Asia (Other) Latest Updates Global economic weather – 11th May 2016Asia: The economic news from Asia is currently conforming pretty much to trend, with occasional unexpected strengths, such as Japan’s industrial production last week or Australia’s exports this week ... Asia (Other) Articles and Reports Capital Raising Special ReportOur latest edition of Asian-Counsel takes a look at the various happenings in the region’s capital markets sector. Whilst change is abreast with money flows shifting directions and new industries gaining momentum, we uncover why Hong Kong and Singapore regulators are still setting the pace. Leading law firms also reveal the latest capital markets trends in Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. Cross-Border M&ALast year’s strong M&A activity in Asia has continued in the first half of 2011. In our Special Report, senior lawyers practising in the field share their insights into the factors driving activity, from Asia’s thirst for overseas acquisitions to foreign companies trying to gain a foothold in emerging markets. Find out why Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami could stimulate outbound investment, and how the UAE’s distinct business culture can present challenges for the unwary investor. Features articles contributed by Hogan Lovells, K&L Gates, Melli Darsa & Co, Phoenix Legal, Tilleke & Gibbins, DFDL Mekong and Indochine Counsel. Shipping & InsuranceTurning the lens on the plight of ship owners on what can only be described as despondent times in the industry, our inaugural Shipping & Insurance issue features a cover story which carves out four of the biggest concerns currently affecting them. In addition, an industry expert from Tilleke & Gibbins helpfully guides us through the issue of limitation of liability for ship owners in Thailand in our Special Report. Additionally, we bring you the highlights from a key-note speech delivered to the In-House Community in Singapore by the Attorney-General, who called for the serious discussion of greater regulation of the in-house counsel role at Pacific Business Press' 13th In-House Congress in the Lion City. M&AOur M&A Report includes SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's article 'Further liberalisation and consolidation of the banking sector' and Phoenix Legal's contribution 'M&A Booster – New Companies Act has it all easy and clean'. You'll also find a Cover Story compiling thoughts from numerous sources throughout the region entitled 'M&A Report: a year opened with expectation'. Asia-Australia – counseling for successSitting in a coffee shop in downtown Sydney on a recent trip to Australia, a look around at the diversity of faces discussing business, the price of coffee (and last weekend’s ‘footie’), it was clear that Australians of Asian descent are very much part of the fabric of the country. But whilst Asia has come to Australia, is Australia investing in Asia, and are Australian businesses taking full advantage of their geographical proximity to either the region’s mature or fast-emerging markets? Asia (Other) In-House Insights The importance of communicationRobert Southgate, Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance & Contentious Legal for the Asia, Middle East & Africa region for British Telecommunications (BT), reveals to the In-House Community his methods of motivation, what makes external counsel stand out to him and why 'phoning it in' is never the answer.
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