Representative Partner Moves and Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM



With many moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a shakeup in the makeup of many of the top firms in Asia and the Middle East. Let’s see what has happened since June. [To see January through June 2011 Partner Moves see: Representative Partner Moves & Pro...

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Deal Watch 8/12/11

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM



New China Life, China's third largest provider of health insurance, is targeting a $4billion IPO. The confidence in the market for health insurance offerings has historically been low, as it is seen as an immature martket. However if this deal is approved, some analysts say it will start the wave of second-tier insu...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 8/11/11

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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM



There were some major partner moves in Asia this week, let's see what went on...Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and ...

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Deal Watch 8/1/11

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



Slaughter and May is advising United Energy Group Ltd in a $640million acquisition finance facility with China Development Bank Hong Kong Branch as lender. The facility forms the main part of the funding to finance the group's acquisition of most of BP's upstream oil and gas businesses in Pakistan. Benita Yu and Peter L...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/4/11

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Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Baker & McKenzie have hired Yunlong Gao, former partner at Shearman & Sterling, to join their US Securities group as a partner. While at Shearman & Sterling, Gao worked in the capital markets group. He has experience in advising Chinese companies on offshore securities offerings.Baker & McKenzie has also...

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Deal Watch 6/30

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Posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Allen & Gledhill gave Singapore law advice for DBS Bank Ltd as the manager and underwriter in Spice i2i Ltd's fully underwriteen one-for-one renouceable rights to raise gross proceeds of apporximately $122.4m. Leonard Ching, partner, led the transaction.Allen & Gledhill also gave Singapore law adive to Stan...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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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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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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Reed Smith Looks To Further Office Expansions in China

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Reed Smith has plans to expand its China practice from Beijing and Hong Kong to include Shanghai as well.  Though Smith has applied for a license to open the office it is not clear when this can be expected to happen.  Obtaining a license to open a second or third office in additional Chinese cities is no easy feat.  Af...

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