Deal Watch - 2/13/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 5:02 PM



Freshfields represented Anheuser-Busch Inbev in selling its 19.99% equity in China’s Tsingtao Brewery to Japan’s Asahi Brewery. Anheuser-Busch still maintains a 7% minority stake in Tsingtao, but with this deal, Asahi Brewery will be Tsingtao Brewery’s second largest shareholder. Freshfield lawyers Robert Ashworth and T...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM



A former director at private equity investor Actis joins O’Melveny & Myers LLP Asia practice as partner. Dean Collins will be a member of the firm’s securitization practice group and the firm’s investment funds. He has been as a tenured funds formation lawyer at an international law firm, advising customers on corpo...

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Deal Watch - 12/18/08

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM



Mayer Brown JSM acted for Hempel AG on the conditional buy-out of its joint venture partner China Merchant Holdings (International) Co Ltd in Hempel-Hai Hong. The total consideration for the sale of the sale shares, the assignment of the joint venture IP rights and the grant of all other rights to Hempel was over HK$1.1...

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IT LIVES! The Cypress Recruiting Japan Guide is Live!

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:12 PM



You might have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here lately, and, yes, things have been a bit slow...But here's why:  The Cypress Guide to Law Firms in Japan is live, at Cypressrecruiting.com.  Go, look, enjoy, comment (of course, you do still have to be registered to view it, but, really, it is a small price t...

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Res Ipsa Loquitur -9/25/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 9:09 PM



>In China, is it Rule of Law or Rule by Law? [China Comment]>Looks like Heller has left the building.  The next 60 days will see an "orderly dissolution." [ATL]>China launched its Shenzhou-7 spacecraft today, and the country's first spacewalk is in the cards. [News.cn]>Morgan Stanley will sell between 10 and...

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Practicing in Japan - Part 2 - Being Admitted

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Posted on September 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM



It was a very different feeling to tell someone that I was an attorney and, instead of hearing joke after joke, gain almost immediate respect from the individual.  I fondly recall sitting in a bar in the Golden Gai area of Shinjuku with some friends of mine visiting from the US, and, when talking to a local who asked wh...

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Practicing in Japan - Part 1 - The Visa

by: _

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 10:09 PM



* Practicing in Japan will be our regular feature about... wait for it... practicing in japan.  It is written by Cypress Recruiting's Bengoshi Recruitment Manager, Dan Demba, who recently returned from a year practicing in Tokyo and who, therefore, knows more about the topic than you do.   Unless you know more.  If so, ...

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