Roundable on the LA Civil Uprising | Korematsu's Coram Nobis Case

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:06 PM



June 2017 Newsletter"In May, AABA commemorated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by remembering past wrongs and the perils of injustice. A highlight was a reenactment of the trial of Minoru Yasui who challenged the constitutionality of the curfew against Japanese Americans in the wake of Executive Order 9066...As AA...

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It Can’t Hurt To Ask: 12 Questions You Should Ask Any Potential International Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 8:06 AM



Although thousands of attorneys will work with a recruiter this year, most will spend less time evaluating recruiters than they do researching airfares on the Internet or on Facebook.  A recruiter should play a much larger role in the job-search process than simply relaying information about opportunities, especially wh...

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AABA Condemns “Muslim Ban 2.0” Executive Order

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:03 PM



San Francisco, CA – The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area denounces the executive order released on March 6, 2017.  The revised Executive Order is premised on the misguided assumption that barring Muslims and refugees from entering the United States will increase national security. Although revised,...

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Q4 2016 Deals

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM



DecemberCC, KWM advise VPower on Hong Kong IPO01 Dec 2016Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons have advised on Hong Kong generator and engines firm VPower Group on its $208 million initial public offering, with Shearman & Sterling and and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the banks.NovemberSkadden ...

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Living Abroad Spotlight: Hong Kong/Mainland China

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 12:11 AM



As the global economy becomes more interconnected, and working abroad becomes more desirable, many attorneys have looked to Hong Kong as an attractive location to work in China. In 2014, Hong Kong increased the number of work visas issued to foreign professionals to 31,676.  Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest finan...

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Q3 2016 Deals

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 4:09 PM



Milbank helps VietJet soar higher with $2.39 bln Airbus order12 Sep 16Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised Vietnamese low-cost airline VietJet on its agreement to buy at least 20 A321 passenger jets from France’s Airbus Group for $2.39 billion.NRF advises SRE Group on $196 mln acquisition of CNTD08 Sep 16Nort...

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Q2 2016 Deals

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 2:07 AM



Q2 DealsBy Ashima Ohri | 30 Jun 16Mayer Brown JSM, Shearn Delamore & Co, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro and Singapore’s Shook Lin & Bok have advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) on its investment in an $830 million greenfield ammonia plant in Sulawesi, Indonesia.Jones Day, Khaitan, HSF, CAM on I...

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Partner Hiring Trends: Expected Growth In the Year of the Monkey

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 9:03 AM



In 2015, the market witnessed its most robust year in over five years in terms of partner movement at Am Law 200 law firms in Asia (please see Representative Partner Moves in 2015) and this trend is set to continue in the Year of the Fire Monkey.  The Hildebrandt Consulting Report and the Citi Private Bank have both rel...

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Compensation Report

by: William Wesley

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 5:03 PM



We are pleased to share this compensation report to provide guidance to our partner and associate candidates.  We have gathered information with the help of our law firms clients and candidates and from our in-depth knowledge of the market.  Please note that this report isn't all inclusive as we represent mostly Am Law ...

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Myanmar Today: Aung San Suu Kyi-- A Sign of Hope, Transformation and Opportunity?

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on March 1, 2016 at 7:03 PM



Myanmar has become one of Southeast Asia's more alluring destinations for foreign investment and law firms are paying attention along with the world as Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Noble Peace Prize in 1991, was recently sworn in as an MP in Myanmar's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.  With...

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