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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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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MGM China: Biggest Hong Kong IPO in 2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



As recently mentioned in the New York Times, the joint deal between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, daughter of Hong Kong casino mogul Stanley Ho and chairwoman of MGM China, hit $1.5 billion in it’s first public offering.  Shares of MGM China will be priced at $15.34 (HKD), $1.97 USD.  Based on it’s total proce...

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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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PRC and US Firms Take Aim in Hong Kong

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



As capital markets continues to boom in Hong Kong, firms from mainland China and the US are starting to fight for a piece of the market.  Shanghai-based, AllBright Law is the most recent PRC firm to enter the market, following in the footsteps of King & Wood, Jun he Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. AllBright par...

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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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Upcoming Event: 3rd Annual China Institutional Investment Forum

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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM



On September 7-8, 2010 at The Regent Hotel, Beijing, China, AsianInvestor is hosting the 3rd Annual China Institutional Investment Forum. The 2010 Forum, designed to bring together influential Asian financial market participants exploring investment opportunities, will utilize in-depth discussions and presentations to d...

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