2013 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM



The winners for the Chambers Asia-Pacific Wards 2013 were announced onFebruary 28. The awards recognize national and international law firms across theregion for their notable achievements and outstanding work in legal services. Thisyear’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Profession goes to Kap You(Kevin) Kim...

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Obama Meets with Shinzo Abe, Japan's New Prime Minister

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM



Japan’s government debt could lead to economic opportunities for the U.S.  Japan's new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, recently met with President Obama for the first time to talk face-to-face about an ambitious program to revive his country's stalled economy.  Japan's unfortunate government debt, negative trade balance and...

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Orix Corp Buys Dutch Robeco and Japanese Firms Continue to Expand

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM



 Orix Corp, a major Japanese financial services firm, is in final talks to acquireDutch asset manager arm Robeco from its current owner, Rabobank for 240billion yen ($2.6 billion) in cash and stocks. In what will be the firm’s biggestacquisition ever, Orix will buy Robeco with cash and its own stocks, and thetransaction...

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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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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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The EU and Japan set to begin free trade agreement negotiations

by: Serhan Ayhan

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM



The European Commission is expected to ask EU states for permission to begin negotiations with Japan on a new free trade agreement.A potential FTA between the two economies would make the agreement the world’s largest by bringing together trading partners who make up around a third of the world’s economy.The commission ...

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East Asian Trilateral Agreement

by: Serhan Ayhan

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM



In May, leaders from China, Japan, and South Korea agreed to begin serious negotiations on a trilateral free-trade agreement. By combining the world’s second, third, and twelfth largest economies, such an agreement would rival the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement, and thus redraw the global tra...

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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 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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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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