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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Deal Watch- 4/27/2010

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Posted on April 27, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Winston & Strawn has advised AIF Capital, an Asia-based independent private equity firm, with its negotiation with UK-listed media group Aegis Group plc regarding Aegis' strategic investment of around US$50 million in Charm Communications Inc. AIF Capital is an existing preferred shareholder in Charm Communications ...

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Office Openings- 4/23/2010

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Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM



Eversheds and NCTM are prepared to open new offices in China, looking to tap the potential of the country's legal market.Eversheds is ready to expand its practice in China with a new office in Beijing, following the three-year probationary period on its Shanghai office. Chinese law requires that international law firms ...

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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 - 1/26/10

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 2:01 AM



Linklaters has promoted London-based partner Stuart Salt to managing partner of its Asia offices. This move comes in response to the current managing partner Zili Shao taking a position at JP Morgan, a firm client.Salt is currently the head of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) operations, but he wi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/21/09

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Posted on December 21, 2009 at 4:12 PM



Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP has appointed Guohua (Annie) Wu to corporate partner at their Beijing office. Wu is an expert in complex business transactions, particularly in and involving China. She is a Chinese native and has had legal training in both China and the United States, with licenses to practice ...

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Deal Watch - 12/06/09

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Posted on December 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Clifford Chance has assisted on two Hong Kong IPOs, led by partner Amy Lo assisted by Rupert Li:· China Minsheng Bank did an IPO that raised US$3.9 billion and became listed on the HKSE. The firm advised on Hong Kong and US law aspects of the global offering.· Chiina Longyuan Power’s IPO was worth about US$...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/13/09

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Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



Ashurst has relocated partner Nick Williamson, a corporate specialist, to its Abu Dhabi office—the firm’s third partner in Abu Dhabi. Williamson’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate finance, with an emphasis on equity capital markets. He is also knowledgeable about the energy and natural resources sector, which s...

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