SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB IP Rankings 2022

BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions are now open for the ALB 2022 Intellectual Property Rankings. The rankings will be published in the May issues of ALB Asia and ALB China.

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: ALB Rising Stars Indonesia 2022

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for ALB Asia’s Rising Stars Indonesia list, which spotlights the next generation of the country’s lawyers. The list will be published in the March 2022 issue of ALB.

Evergrande's tortuous restructuring, asset sales in focus after default averted

BY Reuters |

Unless China Evergrande Group takes quick steps for an orderly restructuring of its debt pile and steps up asset sales, its last-minute bond interest payment this week will do little to shore up creditors' support for the developer, analysts and lawyers said.

Investment banks argue Hong Kong's proposed SPAC rules are too rigid -sources

BY Reuters |

Investment banks and corporate advisors are pushing back against Hong Kong’s proposed rules for blank check listings, arguing they are too onerous and will not make the city competitive, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Dentons expands ASEAN network with Vietnam combination

BY Aparna Sai |

Dentons has grown its presence in the ASEAN region by combining with Vietnamese law firm LuatViet.

17th ALB SE Asia Law Awards celebrates region’s best lawyers, work 

BY Aparna Sai |

The 17th ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards celebrated the work done by leading law firms, in-house teams and individuals in the region in a virtual event that was held on Oct. 21.

Asian International Arbitration Renaissance [Brought to you by M.B. Kemp]

BY Salah Mattoo, Brian Kotick, Marco Pocci |

In 2000, Asia’s share of global GDP was around 28%. In 2019, Asia generated nearly 40% of the world’s GDP and is now home to nearly 60% of the world’s population. According to McKinsey & Co, “Asia is on track to top 50% of global GDP by 2040 and drive 40% of the world’s consumption, representing a real shift in the world’s centre of gravity.”

Ashurst Consulting Q&A: ‘We have a genuine desire to develop strategic partnerships with clients’

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

This year, Ashurst joined the cohort of law firms establishing consulting businesses, citing client demand for legal-led consultancy services. Jamie Ng, global head of Ashurst Consulting, says the operation has already experienced rapid growth as it looks to reimagine the business of law.

India's Future Retail must take part in Amazon dispute arbitration, Singapore panel says

BY Reuters |

​​​​​​​Future Retail must take part in arbitration over a commercial dispute with Amazon.com, a Singapore arbitration panel ruled on Wednesday, rejecting the Indian retailer's bid to avoid the process.

[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.

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.

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.