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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Office Openings 11/21/2012

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Stibbe opens in HKBenelux law firm Stibbe opened its doors in Hong Kong. It is the first Asian office the firm has opened. Stibbe hopes to enrich their Chinese clientele and expand into other countries in the region. Their focus will be on corporate law and tax advisory. They will advise on all matters relating to Dutch...

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The Indian Government officially recognizes China and Hong Kong as Jurisdictions

by: Sujin Park

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM



On March 19th, the Indian government decided to officially recognize China and Hong Kong as jurisdictions to which the New York Convention would apply. This means that arbitrations awards obtained in China, Hong Kong and Macaus will now be enforced in India under the New York Convention. This decision is crucial to the ...

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Increased Demand for Hedge Fund Lawyers in Asia

by: Harris

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 7:09 PM



A recent article published by AsianInvestor on September 26 brings the lack of legal talent for Asian hedge funds to attention. Recent increases to both local and international regulations and requirements have raised demand for regulatory and compliance functions and services, for example, Singapore’s new fund manager ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



        New PE Counsel at Paul Weiss HKSpencer Park has joined Paul Weiss’ Hong Kong office as counsel to their private equity and M&A team. Park was previously group general counsel and an executive director at Asia Pacific Land, a senior vice president of real estate finance Asia at Capmark Japan KK, counsel with ...

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Deal Watch 6/8/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Baker advises GIB DealBaker & McKenzie advised Gulf International Bank on the creation of a 3.5 billion Malaysian ringgit ($1.1 billion) Islamic medium term note program for the sale of Islamic bonds. The program will allow Gulf International to tap into the Islamic Capital market. The Baker & McKenzie te...

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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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Asian Investment Associations Unite Against FACTA

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM



Six Asian investment industry associations have united against the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), determined to fight the overreaching tax rules set forth by the U.S.  The importance of this action on the part of the industry bodies, is that it marks the first time a coordinated, mutual response has been fo...

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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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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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