Asian Lawyer

Hong Kong and Shanghai Debut Cross-Market Share Trading

The two cities have launched a pilot trading system that gives foreign investors direct access to Chinese A-shares for the first time.

Firms

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    Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

    By Nathalie Pierrepont

    Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.

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    Report: CNOOC Severs Baker & McKenzie Ties

    By MP McQueen

    The Wall Street Journal reports that CNOOC, China's state-owned oil and gas giant, cut its ties to Baker & McKenzie because of alleged conflicts of interest between an in-house lawyer and her husband, the firm's chief representative in Beijing.

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Deals

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    A&O, Clifford Chance on Vietnam's $1B Bond Issuance

    By Tom Brennan

    The deal markets the second time in a row that Allen & Overy has taken the lead role on the government's issuance of sovereign debt.

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    Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 20, 2014

    By Tom Brennan

    *HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group
    *Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project
    *Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea

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