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[VIDEO] ALB Conversations: K Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Singapore
BY Asian Legal Business |

In the past few years, Singapore has been building itself as a key dispute resolution hub for the region. Parties from around the world can now resolve their disputes in Singapore via a variety of methods and forums, including litigation at the SICC, arbitration at the SIAC, and mediation at the SIMC.

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[VIDEO] ALB Conversations: Law firms and ESG
BY Aparna Sai |

Kate Hodson, Partner and Head of ESG (Legal) at Ogier, discusses how the role that law firms can play in ESG, how firms can embed ESG and sustainability within their own business, and the key market challenges that Ogier is looking to address.

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As Evergrande default looms, what legal options do offshore creditors have?
BY Reuters |

With China Evergrande Group's default deadline drawing closer, offshore bond investors in the property developer are pondering their legal options to safeguard their investments.

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Mayer Brown drops work on Hong Kong statue removal after criticism
BY Reuters |

​​​​​​​Mayer Brown said on Friday it had withdrawn from helping a Hong Kong university remove a statue honouring slain Tiananmen Square protesters after the firm's role sparked condemnation from human rights groups and U.S. politicians.

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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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Features and Analysis

New Ways of Working (EN/JA)

While law firms weren’t caught completely off-guard by the COVID-19 pandemic, its extended duration has caused many to rethink how they are delivering services to clients, in addition to making the most of their remote workforce…

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Japan’s Crypto Restrictions Remain Strict, but Innovative Products Offer Opportunities (EN/JA)

Japan’s hostility towards crypto assets is unlikely to change anytime soon, as the new head of the financial industry watchdog recently reiterated the country’s tough regulatory stance.

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Embracing the Future (EN/JA)

The use of legal technology has been growing rapidly among both law firms and in-house teams in Japan, and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have accelerated the process. While lawyers appreciate the efficiencies that legal tech…

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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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