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Under scrutiny in overseas markets, Chinese appmakers need new approaches to thrive internationally

Chinese apps today face intense scrutiny, if not outright bans, in certain key overseas markets. Lawyers say that the situation demands that they adjust their thinking about how they operate in certain countries, and come up with fresh strategies for the same.

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Hong Kong regulators see limited sanctions impact as banks weigh action

Hong Kong financial regulators sought to calm market fears on Saturday as global financial firms in Hong Kong weighed cutting ties with local clients after the United States imposed sanctions on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials.

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ALB Conversations: Jessada Sawatdipong, Chandler MHM

Jessada Sawatdipong, joint managing partner of Thailand’s Chandler MHM, talks about running a firm with lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures, keeping up with the expectations of clients, and why it’s important to be an employer of choice.  

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Singapore’s WongP, Dentons Rodyk institute pay cuts: report

Law firms across Asia are struggling to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19, and Singapore is no different, after reports emerged that Dentons Rodyk and Big Four firm WongPartnership, two of the city-state’s largest firms, were cutting pay for lawyers.

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India’s IndusLaw hires PE/VC partner in Mumbai

India’s IndusLaw has recruited finance specialist Siddharth Manchanda as a partner in Mumbai from local boutique Algo Legal.

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Davis Polk, Freshies advise on Tigermed’s $1.38 bln HK IPO

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jia Yuan Law Offices have advised Chinese clinical trial and research firm Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting on its $1.38 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Zhong Lun Law Firm representing the sponsors.

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India’s Singh & Associates hires head of indirect tax

India law firm Singh & Associates has named Smita Singh as the firm’s new head of indirect tax practice in Gurugram. She joins from Ashok Dhingra Associates, where she was a partner.

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Features and Analysis

A New Era of Mining

Indonesia recently ratified a long-anticipated bill amending the country’s 2009 Mining Law. Lawyers say that the large-scale revisions to the law could improve the feasibility of doing business in Indonesia's natural resources…

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Malaysia Rising Stars 2020

Young lawyers are making great strides in Malaysia’s legal industry as they work on various complex matters. ALB profiles six such lawyers from the Malaysian legal market who have made an impact in the industry.

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‘We intend to keep moving forward’

Big Four Singapore firm Drew & Napier has undergone something of a metamorphosis over the past year, with lateral hires, the setting up of a regional network, and a greater emphasis on technology. CEO Cavinder Bull SC talks…

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HKEX Launches Green Finance Platform

Last year, green bond issuances in the Asia-Pacific region hit record levels, raising $18.89 billion. Of that Mainland China’s green bond market accounted for $8.13 billion, according to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX).

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Briefs
Post-Pandemic Law Firms Will Be Agile and Tech-Forward, and Their Offices Will Reflect That

What will the future of work look like? Indeed, what will the office of the future look like, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic? These are questions that law firms, among other businesses, will likely be grappling…

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Bold Moves

The pandemic has so far had a broadly negative impact on businesses across the region, but surprisingly, the period has also seen a number of law firms open in various Asian markets.  Their founders say they are using this period…

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