Freshfields and King & Wood Capture Top Awards at the ALB China Law Awards

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



In recognition of the bumper crop of M&A and equity market deals worked on over the past year, Freshfields won three awards at the ALB China Law Awards: won M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year and International Law Firm of the Year.The firm seized its M&A and Equity Market Deal Awards for it...

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US Firms Gain Ground Over UK Firms in Indian Market

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Posted on March 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM



Research from RSG Consulting has shown that the US presence in India has steadily increased, even though UK firms are still the most visible in India. US firms made up 53 per cent of all firms mentioned by Indian firms.“There are now far more US firms involved in India,” said RSG managing director Reena SenGupta. “There...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/16/2010

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM



Paul Hastings has appointed Toshiyuki Arai as chair of its Tokyo branch.  Arai has been with the firm for almost 20 years and specializes in the cross-border investment and M&A.   With his new position, Arai will oversee the strategic development of the firm's considerable but expanding Tokyo base.------White &a...

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Partner Watch

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM



An economic downturn doesn't necessarily mean that partners stay put or firms are discouraged to bring on lateral partners.  For a partner-level attorney there are many opportunities for lateral movement.  According to The American Lawyer's 2010 "Lateral Report," 2,774 partners made lateral moves in the year ending Sept...

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White & Case Ends Singapore Alliance

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



White & Case has decided to end plans to merge with local alliance partner VentureLaw after being one of the six international firms granted a license to practice Singapore law last December. The firm had been allied with VentureLaw since 2003."We have agreed with Venture Law to bring our Singapore formal law allia...

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Deal Watch - 3/1/10

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Posted on March 1, 2010 at 7:03 AM



Morgan Lewis-TMI has acted as international counsel on long time client Sumitomo Corporation’s tender offer to acquire shares of Jupiter Telecommunications to increase its holding to 40%, a position that would make Sumitomo JCOM’s largest stakeholder. Partners Lisa Yano, Kunio Namekata and Ippei Takushima led the advisi...

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Office Openings - 2/22/2010

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Posted on February 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM



PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal has opened its first branch in the Middle East with the hire of Waseem Khokhar, a partner from DLA Piper’s London office. PwC opened its office in Dubai last month and also hired Michel Chalhoub from local firm Naji Beidoun and Associates. The Dubai branch with its current team of the two pa...

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Allen & Overy Expands in Australia

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Posted on February 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM



Due to Australia’s reputation of producing high quality lawyers, Magic Circle firm, Allen & Overy has chosen to enter the Australian legal market. The firm will have 17 partners in offices that are located in Sydney and Perth. 14 of these were poached from Clayton Utz.Offices will open on the first of March, just tw...

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Representative Deals of 2009 in Asia

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM



The top deals in Asia last year reveal that practicing corporate law in Asia continues to be a lucrative career choice, with the big firms doing billions worth of business in China, Japan and India.Some of the biggest deals were initial public offerings. Haiwen & Partners represented China State Construction Enginee...

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Middle East Lawyers Calm Through Dubai Crisis

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Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM



Even with the surprise announcement by Dubai World that it wanted to delay debt repayments, which led to widespread panic, Middle East lawyers are downplaying the effects of it on Dubai’s future.Dubai World, a state-backed conglomerate in charge of some of the Middle East’s largest projects, has approximately $60 billio...

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