Deal Watch 6/30

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Posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Allen & Gledhill gave Singapore law advice for DBS Bank Ltd as the manager and underwriter in Spice i2i Ltd's fully underwriteen one-for-one renouceable rights to raise gross proceeds of apporximately $122.4m. Leonard Ching, partner, led the transaction.Allen & Gledhill also gave Singapore law adive to Stan...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Simmons & Simmons has recently appointed Eric Lin as a partner.  Lin formerly was a senior associate at Allen & Overy of Beijing.  Lin has experience working with both Chinese and European clients in areas of international Chinese investments.  Lin has specific experience in finance projects, energy and infrastr...

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ALB China Law Awards 2011 Winners

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB China Law awards were held in the middle of April and the winners have been announced!Among the many categories, a few notable winners in the Law Firm of the Year categories include, King & Wood (Banking), Baker & McKenzie (International Arbitration), Fangda (PE) and CCPIT (IP), to name a few. Also winners ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/13/2011

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Posted on April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM



Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison have strengthened their practice capabilities in China. This has been accomplished with the addition of Gary Li to the firm’s China Practice management team. Li, a corporate partner based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, concentrates on a large scale of China-related transactio...

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Firms React to Japan's Quake

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM



After last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country continues to battle the disaster’s effects and ensure its population’s safety.Law firms in Tokyo are no exception, and as TheLawyer.com reported, they are concerned about the safety of their staff.Ashurst has given its staff the option to r...

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Singapore Opens Foreign Bar Requirements

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Posted on February 26, 2011 at 1:02 AM



Singapore based foreign lawyers have agreed to a policy shift that permits non-locally eligible attorneys to practice commercial areas of Singapore’s law. The introduction of a Foreign Practitioner Certificate (FPC), passed in parliament through a bill amendment, authorizes the next period of legal market liberalization...

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Partner Moves - 2/1/11

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Posted on February 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM



Only days after King & Wood lost its tax head, Stephen Nelson, to DLA Piper, the firm has also lost a two partners from its Hong Kong office. John Lo and Kenneth Y Choy have both moved to the Hong Kong office of US firm Edwards Angel Palmer & Dodge (EAPD). Lo is a corporate specialist with a focus on emerging co...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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