COVID-19: the perfect storm for white-collar crime [Brought to you by Perun Consultants]

BY Gwynn Hopkins |

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed many aspects of our lives, from the way we work to how we live. And in doing so it’s given rise to an increase in fraud.

Freshfields, Sidley, STB advise on Yum China’s $2.2 bln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.

CAM, Khaitan, NDA, AZB act on $3.4 bln India telecom tower sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has represented India’s Reliance Group on the $3.4 billion sale of its Tower Infrastructure Trust to British Columbia Investment Management Corp

India’s Kochhar gets new resident partner in Singapore

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Kochhar & Co has hired Richa Chaturvedi as the resident partner in its Singapore office. She was most recently a foreign lawyer at local IP boutique Yusarn Audrey.

Asia Deals: Week of September 14

BY Rowena Muñiz |

Bakers and L&L on KKR’s $4.3 bln beauty business acquisition, Freshfields, Sidley, Simpson and Links on Yum China’s $2.2 bln secondary listing, and much more in this week’s Asia Deals roundup.

Asia Appointments: Week of September 14

BY Rowena Muñiz |

King & Spalding nabs energy expert from Shearman, S&R Advocates promoted four lawyers in Mumbai and New Delhi, and much more in this week’s Asia Appointments roundup.

WeChat users sue Trump: The lawyer’s perspective

BY Hu Yangxiaoxiao 胡阳潇潇 |

On Aug. 21, a group of WeChat users in the U.S. officially filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s executive order banning the usage of this app from Sept. 20. On Sept. 17, the federal court of San Francisco will hold the first hearing on a preliminary injunction concerning enjoining the government from enforcing the order.

ALB Conversations: Quyen Hoang, LNT & Partners

BY Aparna Sai |

Quyen Hoang, managing partner at LNT & Partners, talks about her journey to becoming a lawyer, the steps her firm put in place to counter the repercussions of the pandemic, and how LNT has been a pioneer in developing its own technology to manage timesheets and cases.

CAM, TTA, AZB act on India insurance demerger

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Talwar Thakore & Associates have represented Bharti AXA General Insurance and Bharti General Ventures on the demerger of Bharti AXA’s general insurance business with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, which was counselled by AZB & Partners.

The Evolution of Technology Adoption in Bankruptcy & Restructuring Opportunities: Key Questions Answered

BY Asian Legal Business |

Christophe Montane, Senior Vice President, APAC Sales at Intralinks gave a presentation on The Evolution of Technology Adoption in Bankruptcy & Restructuring Opportunities during ALB’s ALB Virtual Cross-border Debt Restructuring Forum 2020 held on 3 September 2020. Given the overwhelming questions asked on that day, we sat down with them recently to get some of the key questions related to this topic answered.

SAM, Khaitan, Trilegal, Wadia act on $3.38 bln India logistics deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co. have advised India’s Reliance Retail Ventures on its purchase of retail businesses of conglomerate Future Group for 247.13 billion rupees ($3.38 billion). The seller was represented by Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Freshfields, CC lead on  bottled water company’s $1.08 bln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Chinese bottled water and beverage company Nongfu Spring's on its $1.08 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and Tian Yuan Law Firm representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.