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 survive in the industry.

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.

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.

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.

OMM, HSF advise on Chinese pharma firm’s $461 mln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

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.

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.

MoFo hires corporate partner from Bakers in Tokyo

BY Aparna Sai |

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

Asia Deals: Week of October 26

BY Rowena Muñiz |

A&O and Linklaters on PRC’s $6 bln bonds offering, CAM and Khaitan on Brookfield’s $2 bln acquisition of RMZ Corp portfolio, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Asia Appointments: Week of October 26

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Yoon & Yang hires 3 to grow M&A practice, MoFo nabs corporate partner from Bakers, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

Yoon & Yang welcomes M&A lawyers from SK Group, Kim & Chang

BY Aparna Sai |

Big Six Korean law firm Yoon & Yang has hired Seung-Kook Synn and Sung Uk Park as partners in Seoul from conglomerate SK Group and Kim & Chang, respectively.

Kim & Chang, Skadden, BKL on Korea’s largest-ever domestic M&A

BY Aparna Sai |

Kim & Chang and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have represented South Korea’s SK Hynix on its $9 billion acquisition of U.S.

India’s Trilegal hires disputes specialist from SAM

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Trilegal has added Nitesh Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.