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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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Bakers China arbitration head joins Mayer Brown in Singapore
BY Aparna Sai |

Mayer Brown has hired Paul JP Teo as a partner in Singapore from Baker McKenzie, where was the Hong Kong-based head of the firm’s international arbitration practice for Greater China.

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16th ALB SE Asia Law Awards honours legal excellence in region
BY Aparna Sai |

The 16th edition of the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, a virtual event held on Oct. 15, showcased the work of the finest law firms, in-house departments and lawyers in Southeast Asia.

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Baker Botts becomes latest international firm to announce Beijing closure
BY Aparna Sai |

Energy-focused U.S. law firm Baker Botts has become the latest firm to announce plans to shutter its Beijing office. The 13-year-old office currently has five partners and three associates.

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Singapore Disputes [Brought to you by Eugene Thuraisingam]
BY Chooi Jing Yen |

Virtual hearings were not unheard of pre-2020. The family courts for years experimented with allowing counsel to appear virtually for pre-trial conferences subject to certain conditions being satisfied. Likewise the State Courts, although the response was lukewarm. Teething issues with technology for the conduct of…

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ALB Conversations: Heidi Hui, chief counsel for Asia, Refinitiv
BY Aparna Sai |

Heidi Hui, chief counsel for Asia at Refinitiv, shares how her legal team has adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic, why legal departments must be not only reactive but also proactive when it comes to supporting internal clients, and the critical factor to ensure technology is truly impactful.

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Skadden, Latham advise on $6 bln merger of Chinese live game streaming firms Huya, DouYu
BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised China’s Huya on agreement to buy live game streaming peer DouYu International. Latham & Watkins has represented Tencent, which is Huya’s biggest shareholder and also owns more than a third of DouYu.

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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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