The Trump Presidency Implications for Asia Pac IP

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:11 AM



With the likelikhood of the TPP moving forward, there is a question as to what will happen with IP now?An article at Lexicology.com posted on this topic just yesterday, citing:A possible trade deal between Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and countries including Australia and New Zealand having free trade...

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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/4/2010

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Maurice Hoo as a partner and co-head of the firm’s global Private Equity practice. Hoo was a partner at Paul Hastings for five years before this and had headed the China private equity practice there. He brings with him a client base comprised of some of the world’s top e...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/28/2010

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



Lovells has promoted 21 new partners across its offices, the largest number of its lawyers promoted to partner since 2007 when it made up 13 lawyers to partner, before it rebrands and merges with US firm Hogan & Hartson in May. Six of the new partners are from Asia and the Middle East. The new partners will be offic...

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Ashurst’s India Practice to be Based in Asia

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Posted on March 2, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Ashurst’s India group head, Richard Gubbins, is focusing on Asia – specifically the Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Hong Kong offices – to be the focal points for its Indian presence after the Bombay High Court ruled in December 2009 that the Reserve Bank of India should not have granted the firm a license to open a li...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/1/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 5:02 AM



Vinson & Elkins LLP has appointed Sami Al-Louzi as partner after enticing him to join the firm from White & Case, where he was a partner at the firm's Riyadh office for six years. Al-Louzi’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, privatization and project finance, and has represented cli...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Linklaters' Asia managing partner Zili Shao will leave the firm at the end of January to become chairman and CEO of JP Morgan's China businesses.  He has been Asia managing partner since May, when after an election he replaced Giles White.Shao specializes in M&A and private equity investments, and in his new positio...

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New Entrants into Abu Dhabi on Hold Due to Government Caution

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM



International firms planning on opening offices in Abu Dhabi may have to reconsider with the UAE pondering a moratorium on further office launches.Many firms have already entered Abu Dhabi in the past year, while a number of others are considering entering due to the attractive infrastructure and energy opportunities. H...

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