Partner Moves and Deals Rock Atsumi, King & Wood

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Posted on February 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM



Less than a year after forming their alliance, King & Wood and Swiss firm SG Fafalen are now parting ways. The firms’ motivations for this move are yet unclear, however, SG Falafen did announce the following statement: ““After unsuccessfully attempting to combine our culture and operations with [King & Wood], we...

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YKVN opens Singapore Office with former DLA Asia head

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Posted on January 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM



Vietnamese firm YKVN has hired K. Minh Dang as a partner and head of its newly-opened Singapore office. In this move, Dang leaves the Singapore office of DLA Piper where he was the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Southeast Asia corporate practice. As a partner at YKVN, Dang will be charged with the task of expanding YKV...

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Partner Moves - 1/26/11

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Posted on January 26, 2011 at 8:01 PM



White & Case has appointed Ken Hawkes as a partner in its Singapore office. Hawkes will join the firm’s global project finance practice, leaving his post at Hogan Lovells where he was head of the firm’s banking and finance practice in Singapore. Hawkes's practice focuses on cross-border project financing, and he adv...

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Columbia Center for Japanese Legal Studies turns 25

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Posted on January 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM



The Center for Japanese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in 1980, the Center has since made efforts to facilitate U.S.-Japan connections. Columbia Law School, the first US law school to offer Japanese law courses, presently, the law school has 250 graduates working ...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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Squire Sanders and Hammond Combine in Crossatlantic Merger

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:12 PM



Partners with US-based Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and UK-based Hammonds LLP have agreed to a combination of the two firms to create a global legal practice.The new combination, which will take effect on Jan. 1, will have approximately 1,275 lawyers in 37 offices and 17 countries. It will be governed by a 13-pe...

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Upcoming Events

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Posted on November 12, 2010 at 9:11 PM



Chinese Business Lawyer Association is holding a fireside chatAn Alternate Road:  Non-Traditional Career Paths for AttorneysJerrold S. Seeman, Esq., President & CEO of Luxcore, Ltd.Friday, November 19 at 7:00 pmGyu-Kaku (Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant)805 3rd Ave. , 2nd FloorCBLA's Fireside Chat Program is a series of...

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Upcoming Events

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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 7:11 PM



Asian American Bar Association, in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, will hold a community service event to restore the unique coastal habitat at Lands End, San Francisco.Lands End Habitat RestorationNovember 6, 20109:00am to 12:00pmRSVP to Hung Chang at hungchangesq@gmail.com if you plan on v...

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Development in Latin America

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Posted on November 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM



Just last month, China increased its investments in South America by the billions, even replacing the US as Brazil’s main trading partner. Following this, there seems to have been an notable increase in the level of intercourse with Latin America not only from China, but also from other East Asian countries.This past mo...

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Upcoming Event: CBLA Panel Discussion

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Posted on October 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM



CBLA is holding a panel discussion on Tax and Legal Considerations for U.S. China Cross Border Investments to discuss about the latest hot topics on tax and legal strategies and common pitfalls to avoid when planning investments in China/U.S.The discussion will be held at:DLA Piper LLP1251 Avenue of the Americas, New Yo...

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