State of the HK IPO Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market for several years consecutively. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world’s shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamatio...

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King & Wood and Mallesons Plan to Create Largest Law Firm in Asia-Pacific Region

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM



As recently reported, King & Wood and Mallesons plan a merger of sorts.  It will be interesting to see how this merger plays out as more and more PRC and US/UK/AUS attorneys start to integrate and work side by side as colleagues.  The merger may experience a few challenges because it’s unclear how it will expand the...

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Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Partner Moves - 2/15/2011

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Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM



Morrison & Foerster announced that that leading international tax Partner, Eric Roose, will join the firm's Tokyo office. Mr. Roose will be moving from White & Case's Tokyo office along with a tax team that includes: Of Counsel Michael Shikuma and two Japanese tax specialists (zeirishi), Yasuo Igarashi and Tak...

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Pay Gaps Widen In Major Law Firms

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Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM



This week Washington litigator Jamie Wareham left Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in favor of an annual salary of $5 million at DLA Piper, a significant pay raise. This recent hire is part of a growing trend on the part of major law firms of dedicating the majority of their resources to the strategic hiring of pro...

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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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Partner Watch

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Posted on December 14, 2010 at 12:12 AM



Currently the partner placement specialists at Cypress have been working on several retained partner searches for highly qualified partners from the junior to senior level.  Although the Year of the Tiger started with a yawn it certainly will be ending with a roar.  The Golden Tiger has awakened and growth, diversity...

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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 -- 11/16/2010

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Posted on November 16, 2010 at 8:11 PM



SNR Denton hired Sally King, previously Clifford Chance US chief operating officer, as global chief operating officer in late October 2010. King’s position will include directing and managing the support structures and resources for the newly integrated firm. A month earlier, SNR Denton had launched its merger of Sonnen...

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Partner Moves - 10/24/2010

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Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:10 PM



Allen & Overy has poached Harun Reksodiputro from Baker & McKenzie-affiliated Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) to join A&O-affiliated Daniel Ginting Law Firm (DGLF) as a corporate partner in Jakarta. Reflecting an expansion in its Jakarta operation, A&O’s new hire comes just three months after...

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