Asia

POLITICS

India court latest to give rivers human status

Only a week after the Whanganui River in New Zealand became the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person, a court in northern Indian has given the Ganges and Yamuna rivers the status of 'living human entities'.

POLITICS

Company law tightens in Singapore

Lawyers operating in Singapore or representing local operations should get prepared for significant changes to the law governing companies which comes into effect at the end of this month.

PEOPLE

Major, Lindsey & Africa opens in Singapore

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia. He will also lead operations in Singapore.

EXPANSION

India fudges decision on foreign law firms

International law firms seeking clarity around operating in India will be disappointed that no decision has been made after months of head holding on the issue.

DEALS

Allen & Overy advises on ground-breaking Vietnam IPO

Allen & Overy has advised VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company, Vietnam's leading international low-cost airline, on its ground-breaking $170 million IPO and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).