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Mumbai: CAM national funds head moves in-house
BY Aparna Sai |

Shagoofa Rashid Khan, the head of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ (CAM) national funds and investments practice, has left the firm to join the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in Mumbai as its group general counsel.

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India: CAM, S&R, Sidley advise on housing finance firm’s $378 mln IPO
BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has advised home loan company Aptus Value Housing Finance India on its 27.8-billion-rupee ($378 million) IPO, with S&R Associates and Sidley Austin counselling the book-running lead managers.

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HFW beefs up disputes in HK with hire from Li & Partners
BY Aparna Sai |

HFW has expanded its disputes practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Karen Cheung as a partner from Li & Partners.

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Indian law firms reluctant to advise on IPO of insurance giant LIC -sources
BY Reuters |

India's plans to list state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) face an unusual problem: domestic law firms are shying away from advising the government, deterred by the low fees on offer at the time of a lucrative boom in corporate stock listings.

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HKEX: Welcome to Hong Kong, the World’s Leading IPO Centre
BY Christina Bao |

Over the last decade, Hong Kong has emerged as the world’s leading market for capital raising via initial public offerings (IPOs). This has secured the city’s role as one of the world’s premier financial centres, and as Asia’s leading capital market.

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[Video] Paul Hastings: Hong Kong IPOs to see continuous growth
BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Vincent Wang, partner at Paul Hastings, weighs in on a big year for Hong Kong’s capital markets, and forecasts IPO trends for the rest of the year.

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ALB Law Awards marks two decades in Hong Kong
BY Aparna Sai |

The 20th annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards, a virtual event held on Sept. 10, celebrated the innovation and excellence of the finest lawyers, firms, and in-house teams in the region.

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Features and Analysis

ALB Asia M&A Rankings 2021

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals picked up steam throughout Asia Pacific during the first half of 2021, in no small measure due to a rebound from the worst economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic through 2020. With…

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Strength in Numbers

As face-to-face meetings are reduced to a distant memory and continue to be substituted by video and phone calls in some offices, the global pandemic remains an unmistakable challenge for law firms. And legal networks are…

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A Blockbuster Year

With nearly $3 billion in proceeds as of June 2021, Thailand appears to be on track for a record year for IPOs.

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The Future is Virtual

​​​​​​​It’s no secret that Asia is emerging as a top choice for arbitration and dispute resolution, and with such developments come opportunities and access for Asia-based businesses to world-class dispute resolution mechanisms,…

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Embracing the New Normal

Japan has had an up-and-down year so far, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt life and business, even as the country successfully hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leaders of law firms in Japan say that while…

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Indonesia Overhauls IPO Regulations

Indonesia is shaking up its listing rules as it seeks to attract start-up giants and cultivate a reputation as an IPO hub. The new regulations, which relax a number of curbs and allow firms to go public with multiple classes of…

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