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?


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  • Asian Lawyer

    Magic Circle Duo on $6.5B Bank of China Deal

    By Anna Zhang

    The Chinese state-owned lender sold preference shares in Hong Kong to bring its capital reserves in line with newly adopted international regulations.

  • 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

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  • Asian Lawyer, Europe

    From the Experts: Rule Revisions From 5 Top Global Arbitral Institutions

    By Kiera Gans and Amy Billing

    in the last two years, four major international arbitral institutions—the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre—have overhauled their procedures to try to improve functionality and make their institutions more attractive to users.

  • Europe

    Fort Lauderdale Trial Aims at Top Level of Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

    By John Pacenti

    The Fort Lauderdale tax trial of a high-level former UBS executive is the latest example of Justice Department pressure on Swiss financial giant UBS.

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