The Best Foreign Currencies to Invest in for 2013

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 6:02 PM



As the U.S. economy shows signs of recovery this year, many Americans are expecting for the jobs lost to their cheaper and more efficient counterparts in the East to return home. As the one of the first Presidents to grapple with the shifting global economy naturally, President Obama is the most prominent advocate for "...

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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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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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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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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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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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Deal Watch 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       GT Capital Jumps on Market DebutGT Capital Holdings Inc, company of Philippine banking tycoon George Ty, jumped on its market debut last week. The company’s IPO was valued at $500 million, the country’s first IPO this year, and second largest ever. The stock increased to 500 pesos from its IPO price of 455 pesos,...

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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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