power deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and K Law have advised Reliance New Energy Solar (RNESL) and Reliance Industries (RIL) on RNESL’s 36-billion-rupee ($489 million) acquisition of stake in Sterling & Wilson Solar which was represented by Desai & Diwanji.

HSF, STB, WSGR advise on $1 bln investment in Chinese renewables firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have advised various investors on a $1 billion investment in Chinese green energy firm Envision Energy International, which was represented by Fangda Partners.