Baker & McKenzie and JSM Managing Partners Share Hong Kong Law Award

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM



For the first time, two managing partners were named Managing Partner of the Year at this year’s Hong Kong Law Awards. The draw happened after the panel of 32 judges awarded JSM’s Elaine Lo and Baker & McKenzie’s Poh Lee Tan the same number of points in their category. Ms. Lo, who also won the award last year, said,...

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Deal Watch - 10/9/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM



Allen & Gledhill LLP is advising Noble Group Limited and its shareholder, Noble Temple Trading Inc, with respect to an agreement made by China Investment Corp to acquire 573 million shares in Noble Group. Included in the deal are 438 million new shares, valued at over S$925. Advising the Allen & Gledhill team ar...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/9/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM



Norton Rose has appointed Chris Redden as a banking partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office, where he has joined the energy and infrastructure team. Mr. Redden has previously worked for both Clayton Utz in Sydney and Linklaters in London.Stephenson Harwood has appointed Pierre-Paul Saulou as senior associate in its regio...

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Asia-related CLE opportunites

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM



Cypress has found the following courses for lawyers looking to increase their knowledge on the Asian legal market while also taking care of their CLE requirements. Please follow the links if you would like to know more:Outsourcing and Offshoring 2009: Meeting New Challenges(live webcast)      October 22-23, 2009Outsourc...

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Clifford Chance Sees Growth in Asia

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM



Clifford Chance’s Asia revenues rose 4% from £100m to £104m between May 2008 and April 2009, despite a 5% drop in global revenue. The firm published these figures looking to promote transparency and also acknowledged some of its measures to cut costs such as a £60m restructuring and a reduction of over 200 lawyers. Foll...

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Deal Watch - 9/30/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill LLP is advising Genting Singapore PLC in one of the largest rights issues announced in Singapore this year. Genting Sinagpore plans to launch a one-for-five rights issue of more than 2 billion shares and expects to raise up to S$1.63 billion. The transaction will be completed in October 2009. Repres...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/30/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM



Paul W. Boltz Jr. has been appointed partner by Ropes & Gray in their corporate department in Hong Kong. Boltz, formerly of Morrison & Foerster in Hong Kong, has experience advising pre-IPO and US-listed companies based in China. Freshfields has announced that Royce Miller will join the firm as a partner form Ci...

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Deal Watch - 7/23/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM



Clifford Chance has advised HSBC and CITIC Securities Corporate Finance Limited, in HCBC Bank’s (China) issue of the first RMB bong in Hong Kong by a China subsidiary of a foreign bank. The transaction involved RMB-denominated bonds worth RMB1 billion. The team was led by Connie Heng from Hong Kong.Amber Energy Limited,...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 7/23/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM



Maples and Calder has recently moved two finance partners. Mark Western and Stacey Overholt have joined the Hong Kong office from the Cayman Islands and London offices respectively to meet an expected increase in the number of capital markets deals in Asia. Mr. Western will specialize in aircraft and asset finance whil...

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King & Wood Merge with Arculli Fong & Ng

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM



Since April 2006, when it opened a firm in Hong Kong, King & Wood has been looking to gain the right to practice Hong Kong law. Now, after the completion of a merger with Arculli Fong & Ng, it is the first PRC firm allowed to practice Hong Kong law and subsequently the first to offer its clients dual capability ...

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