Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont's bid for Thai discount warehouse chain Siam Makro is the biggest M&A deal announced in Asia so far this year.
The $920 million stock offering by LT Group is the largest ever in the Philippines.
The offering, if successful, will be Thailand's largest IPO ever.
Singapore partner Paul Ng has advised the discount carrier on several major aircraft orders.
The European private equity giant is planning to unload a $1.4 billion stake in Indonesian department store chain Matahari.
Angus Mitchell was previously an energy partner with Canadian firm Bennett Jones.
The Nghi Son project, located about 120 miles south of Hanoi, will comprise Vietnam's second refinery, related facilities and a harbor.
Rajah & Tann and ZICOlaw are the first firms to launch offices in the country.
The U.S. firm will have an exclusive arrangement with newly created Jakarta firm MD & Partners.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.