Asian Lawyer

Protests Prompt Hong Kong Lawyers to Consider Beijing's Mandates

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks to call for electoral reform, but so far the Chinese government has yet to budge. So what recourse, if any, does the city's legal community have in its own potential disagreements with Beijing?

Firms

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Deals

  • Asian Lawyer

    Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 23, 2014

    By Tom Brennan

    *Three firms on Medibank Private Ltd.'s $4.8 billion Australian IPO
    *Hong Kong firm Deacons advises Chinese state-run Bohai Steel Group Co. on bond sale
    *Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Energy Development Corp. on financing for Philippines' largest wind farm

  • Asian Lawyer

    Three Firms Lead Medibank's $4.8B Australian IPO

    By Tom Brennan

    The Australian government, Medibank's sole shareholder, plans to sell its entire holding in order to raise money for infrastructure investment.

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Disputes

  • Eli Lilly Says Canada Patent Ruling Violates NAFTA

    By Lisa Shuchman

    In a $500 million suit against the Canadian government, Eli Lilly & Co. argues that Canada violated international law when it invalidated Lilly patents for the drugs Zyprexa and Strattera.

  • Europe

    Catholic Bishops Press EU on Conflict Minerals

    By Sue Reisinger

    Some 70 Catholic bishops and a global Catholic development agency are urging the European Union to make proposed rules for so-called conflict minerals binding on companies, rather than seeking voluntary compliance.

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People

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