UK Firms Bulk Up China Offices

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith, along with a number of UK firms have promoted many new partners with respect to their China practices.  Maggie Lo of Clifford Chance was made a partner in their Beijing office.  She specializes in the banking and finance sectors and has advised many important Chinese and overseas finan...

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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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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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Paul Hastings Partner Wins ILO Award

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Posted on March 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM



Paul Hastings announced that Beijing Partner David Livdahl has won International Law Office's (ILO) prestigious Client Choice Award 2011 for "China Corporate Lawyer of the Year".Mr. Livdahl is currently the Chair of the Beijing office and a partner in the firm's Corproate Department. He has extensive experience advisin...

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Deal Marks Development for US and Chinese Banking Markets

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 1:03 AM



Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, located in Beijing, entered into an agreement with The Bank of East Asia (BEA), to purchase an 80% common equity stake in BEA’s subsidiary bank based in New York. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the world’s largest bank in terms of market capitalization and profita...

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PRC Nationals: When is it Time to go Home?

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Posted on January 21, 2011 at 6:01 AM



Since the economic recession of recent years, PRC nationals practicing in America or the UK face a dilemma. With the job market being so competitive since the crash, it has become increasingly harder for Chinese nationals to get and keep a job in the US/UK at top firms. With pressures from these firms, the economic envi...

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UPDATED: Leverage Firms’ Willingness to Negotiate, Get the Best Expat Package in Asia

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 7:12 PM



Following the last two years of salary freezes and lowered bonus structures, ex-pat packages in China and Japan have become a hot topic among U.S. and U.K. attorneys looking to relocate from the U.S. and U.K. to Asia. The top firms have weathered the economic crisis just fine according to data gathered by ALB Legal News...

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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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Upcoming Events and CLE Courses

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Posted on December 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM



Cypress has found the following courses and events for lawyers looking to increase their knowledge on the Asian legal market, while also taking care of their CLE requirements.  Please follow the links if you would like to know more:ASIA-RELATED CLE OPPORTUNITIESThe Third Annual FCPA Update, Current SEC and DOJ Enforceme...

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Partner Moves- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Norton Rose has further enhanced its Beijing firm after having hired corporate partner Michael Yu from Global Law Office. This hire truly strengthens the firm’s increasing push into the Asian Market.  Yu has corporate expertise in M&A work, IPOs and private placements. His addition to the firm will take the headcoun...

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