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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

Health check – Is your business free from white-collar crime? [Brought to you by Chandler MHM]

BY Waree Shinsirikul |

White-collar crime (e.g., bribery, forgery, fraud, insider trading, embezzlement, etc.,) can have a huge impact on a business and its stakeholders. A business ‘health check’ in the form of misconduct control systems can help protect a company from the possible severe consequences of white-collar criminal activities. Establishing certain control systems can serve as a deterrence to criminal activities, whether they occur knowingly, or by accident. This article will discuss advisable fraud control systems comprising prevention, detection, and response to potential or actual white-collar crime in Thailand.

ALB Asia M&A Rankings 2021

BY Asian Legal Business |

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 vaccine rollouts continuing and border restrictions being gradually loosened, M&A lawyers can look forward to an upswing in work in 2022 and beyond. 

Strength in Numbers

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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 stepping in to help them out during an uncertain time.

A Blockbuster Year

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

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

The Future is Virtual

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

​​​​​​​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, and plenty of work for lawyers in the region. But the pandemic has had a significant impact on the way disputes across Asia are carried out. In order to get the best out of dispute resolution mechanisms, digital transformation is key, say lawyers.