Partner Moves and Promotions 7/4/11

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Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Baker & McKenzie have hired Yunlong Gao, former partner at Shearman & Sterling, to join their US Securities group as a partner. While at Shearman & Sterling, Gao worked in the capital markets group. He has experience in advising Chinese companies on offshore securities offerings.Baker & McKenzie has also...

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Deal Watch 6/30

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Posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Allen & Gledhill gave Singapore law advice for DBS Bank Ltd as the manager and underwriter in Spice i2i Ltd's fully underwriteen one-for-one renouceable rights to raise gross proceeds of apporximately $122.4m. Leonard Ching, partner, led the transaction.Allen & Gledhill also gave Singapore law adive to Stan...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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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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Deal Watch - 6/13/2011

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM



Clifford Chance advised BlackRock with respect to its first two Asian fixed income exchanged traded funds launched on the SGX.  BlackRock is a global fixed income exchanged traded fund provider.  The new iShares JP Morgan US$ Asia Credit Bond Index ETF and the new iShares Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Bond Index ...

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Deal Watch - 6/7/2011

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM



Davis Polk advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities Ltg (Europe), as well as Citigroup Global Markets Ltd as the joint lead managers, bookrunners and initial purchasers of the Rule 144A and Reg S offerings of senior notes by PT Pertamina.  This includes $1 billion (US) in aggr...

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K&L Gates Tokyo Hires Ten From Clifford Chance

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Posted on May 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM



K&L Gates' Tokyo offices has hired several lawyers from Clifford Clifford. Overall, three partners and seven other lawyers have changed offices including Keiji Isaji, whose work includes civil, commercial, criminal, financial services, advising on media and aviation disputes, in addition to litigation about Japan's...

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K&L Gates Adds 10 in Tokyo

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



K&L Gates has expanded its Tokyo office with the recent addition of ten lawyers from Clifford Chance. Partners Keiji Asaji, Atushi Yamashita and Naoki Watanabe will make the move to K&L Gates, along with counsels Noriko Annen, Tsuguhito Omagari, Noriaki Tanimoto, and Junko Okawa, as well as three associates.The...

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ALB Japan and SE Law Awards 2011 - Nominees

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB has announced the nominees for the ALB Japan Law Awards 2011, which will take place June 22, 2011 in Tokyo. For details on the event, click here.Of the nominees, Japan's Big Four law firms - Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Nishimura & Asahi - vie f...

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Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges has represented global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in respect of their investment of approximately US$58 million in a mix of primary and secondary investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, the world's largest satellite based Digital Cinema Service and the only company in the world...

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