Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



David K. Cho, based in Hong Kong, has joined Orrick as of counsel and associate. He concentrates on corporate transactions like cross-border M&A, and corporate financings. He has a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A from University of California, Los Angeles.In MoFo, Paul McKenzie has become managing pa...

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Office Openings 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Grandall Legal Group has opened its tenth office in Ningbo, China. With this opening, Grandall has three offices in the Yangtze River Delta region. The Ningbo office will differentiate itself from the other two offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou by focusing on shipping and property insurance, and general corporate and int...

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Deal Watch - 1/30/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM



Skadden’s Hong Kong Finance and Investment Funds practice represented Merrill Lynch in Galaxy Entertainment’s offer to purchase for cash US$250m in its notes due 2010 and US$100mn for notes due 2012. Slaughter & May and White & Case secured roles in advising Philips Electronics and TPV Technology Limited as Tech...

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Office Openings 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM



One of Wilmerhale’s two joint managing partners confirmed on January 21st they were in the middle of applying for a license to practice in Shanghai. They want to further their reach into Asia. The only Asian office they have currently is in Beijing.

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Office Openings 1/22/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 6:01 PM



After registering as a foreign law firm last fall, US firm Goodwin Proctor has now entered the Hong Kong market. It plans to concentrate on private equity, venture capital, technology companies, and fund formation. This is the first time the firm has opened an office in Asia.UK firm Hill Dickinson plans to open in Singa...

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Asia Market Watch: Keeping Chinese Companies Accountable

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 29, 2008 at 10:12 PM



The recent dismissal of the first major securities class action suit against China Life got us thinking about the stock market again (something we've been trying to avoid for the past several months).  What kind of liabilities will we find at Chinese public companies as the market shines its light upon Chinese accountin...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/23/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 23, 2008 at 4:12 PM



Linklaters moves partners to its Hong Kong office Linklaters has announced that three partners will be moving to its Hong Kong office in January 2009.  The three partners include senior litigation partner and white-collar crime expert Tom Lindstrom and corporate specialist David Ludwick.  They will both be relocating ...

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Deal Watch - 12/18/08

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM



Mayer Brown JSM acted for Hempel AG on the conditional buy-out of its joint venture partner China Merchant Holdings (International) Co Ltd in Hempel-Hai Hong. The total consideration for the sale of the sale shares, the assignment of the joint venture IP rights and the grant of all other rights to Hempel was over HK$1.1...

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Asia Market Watch - Checking in With Asia/Middle East Project Finance Groups

by: Richard

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM



Project finance is one of the most attractive areas of finance law.  Large tangible results, multifaceted deals involving numerous parties and languages, and a gigantic number after the dollar sign – What’s not to like?So the question remains: with most of the finance world suffering, are our project finance colleagues ...

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