Prada Lowers IPO Expectations As Market Declines

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Posted on June 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM



Thursday, in Hong Kong, Samsonite & Prada were disappointed as their projected successes from their IPOs had setbacks.  Prada lowered its price for its listing in Hong Kong and Samsonite fell tremendously on their first trading day in HK.  These actions reflect a global trend of poor market debuts and selling across...

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UPDATED: Leverage Firms’ Willingness to Negotiate, Get the Best Expat Package in Asia

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 7:12 PM



Following the last two years of salary freezes and lowered bonus structures, ex-pat packages in China and Japan have become a hot topic among U.S. and U.K. attorneys looking to relocate from the U.S. and U.K. to Asia. The top firms have weathered the economic crisis just fine according to data gathered by ALB Legal News...

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Clifford Chance Appoints New India Practice Head

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:12 PM



Clifford Chance joined the growing ranks of firms making India-relevant hires in Singapore as it appointed Geraint Hughes, 43, as head of its India practice. India has long been a point of contention for foreign law firms, who are not permitted to practice in India.Hughes will remain based in the Singapore office - wher...

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Partner Moves- 9/22/2010

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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Paul Hastings has relocated real estate partner, Derek Roth to its Hong Kong office from Los Angeles. This firm is anticipating more big-ticket deals and fund work in the near future. Roth’s addition to the firm is part of a plan to strengthen relationships in the firm’s real estate practices in Tokyo and China and to...

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Outsourcing: Opening Doors in India

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Posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:08 PM



Outsourcing legal services to India continues to be a growing trend for many U.S. businesses. In response to the recent economic lull, Wall Street financiers, mining companies, insurance providers and industrial conglomerates are hiring attorneys in India to take on work typically delegated to junior associates.  There ...

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China and India: Dominant Exporters to UAE

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM



China and India have become the leading suppliers of goods to the United Arab Emirates. India exported a record 61.5 billion dirhams (about 16.7 billion dollars) worth of goods to the UAE in 2009 while China exported 47.8 billion dirhams (about 13 billion dollars) to UAE last year, totaling 109.3 billion dirhams. Import...

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CHINESE IPO’S – SURGING AHEAD

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Hong Kong is presently the world’s largest IPO center. However, latest reports from Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predict that China is well on its way towards leading the IPO market.From 2000 to June 2010, companies in China’s mainland raised $188 billion in 495 deals on the leading bourses such as...

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Europe’s Debt Crisis - Impact on Asia

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM



Asian markets must have breathed a sigh of relief after coming out less affected than most countries from the global financial crisis but are now keeping their fingers crossed as the world watches the European debt crisis unfold.Financial markets are skeptical of the bailout plan, which the EU and the IMF created last m...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 5/25/2010

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM



Andrew Hutton, formerly a senior lawyer at Paul Hastings, has defected to the Singapore office of O'Melveny & Meyers. With Hutton's departure, Paul Hastings has now lost four senior-level lawyers from its Asia practice in the last year: US securities expert Joe Sevack, who left for Troutman Sanders, partners Mauric...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/21/2010

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Posted on May 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM



Jun He has hired three IP partners from leading US firms in preparation for opening a new office in Silicon Valley. Two of the new partners joining Jun He are James Zhu and Zoe Wang, who previously served as Beijing and Shanghai managing partners respectively of Seattle-based firm Perkins Coie. The third new partner is ...

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