Deal Watch - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Orrick was recently involved in many deals across the globe. It advised Gmarket in eBay’s all cash public tender offer of up to 100 percent of Gmarket. The deal is worth US$1.2 billion and is expected to close in June 2009 due to a regulatory approval process. Orrick’s team was led by corporate partners Mark J. Lee and ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Walkers brought in former Allen & Overy attorney Fraser Hern to its Hong Kong office. He will be working in the insolvency, restructuring, and corporate recovery practice.Orrick has hired John Inge as of counsel for its Tokyo office. Inge comes from Hogan & Hartson’s Tokyo office, where he has represented many p...

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Regulatory Changes - 4/16/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM



In Japan, the Supreme Court ruled that motions for secrecy protection orders can be filed in civil preservation cases, such as provisional disposition cases. The case involved Sharp Corporation filing an application for a provisional injunction against Samsung Japan Corporation. Sharp Corp. wanted the suspension of cert...

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Deal Watch - 4/16/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Pinsent Masons and Gide Loyrette Nouel both represented Veolia Transport China Ltd on a 50-50 partnership about operating on Hong Kong Tramways Ltd with Wharf Transport Investments Ltd. Peter Bullock was the lead partner in the Pinsent team, which mainly advised on due diligence and Hong Kong aspects of the deal. The GL...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/16/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has promoted Jiannan Zhang to partner. Zhang is a Beijing-based lawyer who joined the firm in 2007 as a counsel in the corporate M&A group. He concentrates in corporate, securities, finance, M&A, venture capital, and international transactions. Christopher White, chairman of Cad...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



Fulbright & Jaworski has brought six attorneys to its Hong Kong office. These include three associates, one of counsel, and two partners (Stefan Ricketts and Richard Hill). Ricketts is experienced in different matters such as oil and gas and infrastructure development arenas, including public and private cross borde...

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Office Openings - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



US firm Dorsey & Whitney opened an office in Sydney, Australia, so that it can serve US and Asia clients in the Asia-Pacific. The office will work closely with two other offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and will be headed by John Chrisman. SJ Berwin, within a month of launching an office in Hong Kong, has now set ...

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Deal Watch - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Clifford Chance recently advised UBS on the largest Hong Kong IPO offering this year. Lovells advised the company, Chinese liquor distributor Silver Base, offering the IPO. The lead lawyers in Clifford were corporate finance partner Amy Lo taking lead role and US law partner Alex Lloyd. Lovells was led by Hong Kong capi...

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Regulatory Changes - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Environmental impairment liability insurance is a relatively new product in China. Beginning in the 1990s, it began to rapidly develop. Despite this, the infrastructure to support its coverage has not been available, leading to poor sales. The PRC has finally opened a door to the expansion of this insurance. In 2007 the...

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Debevoise Named Best Law Firm (Fund Formation) in Asia

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Debevoise & Plimpton was named Best Law Firm (Fund Formation) in Asia by the Private Equity International Awards 2008, which are presented by the Private Equity International magazine and PrivateEquityOnline.com. The awards are based on an annual global readers’ poll. Debevoise has previously been honored in the sam...

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