Partner Moves- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM



Herbert Smith, due to a rise in investigations related work in Asia, hired Kyle Wombolt, formerly a partner at Goodwin Proctor, to strengthen their corporate investigations team. Wombolt (to ALB) was quoted as saying, “We have seen a major upswing in anti-corruption related investigations, largely due to and increasingl...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Deal Watch - 6/13/2011

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM



Clifford Chance advised BlackRock with respect to its first two Asian fixed income exchanged traded funds launched on the SGX.  BlackRock is a global fixed income exchanged traded fund provider.  The new iShares JP Morgan US$ Asia Credit Bond Index ETF and the new iShares Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Bond Index ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/13/11

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in an effort to revamp its Asia management team, has relocated its former US managing partner to Hong Kong. Melissa Thomas, former Shanghai managing partner and corporate specialist has been moved to Beijing managing partner. She will be replacing Nicholas French who will be moving to Lon...

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Upcoming Events-2nd Asia-Pacific Debt Investor Forum & Legal Week Private Client Forum

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Come out for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Debt Investor Forum.  This event is a must-go for investors, issuers, and debt market professionals.  The forum will include panel discussions and presentations on topics such as how investors can avoid the hype and find the real growth stories in Asian markets, the outlook for the “dim...

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Deal Watch - 6/7/2011

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM



Davis Polk advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities Ltg (Europe), as well as Citigroup Global Markets Ltd as the joint lead managers, bookrunners and initial purchasers of the Rule 144A and Reg S offerings of senior notes by PT Pertamina.  This includes $1 billion (US) in aggr...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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AABA Happy Hour/Korea Institutional Investment Forum

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Posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM



REMINDER: AABA SUMMER KICK-OFF HAPPY HOUR- June 2, 2011Come out for the kick-off event of the summer with AABA.  Don’t miss this chance to meet the new officers and board members and catch-up with fellow AABA friends at the Infusion Lounge. AABA will be providing appetizers and there will be happy hour specials througho...

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RMB Solidifying its Place in the International Capital Market

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM



The offshore renminbi market (RMB) has come to an important time in its progress as a potential international trade currency. At this point, it is safe to say that renminbi is not a small-scale experiment in the Hong Kong financial market but is rather at the beginning stages of becoming an international trade currency...

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China Makes Strides in Intellectual Property Law

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM



Through new changes made by the National Intellectual Property Strategy Office, a new basis for IP lawyers in China will be created.  There are 6 main sections for change in the newly released ‘2011 Action Plan on China’s Intellectual Property Rights Protection.’  Changes will be made with respect to enhanced IP trainin...

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