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Two more SH partners move to Hong Kong boutique MB Kemp
BY Aparna Sai |

Voon Keat Lai, managing partner for Greater China, and partner Ivy Wong have left Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong to join local boutique MB Kemp, which was set up in September by two other former partners of the UK firm.

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Call For Submissions: ALB Asia's Top 15 Litigators
BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB Asia’s Top 15 Litigators.

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5th ALB Philippine Law Awards celebrates legal luminaries
BY Aparna Sai |

The fifth edition of the Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 20, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the country.

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8th ALB Korea Law Awards honours legal industry’s achievers
BY Aparna Sai |

The eighth edition of the ALB Korea Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 12, honoured the who’s who of the country’s legal industry, including in-house counsel, law firms and private practice lawyers.

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Hong Kong plans to shorten IPO settlement time to one day
BY Reuters |

Hong Kong plans to shorten the time lag between an initial public offering (IPO) being priced and when the company’s shares start trading to as little as one day from the current average of more than five.

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ALB Conversations: Kyuchul Lee, managing partner, DR & AJU
BY Aparna Sai |

Kyuchul Lee, managing partner of Korea’s DR & AJU, talks to ALB about why he feels the country’s legal industry is declining, his goal of getting his firm to the 100-bilion-won club, and the three key qualities he looks for in potential hires.

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Ex-DWF SG partner duo find new homes at CMS, Hill Dickinson
BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Babita Ambekar and Jonathan Goacher, former partners at London-listed firm DWF’s soon-to-be closed Singapore office, have joined CMS and Hill Dickinson, respectively.

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Features and Analysis

Onwards, Upwards

COVID-19 has impacted the legal industry globally, and offshore law firms have not been immune. However, they have used the past several months to embrace change and transform themselves, and as a result, are well-placed to tap…

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Playing Catch-Up

Fintech in Indonesia is rapidly growing, buoyed by a young population, quick Internet adoption, and innovative new businesses. However, lawyers say that policies and regulations need to keep up with this growth, so as to ensure…

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Managing Partner Roundtable: The Singapore Dialogue

With a most unique year winding to a close, law firm leaders in Singapore look back on some of the lessons they learnt, and also the ways they put both clients and employees in focus during a difficult time.

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Hong Kong Capital Markets Prove Resilient Amid Pandemic Uncertainty

Despite a raging pandemic, in the first half of 2020, the Hong Kong IPO market outperformed last year, boasting 64 new listings with funds raised reaching $87.5 billion, according to PwC. Based on KPMG data, at the end of the…

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‘Our People Expect To Be Treated With Respect, Consideration and Courtesy’

Georgia Dawson, Asia managing partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was recently named as the firm’s new senior partner. This made her the first woman to lead the firm in its lengthy history, and also made Freshfields the…

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Could Vodafone’s India Win Pave the Way for Future Claims?

Telecom giant Vodafone Group recently won an international arbitration case against the Indian government, bringing one the country’s most high-profile disputes — a $2 billion tax claim — to a close. According to an international…

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