Office Openings- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Lee Eng Beng, the new managing director of Rajah & Tann, will take control of the Singapore firm and aims to expand the proportion of turnover derived overseas to 50 percent in five years. Lee will take over as managing partner from October 1st, 2010.  The firm currently has offices in Shanghai, Laos and Kuala Lampu...

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Citi Expands Investor Sales Teams Across Asia-Pacific

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Citigroup has hired several key employees in order to strengthen its investor sales across the Asia-Pacific. These hirings include Smith Smithangura, Jeff Zhang, Dehua Shen, and Stephenni Xie.Smithangura has joined as a director in Citi’s Singapore office. He will work closely with G10 rates sales and onshore inv...

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Office Openings- 9/20/2010

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Posted on September 20, 2010 at 8:09 PM



Jade & Fountain has announced the opening of its Beijing office in the Beijing Oriental Plaza in order to meet the growing service demands in Beijing and Northern China. The firm was established in 1985, this year marking its 25th anniversary, coinciding with the opening of the new office. The office will initiall...

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Deal Watch - 9/14/2010

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Posted on September 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM



Allen & Overy, led by Hong Kong-based US law partner James Grandolfo, has advised UBS AG as the sole lead manager on issuing US$500m 6.5 percent guaranteed notes due 2017 by Alliance Global Group Cayman Islands Inc. The issue was guaranteed by Alliance Global Group Inc, one of the Philippines' largest conglomerates ...

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Deal Watch - 9/9/2010

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Posted on September 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM



Shearman & Sterling, led by Hong Kong capital markets partner Matthew Bersani, represented the Aditya Birla Group (ABG) on the two-phased restructuring of its cement business completed on August 26th, 2010. In the first phase, the cement business of Grasim Industries Limited, a part of ABG, was demerged into Samrudd...

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Partner Moves - 9/8/2010

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Posted on September 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has hired former Goldman Sachs managing director, Steve Winegar, as a partner to its Hong Kong office. Winegar worked at Goldman Sachs for the 12 years. He started off in New York, and eventually, in 2005, moved on to lead the legal coverage team for investment banking, capital marke...

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Upcoming Event: RMB Rising Seminar: What Do the Recent Moves Toward Yuan Liberalization Signify?

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Posted on September 2, 2010 at 11:09 PM



On October 26, 2010, the RMB Rising Seminar: What Do the Recent Moves Toward Yuan Liberalization Signify? will be held at the Renaissance Harbour View, Hong Kong. Hosted by FinanceAsia, there will be numerous industry experts, including leading investors and bankers, speaking throughout the day on the implications of re...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/2/2010

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Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Allen & Overy has relocated London partner Gary McLean to Hong Kong and has named him head of the firm's Asia-Pacific corporate practice. The move underscores the firm's expanded corporate presence across Asia, which includes their recent office openings in Jakarta and Australia. Mr. McLean, who has been with A&am...

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Office Openings - 9/1/2010

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Posted on September 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will launch a new office in Hong Kong, its second in Asia after opening a Shanghai office in 2008. The new office will include Weiheng Chen, recently hired from Milbank, who has been named as the Co-head of Wilson Sonsini's China practice. Mr. Chen will work in collaboration with t...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 8/18/2010

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Posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:08 PM



K&L Gates has bolstered its corproate practice by adding W Rose Zhu to its Beijing office. Zhu, who is leaving Allen & Overy LLP, recently led the team that advised on the global offering of common shares by the Agricultural Bank of China Limited, the world's largest IPO in 2010. Zhu possesses extensive experien...

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