Deal Watch 8/3/2012 Part 1

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM



Aklea acts for AprilAkela advised April in its acquisition of Asia Assistance Partners Singapore. The deal signifies April’s first acquisition in the Asian markets. Moreover, the deal represents a growth in April’s quest to become a leader in health insurance, contingency funds, and damages. Partners Christophe Cochet a...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 8/3/2012

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM



Jun He Hires Counsel For Beijing OfficeAsian law firm, Jun He, has hired former Zhong Lun senior international counsel, Edward Williams, as their new counsel for their Beijing Office.   Williams formerly worked as a managing partner for Baker & Daniel’s China practice from 2003-2005, where he specialized in mergers ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 7/20/12

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM



Jade & Fountain Hires 2 New PartnersJade & Fountain hired corporate partners Winston Li in their Shanghai office and Brad Shu in their Beijing office. Li previously worked at Horizon Law Firm, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, and Thacher Proffitt & Wood before joining Jade & Fountain. He has experience with fina...

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Emerging Markets: The Rise of Singapore and What it Means for Expanding Law Firms

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM



Singapore’s ascent in the global market has helped paved the way for international law firms looking to expand in Southeast Asia.  In a move to further liberalize legal practices, the Singapore Ministry of Law has decided to open up a second round of applications for the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) license.  ...

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Hong Kong Funds Market Changing the Asian Market

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM



The Asian fund landscape is leading an evolution within its own market.  Chinese fund managers' capabilities will become portable cross-border, giving incentives to regulators to sign bilateral agreements.  Fund managers will now also be able to invest their clients' money into China's interbank bonds and equities marke...

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Asian Investment Associations Unite Against FACTA

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM



Six Asian investment industry associations have united against the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), determined to fight the overreaching tax rules set forth by the U.S.  The importance of this action on the part of the industry bodies, is that it marks the first time a coordinated, mutual response has been fo...

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