Beijing Law Firms a Boon for Securities Work

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:03 PM



Recently and for the first time in its history, the China Securities Regulatory Commission created a list ranking law firms by the amount of securities work they have done in the past. The CSRC released a 2007 capital markets legal advisor tables as part of the report. You can see the tables here. It turns out Beijing f...

Read More

Norton Rose Protects Its Employees

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM



We have mentioned before that law firms are becoming increasingly creative in how they deal with the decrease in output and an increase in restructuring (which has become quite synonymous with layoffs). However, Norton Rose is a unique example, considering what it has done to ride out the recession.The British law firm ...

Read More

Billable Hours May Be Disappearing

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM



“This is the time to get rid of the billable hour,” said Evan R. Chesler, a presiding partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in a January 29 New York Times article which speculates that the current economic contraction may push firms to consider changing their billing style. Corporations are no longer as willing to dis...

Read More

Asia-related CLE Opportunities on the Horizon

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:02 PM



Attorneys doing work related to or interested in China and India have several opportunities in the coming months to broaden their knowledge and skills related to these fast growing, dynamic legal markets, while at the same time taking care of their CLE requirements.Please follow the following links if you would like to ...

Read More

ALB Update 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:01 PM



The People’s Republic has really been internationalizing its legal system. The following are summaries of the ALB Legal News articles detailing the progress it has made:The Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (AMB) has created a new set of guidelines that are more consistent with practices in other ...

Read More

Res Ipsa Loquitur - 12/30/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 8:12 PM



Are you a Russian company looking to go public?  Forget London, Hong Kong is the place to be. [Russia Today]We know China's competition policy is...let's say unclear.  Want a crystal ball on how likely your takeover bid will succeed?  Does the 20% spread on your target's share price to your bid tell you anything? [Forbe...

Read More

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...

Read More

Res Ipsa Loquitur - 9/18/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM



> In deal news, last week Mayer Brown JSM announced that it advised Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd on the acquisition of the entire issued capital of Silver Precious International Ltd and the related debt for a total consideration of approximately HK$142 million. Derek Tsang was lead partner in the transaction. > Our...

Read More

Res Ipsa Loquitur - 9/17/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 10:09 PM



* R.I.L. will be made up of links and other short subjects that catch our attention.  Gossip, speculation, etc. >Heller Highwater promises "life preservers for the support staff of a flooded law firm amid the flotsam and jetsam," written anonymously by a staff member of the embattled Heller Ehrman.  It has gotten tho...

Read More

Blog Search

Get In Touch

Find out if we can help you.  Email us at info@cypressrecruiting.com or call us at +1-917-355-3119