China Courts Latin America

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM



As the world’s economies still feel the aftereffects of the global financial crisis, the traditional flow of capital in those markets has been changing dramatically.  New investment opportunities have arisen between emerging markets, and China is at the forefront of the new development.  China is now the world’s second ...

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Partner Move and Promotion Watch 7/28/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM



SingaporeSidley Austin has appointed Tju Liang Chua as partner in the firm’s international energy practice in Singapore. Chua has extensive experience in the energy and natural resources sectors. He advises clients on complex international cross-border transactions, including recently some of the most significant energy...

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Deal Watch 7/28/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM



ChinaLatham & Watkins has represented Baring Private Equity Asia and Nord Anglia Education (NAE) in respect of NAE’s acquisition of WCL Group Ltd for an enterprise value of US$222 million and the US$125 million senior secured bridge loan used to partially fund the acquisition. The firm also represented NAE in its US...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Meet; Hope to build rapport

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM



President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit in California on June 7th and 8th to meet as world leaders for the first time and discuss policy issues.  The summit was originally scheduled to take place in the fall, but both leaders opted to meet earlier in a move that indicates a renewed foc...

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The South Korean economy surprises investors with growth and new jobs

by: Susannah Griffee

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



Although many investors and lawyers are focusing on China and the Middle East, South Korea is quickly gaining attention as an economic powerhouse. The South Korean economy surprised skeptics by growing 0.9% in the January to March quarter. Increases in construction, investments, and exports all added up to push South Ko...

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Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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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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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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Expat Compensation: 2012

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM



With top firms having weathered the economic crisis, these firms are now continuing to offer competitive packages in Asia in order to attract and retain top legal talent. Firms remain committed to the Asian markets, investing resources into their foreign offices, hiring or promoting partners, and offering competitive re...

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State of the HK IPO Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market for several years consecutively. 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 reclamatio...

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