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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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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Skadden Boosts Corporate team with Partner, Counsel Promotions

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



Skadden has strengthened their Hong Kong office with several promotions in their Hong Kong office. These promotions were granted to Li-Chien Wong, who was promoted to the global partnership; Adam Cheng and Robert Graffum, both corporate lawyers who are now counsels.  Li-Chien Wong specializes in mergers and acquisitions...

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K&L Gates Tokyo Hires Ten From Clifford Chance

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Posted on May 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM



K&L Gates' Tokyo offices has hired several lawyers from Clifford Clifford. Overall, three partners and seven other lawyers have changed offices including Keiji Isaji, whose work includes civil, commercial, criminal, financial services, advising on media and aviation disputes, in addition to litigation about Japan's...

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Upcoming Events: AABA

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Posted on May 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM



AABA SUMMER KICK-OFF HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 2, 2011 The Asian American Bar Association (AABA) would like you to come meet their new officers and board members and catch up with fellow AABA friends at Infusion Lounge on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6pm until 9pm! AABA has planned a number of great summer events, and it all st...

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Senate Confirms Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court

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Posted on May 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM



The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the nomination of Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.As Malcolm Yeung, President of AABA, said,"Judge Chen is eminently qualified for the federal bench, having distinguished himself through a decade of service as a Magistrate ...

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Simpson Thacher to launch Hong Kong law practice

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced it will launch a Hong Kong law practice later this year. According to the press release, the firm will bring on partners Celia Lam and Christopher Wong, currently at the Hong Kong offices of Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, respectively.The firm hopes the launc...

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K&L Gates Adds 10 in Tokyo

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



K&L Gates has expanded its Tokyo office with the recent addition of ten lawyers from Clifford Chance. Partners Keiji Asaji, Atushi Yamashita and Naoki Watanabe will make the move to K&L Gates, along with counsels Noriko Annen, Tsuguhito Omagari, Noriaki Tanimoto, and Junko Okawa, as well as three associates.The...

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Clifford Chance and DLA Piper Open in Australia

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM



Clifford Chance and DLA are open for business in Australia, as both firms formally commenced operations on the first of May. The move comes after months of negotiations from each firm, respectively. Clifford Chance's move to Australia comes with a merge of two boutique law firms, Chang, Pistill & Simmons in Syndne...

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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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