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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


BY Asian Legal Business |

In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the MENA* (the Middle East and North Africa) region.

[Video] ALB Conversations: 5 Questions with Kyu Chul Lee, DR & AJU

BY Asian Legal Business |

Kyu Chul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR &AJU, sheds light on his management philosophy and strategy for the firm’s growth. He also recounts some of the highlights from his time in charge and the motto he lives by.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 TMT 2022 Lawyers

BY Marianne A. Tocmo |

We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers. In the recent years, the rapid development of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industries transformed the way we do business, thus fast - tracking Asia’s economic growth.

6th ALB Philippine Law Awards honours legal industry achievers

BY Aparna Sai |

The 6th ALB Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 19, celebrated the work of leading law firms, in-house teams and individuals in the country.

Take private transactions - a quick glance into the Cayman Islands mergers & acquisitions regimes [Brought to you by Carey Olsen]

BY Michael Padarin, Xia Li, Tiffy Wan, Yi Yang |

In recent years, companies with operations in China which are listed on global stock exchanges (a dominant number of which are Cayman Islands companies) have been actively seeking restructuring opportunities for various reasons, including the recent regulatory developments in China. Such strong demand has driven a major increase in take private activities of Cayman Islands companies.  There are various methods provided under Cayman Islands law for the taking private of Cayman Islands companies listed on global stock exchanges. In this overview, we consider the take private methods available in the Cayman Islands, including statutory merger, schemes of arrangement and takeover offer or squeeze-out; address the key steps involved with each and discuss the key considerations for board members engaged in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving Cayman Islands companies. We also provide an overview of the recent state of play with appraisal rights actions before the Courts of the Cayman Islands.