Partner Moves & Promotions 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DLA Asia Pacific Gains New Managing DirectorPartner and group head of finance and projects, Bob Charlton, will be the new managing director of DLA Piper Asia Pacific as of May 1, 2012. He is replacing Alastair Da Costa who is leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics. Charlton is highly...

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Office Openings 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Amarchand Opens in AhmedabadArmachand has opened it’s sixth office in India in Ahmedabad this week. The office will be headed by partners Pankaj Agarwal and Tejas Karia, and they will work with five other lawyers at the office. Agarwal will be heading the corporate practice, having experience with M&A’s, priv...

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Office Openings 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM



        Akin Gump HK Operations with Gregory D. Puff & Co.After obtaining a license as a foreign registered law firm from the Hong Kong Law Society, Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office plans to operate in association with Gregory D. Puff & Co. The Hong Kong office will advise Chinese clients seeking international repre...

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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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Deal Watch 4/13/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       China Development Financial Holdings Takeover and MergerTaiwan’s China Development Financial Holdings offered $1.8 billion to take over KGI Securities. They plan to merge KGI with its own brokerage unit, Grand Cathay Securities.   This bid is also an effort to create an investment bank with a number one or two ma...

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Deal Watch 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DBS’s Danamon Deal DBS Group Holding, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, agreed to pay S$9.1 billion (US$7.24 billion) for Indonesia’s Bank Danamon in shares and cash. WongPartnership in Singapore, Hadiputranto of Indonesia, and Hadinoto & Partners advised DBS on this transaction that will make DBS Indonesia’s fi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



        New Corporate Partner at Skadden HKSkadden in Hong Kong hired former Paul Hastings corporate partner Christopher Betts as a corporate partner. Betts, who will join Skadden in May, will focus on M&A and capital markets and work with other corporate matters.        Clifford Chance Hires Beijing Funds Partner f...

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Office Openings 3/30/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM



             Appleby Launches New Asia Litigation and Insolvency Team in Hong KongAppleby has unveiled a new litigation and insolvency team in Hong Kong that will be providing advice starting in early July. Partner Elliot Simpson and senior associate Joanne Collett will move to Hong Kong to work for this team. This team...

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Deal Watch 3/30/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM



            Far East Horizon Share SaleFar East Horizon, a financial leasing subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Sinochem Group, sold its new shares worth $371 million. Paul Hastings advised this share sale with a team headed by Hong Kong–based partners Raymond Li and Chris Betts along with support from associate Anthony ...

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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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