Res Ipsa Loquitur: Search engine for people moving or living abroad

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 4:07 PM



Globalization and economic factors have increased the number of individuals and families moving to new countries and, with that, the need for relocation and country information.  Interexpat, a Singapore based company, launched the Expatfinder search engine in April 2008 to fill this need. This search engine finds the mo...

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State of the Market Report

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM



Even if Your Ship Isn't Sinking, it Could be Time to Jump - An Analysis of Hiring Trends in Overseas Legal MarketsNo one would deny that in the past few months the legal job market has been less than robust.  A few weeks ago 317 attorneys were laid off in a single day.  Legal hiring has undeniably suffered under the wei...

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Asia Office Openings Review 2008

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM



Last year there were over 30 law office openings in Asia.November*  Loeb & Loeb opened an office in Beijing.*  Bird & Bird opened a Shanghai office.*  Winston & Strawn announced new office in Hong Kong, as well as plans for future Beijing and Shanghai offices.*  Goodwin Proctor announced new office opening i...

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Office Openings- 1/14/09

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 10:01 PM



Goodwin Proctor has launched its Hong Kong office, following registration to practice as a foreign law firm in the city last autumn. The firm plans to focus on private equity, venture capital, technology companies and fund formation. This is the firm’s first office in Asia.Wragge & Co has put together a Middle East ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/09

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 11:01 PM



Donald J Hess has joined Jones Day’s Hong Kong Office as a partner of the firm’s M&A practice.  Hess has over 20 years of experience in M&As, including 14 years in Hong Kong. This included work at Cable & Wireless HKT Ltd, Pacific Century CyberWorks Ltd.  In addition to his work in Asia, Hess has worked in A...

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Asia Market Watch: China Banking Regulator Permits LBO Financing

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM



China’s banking regulator has issued new rules which open the door for Chinese banks to engage in onshore acquisition finance.  The Guidelines on Risk Management of Acquisition Loans of Commercial Banks were issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) on December 6, 2008.  The State Council hopes that the G...

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Res Ipsa Loquitur - 12/30/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 8:12 PM



Are you a Russian company looking to go public?  Forget London, Hong Kong is the place to be. [Russia Today]We know China's competition policy is...let's say unclear.  Want a crystal ball on how likely your takeover bid will succeed?  Does the 20% spread on your target's share price to your bid tell you anything? [Forbe...

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Asia Market Watch: Keeping Chinese Companies Accountable

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 10:12 PM



The recent dismissal of the first major securities class action suit against China Life got us thinking about the stock market again (something we've been trying to avoid for the past several months).  What kind of liabilities will we find at Chinese public companies as the market shines its light upon Chinese accountin...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/23/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 23, 2008 at 4:12 PM



Linklaters moves partners to its Hong Kong office Linklaters has announced that three partners will be moving to its Hong Kong office in January 2009.  The three partners include senior litigation partner and white-collar crime expert Tom Lindstrom and corporate specialist David Ludwick.  They will both be relocating ...

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Office Openings - 12/22/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 4:12 PM



Orrick is looking launch two offices in the Middle East While there is no firm timeframe in place for the launch, Orrick Herrington & ­Sutcliffe is planning to open new offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that discussions are moving quickly.  The US firm’s chairman Ralph Baxter has been quoted by the lawyer.com sayi...

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