Deal Watch 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       Hong Kong Exchange Clearing Market Offers $2.2 Billion for London Metal ExchangeThe Hong Kong Exchange & Clearings Market (HKEx) have recently proposed a cash offer of $2.2 billion to buy the London Metal Exchange (LME). Allen & Overy London and Hong Kong based representatives assisted HKEx on this deal. ...

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Office Openings 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       O’Melveny Plans for South Korea OpeningO’Melveny & Myers announced plans to open an office in Seoul. They have filed an application with the Korean Ministry of Justice and hope to open its doors by the end of the summer. O’Melveny took on a number of new attorneys to spearhead the new office including partner...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       RHT Law Taylor Wessing 2 New HiresRHT hired Govindarajalu Asokan and Mimi Oh. Asokan is a very experienced shipping lawyer, with 33 years of experience in commercial litigation, shipping, arbitration, tax, banking and various business transactions. Oh has 18 years of experience in litigation and ran her own pract...

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Deal Watch 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Felda to offer $3.2 billion IPO in MalaysiaIn Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian plantation company Felda Global Ventures announced Wednesday its upcoming $3.2 billion dollar IPO on June 28. The deal is the second largest IPO of the year, next to Facebook’s $16 billion dollar offering and it comes in the midst of a drought ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



        New PE Counsel at Paul Weiss HKSpencer Park has joined Paul Weiss’ Hong Kong office as counsel to their private equity and M&A team. Park was previously group general counsel and an executive director at Asia Pacific Land, a senior vice president of real estate finance Asia at Capmark Japan KK, counsel with ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Gide China Hires New PartnersGide Loyrette Nouel has hired Fan Jiannian and Liu Yue as partners at their Shanghai and Beijing offices. The two partners specialize in M&A, Finance, Energy, and PPP projects, working in numerous sectors including automotives, manufacturing, appliances and industrial gas.        ...

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Deal Watch 6/8/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Baker advises GIB DealBaker & McKenzie advised Gulf International Bank on the creation of a 3.5 billion Malaysian ringgit ($1.1 billion) Islamic medium term note program for the sale of Islamic bonds. The program will allow Gulf International to tap into the Islamic Capital market. The Baker & McKenzie te...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM



      Cadwalader Hires Special CounselCadwalader has expanded its finance and M&A capabilities in China with the hiring of Special Council Jie Huang. Huang, who was hired from Telstra Corp, has expertise in M&A, private equity, U.S. securities law work, and other compliance and regulatory matters in Asia. At Tel...

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Deal Watch 5/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Clifford Chance Advises Asian Development Bank on Pipeline DealClifford Chance advised the Asian Development Bank on a number of agreements with regards to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project. The pipeline could cost between $10 billion and $12 billion to construct, and would ...

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Office Openings 5/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Harris & Moure Open New Office in MongoliaHarris & Moure has announced the opening of its newest office in Ulaanbaatar. The firm already has two offices in Beijing and Qingdao and clients throughout Asia, and as one of the first U.S. firms entering Mongolia hopes to thrive in the fast-growing market the r...

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