Partner Moves - 10/11/2010

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Posted on October 11, 2010 at 2:10 PM



Pinsent Masons has boosted its Shanghai corporate group with the arrival of Ming Zu, who joined the firm this month as partner. Qualified to practice in the UK and China, Ming arrives from DLA Piper where he was a senior consultant in that firm’s Shanghai office.Following Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s decision ...

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Upcoming Events: CBLA "Bank of China Cup" Golf Tournament

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Posted on October 4, 2010 at 7:10 PM



Chinese Business Lawyers Association (CBLA), China Chamber of Commerce in USA (CCC) and Asian Financial Society (AFS) are holding the 2010 “Bank of China Cup” Golf Tournament on Saturday October 16th, 2010. The tournament will be held at Middle Island Country Club in Long Island, New York. This is the tournament’s sixt...

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Deal Watch - 8/16/2010

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Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:08 PM



Allens Arthur Robinson has acted for Rio Tinto in respect of its agreement with Chalco, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto’s largest shareholder, Chinalco, in relation to the Simandou iron ore project joint venture. The JV agreement will cover the development and operation of the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, including th...

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Recent Office Openings

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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM



August*Gibson Dunn is planning to expand into mainland China following the launch of its Hong Kong office yesterday. The firm's latest office, which will initially focus on corporate transactions, compliance, regulation and investigations, is being headed by former General Electric International lawyer Kelly Austin It w...

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Outsourcing: Opening Doors in India

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Posted on August 5, 2010 at 5:08 PM



Outsourcing legal services to India continues to be a growing trend for many U.S. businesses. In response to the recent economic lull, Wall Street financiers, mining companies, insurance providers and industrial conglomerates are hiring attorneys in India to take on work typically delegated to junior associates.  There ...

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New IPR Policies Yield VC Investment in China

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Posted on July 30, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Recently, the Chinese government has been creating new enforcement methods for their Intellectual Property Rights policies. Since joining the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has made a great effort to create policies for IPR that more closely resemble those of the most developed countries. The amended IP regulat...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 7/28/2010

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Posted on July 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM



Gigi Cheah and Justin Davidson have been appointed to Norton Rose Hong Kong's intellectual property, communications, media and technology practice team. Cheah is a non-contentious intellectual property and technology lawyer specializing in licensing, outsourcing, data privacy, life science, technology procurement, comme...

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Justice Cantil-Sakauye Nominated by Governor Schwarzenegger

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM



Governor Schwarzenegger nominated Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the Court of Appeals, Third Appellate District to be the next Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.In response to the Governor’s announcement, Justice Cantil-Sakauye released this statement: "It is a privilege and a tremendous honor to have the op...

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China and India: Dominant Exporters to UAE

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM



China and India have become the leading suppliers of goods to the United Arab Emirates. India exported a record 61.5 billion dirhams (about 16.7 billion dollars) worth of goods to the UAE in 2009 while China exported 47.8 billion dirhams (about 13 billion dollars) to UAE last year, totaling 109.3 billion dirhams. Import...

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Deal Watch - 7/21/2010

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Sino-Ocean Land Holdings subsidiary Sino-Ocean Land Capital Finance Limited issued a US$900m of perpetual subordinated convertible securities. The securities are treated as equity, making the negotiation of their terms and conditions complicated because the securities could not be compared to traditional convertible bon...

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