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CCI Taking Strides Towards Penalising Individuals [Brought to you by Incisive Law]

In a recent development in India, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (‘CBDT’) has authorised the Indian tax authorities to share ‘relevant and precise’ information with the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’)[1].

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E-Meetings – The New Normal [Brought to you by Chandler MHM]

The Covid-19 situation has accelerated digital transformation across the globe. Many organizations in Thailand, started to use e-meetings as an alternative to physical meetings during the early stages of the spread of Covid-19 in order to reduce face-to-face contact. The use of e-meetings was further accelerated by…

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Is Singapore’s VCC a potential game changer? [Brought to you by Ocorian]

The introduction of Singapore’s new Variable Capital Company (VCC) provides clear opportunities for investment fund structuring and domiciliation, explains Jay Moghe, Head of Asia Pacific Sales and Business Development at Ocorian, a global leader in corporate and fiduciary services, fund administration and capital…

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Former SH litigators set up disputes boutique in HK

Malcolm Kemp and Yeeling Wan, former partners of Stephenson Harwood, have established a boutique firm in Hong Kong called MB Kemp that specialises in dispute resolution and insolvency work.

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ALB Conversations: Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal, Decathlon Sports India

Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal at Decathlon Sports India, talks about why managing people is always a learning curve, how comfort leads to confidence, and the need for legal professionals to keep it simple.

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AZB, Links, CAM, K&S, Trilegal involved in $980 mln India-Japan energy deal

AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.

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K&S snaps up Shearman energy duo

U.S. firm King & Spalding has strengthened its Singapore office with the hire of energy partners Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy from Shearman & Sterling. Clancy will relocate to Tokyo shortly.

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Features and Analysis

For Companies Looking Beyond HK, the Moving Process Could Be Complex

When the U.S.-China trade war began, it triggered a sudden rush to rethink and diversify supply chains. Some in Hong Kong sought to deploy the first sale rule, while others looked to strengthen their footprint in other markets in…

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Greater Integration

On Aug. 11, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) passed a decision to implement pilot measures that will allow Hong Kong lawyers to practice in nine cities in the Greater Bay Area. Lawyers in Hong…

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ALB M&A Rankings 2020

The year 2020 will probably go down as one of the most tumultuous years in history.  With the world seemingly on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most activities and industries have ground to a halt. Since then, it’s been a…

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Strengthening Ties

Chinese investments and contracts in sub-Saharan Africa totalled $299 billion from 2005 to 2018, according to the China Investment Global Tracker, and in 2018, China said a further $60 billion would be invested into African…

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Island of Potential

China recently unveiled a plan for the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port, which aims to turn the island province into an open, world-class free trade port by the middle of the century. And as a series of reform measures…

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Long Road Back

Six months into the pandemic, law firms in Asia are still looking for ways to cope with COVID-19 and its impact. While firms are rolling out various initiatives to ensure smooth working and keep morale up, there is the…

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