Partner Moves - June 2017

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 4:07 PM



Andrew MacGeoch, Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure moved to Berwin Leighton Paisner from Mayer Brown JSM in Hong KongDaniel Dusek, Corporate moved to Kirkland & Ellis from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Hong KongMax Hua, Corporate moved to Haiwen & Partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilt...

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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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Trailing Spouses and Other Dependents

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:06 AM



 If you want to know how an international assignment is really going, ask your spouse.  It is well known that the success or failure of a stint abroad can depend largely on the contentment of trailing family members.  Below you will find some personal insights gathered from our candidates throughout Asia regarding the p...

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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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The Trump Presidency Implications for Asia Pac IP

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:11 AM



With the likelikhood of the TPP moving forward, there is a question as to what will happen with IP now?An article at Lexicology.com posted on this topic just yesterday, citing:A possible trade deal between Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and countries including Australia and New Zealand having free trade...

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Expat Lifestyle Guide: Schooling Options in Asia

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 12:11 AM



Living and moving abroad brings about many challenges besides just landing the right law firm job.  We have started the Expat Lifestyle Series to help our expat candidates make a smooth transition to what can be a disruptive and stressful process.  It’s important that your family feels at home in their new locale and sc...

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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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China Issues Regulation To Tighten Cyber Security

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 7:08 AM



In China this week,  authorities have released new guidelines on internet regulation to tighten security and help shore up previous gaps.The guidelines were issued by the CAC; the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China; and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC).Acco...

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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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