Partner Moves -- 11/23/2010

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Posted on November 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM



King & Spalding hired Rizwan Kanji to help lead the firm’s debt capital markets and sukuk practice. His previous experience includes advising several recent landmark sukuk and conventional transactions, such as the first Turkish sukuk of US$100m by Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi in August 2010. AsiaLegalBusiness report...

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Office Openings 6/2/2010

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Posted on June 2, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Bird & Bird is set to open an office in Abu Dhabi, its first in the Middle Eastern region.  The firm hopes to be licenses by the end of the summer and will begin by focusing on the TMT, healthcare and life sciences, aviation and aerospace, clean technology and energy sectors. Corporate Partner Mark Pinder will lead ...

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Deal Watch - 2/23/10

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Posted on February 24, 2010 at 2:02 AM



Linklaters has represented Morgan Stanley, UBS and VTB Capital as the joint lead managers on OAO TMK’s convertible bond issue – the first by a Russian-incorporated company for several years. OAO TMK is one of the world’s largest steel pipe producers. The five-year bond was issued to refinance debt. The advising team was...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/2/09

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Posted on September 3, 2009 at 1:09 AM



ATMD Bird & Bird has brought in Boey Swee Siang from Rajah & Tann as partner in the firm's Singapore dispute resolution practice.  Swee Siang's 13 years of experience in dispute resolution have included cases in cross-border insolvency, defamation and medical negligence.--Colin Ng & Partners LLP has appointe...

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Partner Movement in Asia Continues to Build Momentum

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Partner-level candidates continue to find opportunities in new office openings in Asia as U.S. and British firms push further into the market. Despite the grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to hire in Asia. Much of this trend i...

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Asia Office Openings Review 2008

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM



Last year there were over 30 law office openings in Asia.November*  Loeb & Loeb opened an office in Beijing.*  Bird & Bird opened a Shanghai office.*  Winston & Strawn announced new office in Hong Kong, as well as plans for future Beijing and Shanghai offices.*  Goodwin Proctor announced new office opening i...

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Office Openings - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



Proskauer Rose LLP announced the continuation of its Asian expansion with the firm's move into office space in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district. "We are very excited to solidify our presence in Asia with this move," said Yuval Tal, resident partner in the firm's Hong Kong office. "This provides not jus...

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Office Openings - 12/22/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 4:12 PM



Orrick is looking launch two offices in the Middle East While there is no firm timeframe in place for the launch, Orrick Herrington & ­Sutcliffe is planning to open new offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that discussions are moving quickly.  The US firm’s chairman Ralph Baxter has been quoted by the lawyer.com sayi...

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Office Openings - 12/10/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 10, 2008 at 10:12 PM



US-based international law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges announces the official launch of their Dubai office upon receiving a license to practice law in the country. The firm’s European coordinating partner Joe Tortorici will relocate from Prague to lead the practice.Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to relaunc...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/30/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 8:10 PM



•    Bird & Bird has announced the appointment of Matthew Wong as a corporate partner in Hong Kong. Wong was previously at the local office of K&L Gates and focuses his practice in private equity, M&A and corporate finance. In addition to transactions, he has also advised investment managers on obtaining nec...

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