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The rise of international commercial arbitration in Asia is coupled with the growth of investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS). Chris Thomson talks to lawyers about Asian responses to ISDS as well as the risks and benefits they bring to companies.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto have advised Japan’s Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) on its $3.9 billion (416 billion yen) IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with Sullivan & Cromwell and Anderson Mori advising the joint lead managers.
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Addleshaw Goddard has bolstered its Asia corporate practice by appointing Andrew Yang as a partner at its Hong Kong office from U.S. firm Goodwin Procter.
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Duane Morris has established an office in Taipei, Taiwan, through its Singapore joint law venture Duane Morris & Selvam (DMS), after securing approval from the Ministry of Justice.
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Whether it’s the lure of further integration into the business or the temptation of a better work-life balance, more and more lawyers are today moving into in-house roles. What are some of the key attributes they would need to head the legal function at an organisation? Chris Thomson finds out.
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Hong Kong’s securities regulator and stock exchange this year have proposed significant reforms to the City’s listing regulation. These come at a time When Hong Kong, which leads the world in IPOs, faces increasing competition from other bourses in the region.
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Slaughter and May has advised Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation on its first “green bond,” valued at $600 million (HK$4.68 billion).
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Linklaters has advised OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited (OTC Clear), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), on the recent launch of its clearing service for cross currency swaps (CCS).
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Latham & Watkins has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea, expanding its presence in Asia with its sixth branch in the region.
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Japanese law firm Nishimura & Asahi will open a representative office in Dubai in December this year, after receiving a licence from the United Arab Emirates Free Zone.