Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 In-House Teams

BY Asian Legal Business |

Today’s in-house counsels is viewed as much more than a corporate lawyer. They have taken on greater responsibilities that now entail a mix of strategy and risk management and plays a pivotal role in corporate decision making. The current business climate and the COVID-19 crisis have further exacerbated this concept. More than ever, corporate boards and executive management teams rely on in-house counsels for astute leadership on a host of issues.

Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Rising Lawyers

BY Asian Legal Business |

Young and rising lawyers in Asia’s legal community are continuing to make their mark in the market despite the disruptions by the Covid-19 pandemic and deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions. 

Dentons to add Thai, Vietnam, Philippine firms to its network this year

BY Aparna Sai |

Dentons plans to expand its network further in the ASEAN region this year by combining with a firm each in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to recent comments made by Gerald Singham, the firm’s global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO.

Singapore Exchange explores joining SPAC party but with restrictions

BY Reuters |

Singapore Exchange Ltd is proposing introducing regulations to allow the listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) or blank cheque firms that have taken U.S. markets by storm.

A Complete Anatomy Of Oppression & Mismanagement –  Supreme Court’s Decision In The Tata – Mistry Dispute [Brought to you by Trilegal]

BY Nitesh Jain, Adrish Majumder |

The Supreme Court of India (Court), recently on 26 March 2021, has delivered a breakthrough decision in the realm of Indian company law and corporate governance.

SIAC racks up 1000 new cases in a year for the first time

BY Aparna Sai |

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) witnessed a record 1080 new case filings in 2020, a 125 percent increase from the 479 cases filed in 2019, and the first time SIAC’s new caseload crossed 1,000.

China considering new bourse to attract overseas-listed firms

BY Reuters |

China is considering establishing a stock exchange to attract overseas-listed firms and bolster the global status of its onshore share markets, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Inaugural ALB Middle East Law Awards a grand success

BY Aparna Sai |

The ALB Awards made its foray into the Middle East region with the inaugural event celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals, law firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers.

SG: Essex Court Chambers Duxton lawyers exit to set up new practice

BY Aparna Sai |

All six lawyers that comprised Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) have left to set up a new practice, following the Chinese government’s sanctions on the UK’s Essex Court Chambers.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ALB Philippines Client Choice 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this new listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in the Philippines. The list will be published in the June issue of ALB Asia.

Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

BY Reuters |

Chinese companies targeted by a sweeping investment ban imposed by former President Donald Trump are considering suing the U.S.

India’s Khaitan to open first overseas office in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s second-largest firm, Khaitan & Co, is set to open an office in Singapore next month. The office will be manned by Anuj Shah, a partner focusing on M&A and private client work, and director Jean Muller.