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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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       S&R Associates Promotes 2 PartnersS&R Associates have increased their number of partners from 5 to 7, promoting Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan in New Delhi and Bhakta Patnaik in Mumbai. Patnaik, previously an associate at Linklaters in Singapore, advises on capital markets, M&A, corporate and debt restructu...

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Deal Watch 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM



       Advent Lawyers and Balance Legal MergerAdvent Lawyers and Balance Legal have plans to merge on July 1, 2012. The combined firms will be renamed AdventBalance and will have four offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Singapore and plan to open a fifth office in Brisbane later this year. Balance Legal founder and...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM



       New HK Head for O’MelvenyDavid Johnson, previously a capital markets specialist at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City, California has relocated to the firms Hong Kong office after being appointed to be the new head of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong branch. Johnson was formerly the head of O’Melveny’s transactions depar...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/11/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders Decide to Leave FirmTwo of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s four leaders, Richard Shutran and Jeffery Kessler have decided to leave the firm due to the firm’s preparation for mass layoffs of employees and junior lawyers. Shutran, the co-chair of Dewey’s corporate department, is leaving to join O’...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/4/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       New Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher DubaiPeter Gray, previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner at their Dubai office. His focuses are English and international litigation, arbitration, and disputes specializing in disputes in the MENA region and Asia. He also has exp...

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Deal Watch 5/3/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       Automakers Agreement to Develop Electric Vehicles CODA Holdings and China’s Great Wall Motor Company have agreed to co-develop, building, and sell electric vehicles for the North American, Chinese, and European auto markets. Weil advised CODA and King & Wood Mallesons advised Great Wall Motor Company. Weil pa...

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New Rules on Outbound Investments in China

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM



On March 18, 2012 the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) administered the Interim Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the Outbound Investments by Central State-owned Enterprises that will become effective on May 1, 2012. This was a remarkable attempt ...

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Deal Watch 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Sinopec Kantons Holdings AcquisitionSinopec Kantons Holding Ltd. acquired interests in five joint ventures in the PRC from its controlling shareholder, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation for HK$2.22 billion (US$286.1m). Sinopec Kantons also acquired a rights issue valued at HK$ 3.49 billion (US$449.8m). M...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       BLP Promotes Singapore PartnerMarius Toime was promoted to finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) Singapore office, one promotion out of 10 worldwide at BLP. Toime is a specialist in natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and project finance. He has experience with M&A, asset finance, and ener...

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