Partner Moves & Promotions 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



        New Corporate Partner at Skadden HKSkadden in Hong Kong hired former Paul Hastings corporate partner Christopher Betts as a corporate partner. Betts, who will join Skadden in May, will focus on M&A and capital markets and work with other corporate matters.        Clifford Chance Hires Beijing Funds Partner f...

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Office Openings 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       A&O to open office in Istanbul Allen & Overy plans to launch an Istanbul office this spring which will advise on English law with a particular focus on project finance, capital markets, general lending, and M&A.  A&O is prohibited from opening directly and practicing local law by the local bar.   ...

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Deal Watch 3/30/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM



            Far East Horizon Share SaleFar East Horizon, a financial leasing subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Sinochem Group, sold its new shares worth $371 million. Paul Hastings advised this share sale with a team headed by Hong Kong–based partners Raymond Li and Chris Betts along with support from associate Anthony ...

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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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Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Deal Watch 9/5/11

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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised an association of lenders by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in their term loan facilities and a bank guarantee facility to Capitol Hotel Management Pte. Ltd. With the proceeds that they received, a refinancing and a bridging loan were taken out by the Capitol Group for the acqui...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 8/11/11

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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM



There were some major partner moves in Asia this week, let's see what went on...Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and ...

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Kirkland Recruits Group of Partners for Hong Kong Office

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Posted on August 10, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden, Latham and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and Li-Chien Wong from Skadden's Hong Kong office; David Zhang, John Otoshi, and Benjamin Su, corporate partn...

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Possible Trend? King & Wood and Mallesons talk Merger

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



This past week, the Chinese firm, King & Wood, and the Australian firm, Mallesons, are talking about forming an alliance in response to the growing integration of the Chinese and Australian economies.With Australia controlling and producing a noticeable amount of the world's natural resources, Chinese investors h...

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Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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