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A&O, Arent Fox acting on Cambodia’s first treaty-based ISDS case: report
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​Allen & Overy is representing the government of Cambodia in the country’s first-ever treaty-based Investor-State Dispute Settlement case brought by two Chinese nationals who are being counselled by Hui Zhong Law Firm and Arent Fox, according to reports.

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OMM, Latham advise on $850 mln deal for ‘Parasite’ firm
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​O'Melveny & Myers (OMM) has advised Korean entertainment company CJ ENM on its $850 million acquisition of a majority stake in U.S. content studio Endeavor Content, which was represented by Latham & Watkins.

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Latham, ACCRALAW advise on Philippine fintech firm’s $300 mln funding round
BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and ACCRALAW have advised U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus as one of the investors in the $300 million funding round of the Philippines’ Mynt.

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SG: K&S gets corporate specialist from Skadden
BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​U.S. firm King & Spalding has recruited Parveet Singh Gandoak as a partner in Singapore from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.

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Latham, Links, CAM, SAM act on PB Fintech’s $770 mln market debut
BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian financial services platform PB Fintech on its 57-billion-rupee ($770 million) initial public offering, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters representing the book running lead managers.

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Freshies’ Asia sanctions head joins Ashurst as partner in Tokyo
BY Aparna Sai |

UK firm Ashurst has hired Alexander Dmitrenko as a partner in Tokyo from Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was head of Asia sanctions.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB Japan Cross-border M&A Rankings 2022 (EN/JA)
BY Asian Legal Business |

Submissions for the inaugural ALB ranking of the best law firms for cross-border M&A in Japan (inbound and outbound) are now open.

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Features and Analysis

Singapore to Mandate Vaccines for Workers From 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, for most countries, vaccination has come to be viewed as the only viable approach to bringing back a sense of normality. Singapore, which recently experienced another COVID spike, is…

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‘Singapore’s arbitration position should be protected’

Lucy Reed was recently appointed president of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Reed says she isn’t planning big changes; instead, she wants to refine SIAC’s winning formula.

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Pandora Papers Leak Sparks Compliance Talk

It’s a familiar story: an immense leak of data that expose an intricate web of the elites’ hidden investments. Various celebrities, politicians, billionaires, and drug dealers were named recently in the Pandora Papers leak, as…

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Battling Burnout

With another pandemic-impacted year drawing to a close, and lawyers globally reconsidering their career plans, firm leaders know that they must make burnout and employee support an urgent priority.

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ALB Asia Korea Super 30 Lawyers 2021

In its first Korea Super 30 Lawyers list, ALB spotlights standout private practitioners in the country when it comes to client service. These lawyers were selected based on client recommendations sent directly to ALB. Some of the…

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Fast 30: Asia’s Fastest Growing Firms 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic might have posed challenges for the legal industry, but across the Asian region there are firms that have successfully overcome these challenges and continued to grow, either through headcount, or through…

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