Representative Partner Moves to Date - Mainland China

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM



REPRESENTATIVE PARTNER MOVES TO DATE – CHINADecember 2014  Lynia Lau, Energy & Natural Resources Law, moved from Clyde & Co to Stephenson Harwood, Beijing. Mr. Gao Jun, Litigation and Arbitration, moved from Duan & Duan, Shanghai to Zhonglun, Shanghai.November 2014  Mark Johnson, Litigation, moved from Herbe...

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China's Regime Change

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM



For some time now, China, as the world’s second-largest economy and burgeoning superpower, has been executing their generational change in leadership and results were unveiled in mid November.  Many thought the composition of the Standing Committee might signal China’s continued liberalization and globalization or a ret...

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Deals of the Week 11/30/2012

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM



Sullivan & Cromwell is representing Ally Financial Inc (US) in the sale of operations in Europe and Latin America and its share in a joint venture in China to General motors financial company Inc (US) for approximately US$4.2 billion. Partners C Andrew Gerlach and Jay Clayton led the transaction which was announced ...

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Asia: Finding the Right Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Foreign firms are starting to proactively approach foreign universities seeking attorneys for their China offices. US and UK firms have always been eager to bring over bilingual expats from the US, UK and AUS. Over the last few years, firms have been increasingly focusing on attorneys with exposure in the US, UK or AUS,...

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King & Wood and Mallesons Plan to Create Largest Law Firm in Asia-Pacific Region

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM



As recently reported, King & Wood and Mallesons plan a merger of sorts.  It will be interesting to see how this merger plays out as more and more PRC and US/UK/AUS attorneys start to integrate and work side by side as colleagues.  The merger may experience a few challenges because it’s unclear how it will expand the...

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Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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State of the IPO Market

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market two years in a row. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world's shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamation by the Unit...

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Asia Hiring Trends

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 4:12 PM



Cypress has good news to report: The Year of the Tiger may have started out with a yawn, but it certainly is nearing the end with a roar and a sharp increase in both associate and partner opportunities in the last two quarters of 2010.   Many firms have remained committed in terms of hiring in the region and have been i...

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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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Hong Kong's IPO Surge

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM



As Ernst & Young has recently reported, the current surge in Hong Kong IPOs marks a hopeful trend in economic growth that has dominated global IPO activity over the last two years. According to Bloomberg data, Hong Kong IPO activity has increased 40% this year. As of November 30th, Hong Kong raised $61.2bn in 74 I...

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