Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Allen & Overy is planning to open offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and has hired current Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam managing partner, Dao Nguyen to lead the firm’s move to Vietnam. Allen & Overy has been active in Vietnam even without formal offices there advising the Vietnamese government on their last international bond issuance in 2010, and recently advising VietinBank on their $250 million overseas bond issuance. The Vietnam offices are expected to open in the 3rd quarter of this year and Nguyen will join these offices shortly after. The addition of these offices will take Allen & Overy’s global network to 42 offices in 29 countries.
Grandall Opens 3 Offices in China
Grandall recently added offices in Fuzhou, Xi’an, and Nanjing to their global network. Grandall merged with Fujian Howsen whose partners Hua Ming, Chen Guibin, and Tan Mulin led the new opening in Fuzhou. The Fuzhou office will advise in the finance, corporate, and real estate sectors. The Xi’an office will advise on corporate restructuring, securities, M&As, insolvency, and long-term legal counseling services. Liu Fengyun, the leading partner of the office, specializes in capital markets and restructurings, and was an arbitrator of the Xi’an Arbitration Commission. Ma Guoqiang who specializes in project structuring, contract negotiations, asset acquisitions, and restructuring will head the Nanjing office. Grandall plans to develop practices in the Nanjing office that satisfy local demand.
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