CHINESE IPO’S – SURGING AHEAD

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Hong Kong is presently the world’s largest IPO center. However, latest reports from Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predict that China is well on its way towards leading the IPO market.From 2000 to June 2010, companies in China’s mainland raised $188 billion in 495 deals on the leading bourses such as...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/28/2010

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



Lovells has promoted 21 new partners across its offices, the largest number of its lawyers promoted to partner since 2007 when it made up 13 lawyers to partner, before it rebrands and merges with US firm Hogan & Hartson in May. Six of the new partners are from Asia and the Middle East. The new partners will be offic...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/21/2010

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Posted on April 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM



Nishimura & Asahi, one of Tokyo’s Big Four firms, has hired former Japanese ministry of justice official Takashi Shibuya as a counsel. His specializes in corporate and criminal law, but he will work across a number of practices, with a focus on corporate crisis management.----Clifford Chance has promoted Geraint Hu...

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Partner Watch

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM



An economic downturn doesn't necessarily mean that partners stay put or firms are discouraged to bring on lateral partners.  For a partner-level attorney there are many opportunities for lateral movement.  According to The American Lawyer's 2010 "Lateral Report," 2,774 partners made lateral moves in the year ending Sept...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/24/10

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Posted on February 25, 2010 at 1:02 AM



Clifford Chance has appointed Alan Kitchin as head of its Toyko corporate and projects practice after hiring him away from Ashurst where he was the founder of the Tokyo branch. Kitchin will join an existing team of three partners next month. Clifford Chance’s previous Tokyo corporate head Paul O’Regan left the firm at t...

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Deal Watch - 2/23/10

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Posted on February 24, 2010 at 2:02 AM



Linklaters has represented Morgan Stanley, UBS and VTB Capital as the joint lead managers on OAO TMK’s convertible bond issue – the first by a Russian-incorporated company for several years. OAO TMK is one of the world’s largest steel pipe producers. The five-year bond was issued to refinance debt. The advising team was...

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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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Simmons & Simmons Pulls Out of Russia

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Simmons & Simmons is leaving Russia only a little more than two years after opening its Moscow office. If the closure is approved in a vote this week, the firm will immediately start shutting the office down. The office head, capital markets partner Tony Smith, will relocate to London in December. The firm stated ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Simmons & Simmons corporate partner Henry Ong as a partner in their Hong Kong corporate department. Ong specializes in advising on transactions involving public companies in Hong Kong, but also has in depth knowledge on a range of complex M&A transactions and security of...

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Office Openings - 6/9/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 6:06 PM



Pinsent Masons and Salans have formed a strategic alliance in an attempt to boost the capacity of both firms across Europe, the Far East, and the Gulf Region. The alliance will result in Pinsent winding down involvement with its international network, PMLG, and gives it access to Salans' global offices, including those ...

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