Partner Move and Promotion Watch 8/26/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM



JapanOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed Edward "Ted" S Johnson as a partner in its M&A and private equity practice group based in the firm’s Tokyo office. Johnson, a leading corporate and M&A lawyer in Japan, was formerly a partner with Paul Hastings where he was managing partner of the Tokyo offic...

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Partner Move and Promotion Watch 8-12-2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 5:08 PM



ChinaBryan Cave has expanded its Hong Kong presence with the appointment of Nigel Binnersley and Kristi Swartz as partners. Binnersley will practice with the firm’s commercial litigation client service group whilst Swartz will practice with the transactions client service group. Binnersley acts both in litigation and co...

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Office Openings and Mergers 8/5/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM



In a bid to extend its reach to markets in Europe and the Middle East, King & Wood Mallesons has announced its plan to merge with City firm, SJ Berwin. The combination will be unique insofar as it will create/represent the first global law firm headquartered in Asia. The UK based firm will renounce its name on Novem...

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Jobs of the Week 7/18/2013

by: Susannah Griffee

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 3:07 AM



Corporate Associate -- BeijingPosition: This leading international law firm seeks a U.S. associate experienced in corporate transactions.Company: This prominent New York-based international law firm is one of the most powerful and prestigious firms in the world. It's in the top 250 of law firms based in the United State...

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Jobs of the Week 7/11/2013

by: Susannah Griffee

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM



US-Qualified Corporate Partner or Counsel -- BeijingPosition: This leading international law firm is seeking a partner or counsel level attorney with a strong corporate background for its Beijing office.Company:  This firm won over five awards in 2012 in Japan and Legal 500 has named them a Tier 1 firm in Japan for Corp...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Meet; Hope to build rapport

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM



President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit in California on June 7th and 8th to meet as world leaders for the first time and discuss policy issues.  The summit was originally scheduled to take place in the fall, but both leaders opted to meet earlier in a move that indicates a renewed foc...

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The South Korean economy surprises investors with growth and new jobs

by: Susannah Griffee

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



Although many investors and lawyers are focusing on China and the Middle East, South Korea is quickly gaining attention as an economic powerhouse. The South Korean economy surprised skeptics by growing 0.9% in the January to March quarter. Increases in construction, investments, and exports all added up to push South Ko...

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Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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Beijing's Versatile Edge

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM



On May 7th 2013, Clyde & Co made a powerful decision to open a new office in Beijing. Beijing has become a magnet for many international law firms looking to expand their influence on China. For example, Clyde &Co has expanded it's client base in China within the past two to three years and in order to insure th...

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The Asia Region's Best Exchange-Rate Rally

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM



Amidst a flourishing economic climate in Asia, eyes are turning to the fluctuating currency rates more than ever.  The week of April 20th was the best week for Asian currencies in the past seven months.  Additionally, Asian shares rose the most in almost two weeks amid growth in U.S. home sales, earnings that exceeded f...

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