Office Openings 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Grandall Legal Group has opened its tenth office in Ningbo, China. With this opening, Grandall has three offices in the Yangtze River Delta region. The Ningbo office will differentiate itself from the other two offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou by focusing on shipping and property insurance, and general corporate and int...

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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 ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/22/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM



Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Beijing office welcomes Sherry Yin as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Within China, Hong Kong and US markets, Yin is known for her forte in corporate structuring and restructuring, M&As, venture capital investments, and securities matters. Prior to Morrison & Foerster, ...

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The Economy Isn’t Hindering All Divorces – UBS sells Bank of China

by: Richard

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM



An amazing sidebar to the state of the economy is that some people have been forestalling divorce because it is just too expensive.  For UBS, there is no better time to seek a divorce from the Bank of China.UBS recently sold its entire 1.33% stake in Bank of China in a private placement to institutional investors.  The ...

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The Times they are A-Changin'

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on November 25, 2008 at 6:11 PM



An article published in this past Sunday's New York Times is causing a a bit of buzz in the recruiting industry and amongst lawyers. The gist is simple: go abroad, young man (or woman). That's where the work is.Of course, this is not really news. We've know it for years: as the domestic legal market continues to underpe...

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Dollars and Yuan - What to Expect From Your Expat Package

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 9:11 PM



The compensation packages available to US/UK trained attorneys who currently are or who are considering practicing in China and Japan have become a hot topic lately among the expat attorney community as well as in the industry press, making it an opportune moment to consider relocation. As the market in Asia for attorne...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/7/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 7:11 PM



•    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has appointed Megan Tang as a corporate partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Tang previously acted as US counsel for Shearman & Sterling’s local office. Cleary’s managing partner, Mark Walker, praised her experience in working on corporate transactions in India, Sin...

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Office Openings - 11/4/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 5:11 PM



•    Bird & Bird has nested in Shanghai, opening its third office in China in the growing market. IP partner Shirley Kwok will act as the representative for the office and split her time between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Beijing commercial partner Grace Chen will support Kwok and spend most of her time in Shanghai. Th...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/21/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on October 21, 2008 at 8:10 PM



•    Clifford Chance has added Elaine Chen as a partner to its Hong Kong office. She began her work in commercial litigation after graduating from the University of Bristol and receiving her LLM from the University of London. Before Clifford Chance, she was partner at Mayor Brown JSM for eleven years.•    Eversheds has ...

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Res Ipsa Loquitur - 10/14/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on October 14, 2008 at 7:10 PM



>Multiple sources are reporting that Sinopec and PetroChina may be under the gun from their smaller competitors.  Several private oil trading firms have plans to "sue two oil giants to break the oil monopoly."  Private firms have trouble gaining access to large amounts of oil, and may turn to a new anti-monopoly law ...

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