Historic Judicial Confirmations Correct Under-Representation on Federal Bench

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Posted on July 19, 2010 at 4:07 PM



On Thursday, July 15, 2010, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, and for Edmond E. Chang, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. For the past ten ...

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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- 6/30/10

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Posted on June 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Clifford Chance partner Nigel Wellings is set to relocate to Dubai at the end of June, as the magic circle firm moves to boost its corporate offering in the region. Wellings has spent his entire legal career with CC, having joined as a trainee in 1995, qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined the partner rank in 2006...

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Asia Jobs of the Week - 6/30/2010

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Posted on June 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM



Partner Opportunity - Shanghai The firm's new Shanghai office is a few top notch partners with substantial experience handling private equity, M&A and/or fund matters.  Will consider partners at all levels.  This leading firm offers one of the strongest PE platforms in China and extremely healthy partnership.Read Mo...

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Update: PRC Law Firms’ Increasing International Action

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Posted on June 29, 2010 at 2:06 PM



In the past six months, PRC firms have hired a significant number of partners from international firms to strengthen their international business practice and broaden their capabilities in advising cross-border transactions.Former DLA antitrust lawyer Liu Cheng has joined King & Wood as counsel for its international...

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Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM



The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their...

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Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman to Step Down

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Posted on June 17, 2010 at 10:06 PM



Morgan Stanley has announced that Stephen Roach, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, will be relocating in July from Hong Kong after three years to New York to become Non-Executive Chairman of Asia. In addition, Roach will join the faculty of Yale University, with a joint appointment at the Jackson Institute for Global Aff...

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Europe’s Debt Crisis - Impact on Asia

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM



Asian markets must have breathed a sigh of relief after coming out less affected than most countries from the global financial crisis but are now keeping their fingers crossed as the world watches the European debt crisis unfold.Financial markets are skeptical of the bailout plan, which the EU and the IMF created last m...

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Deal Watch- 6/2/2010

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Posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has advised Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limited (Renhe) in respect of its US$300 million Rule 144A/Reg S offering of its 11.75 percent senior notes due 2015. BOCI Asia Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd, Merrill Lynch International and UBS AG acted as initial purchasers for the offerin...

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Office Openings 6/2/2010

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Posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Bird & Bird is set to open an office in Abu Dhabi, its first in the Middle Eastern region.  The firm hopes to be licenses by the end of the summer and will begin by focusing on the TMT, healthcare and life sciences, aviation and aerospace, clean technology and energy sectors. Corporate Partner Mark Pinder will lead ...

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