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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Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM



The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their...

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Blake Dawson opens doors for more Aussie firms in Japan

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Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM



Blake Dawson, who became the first Australian firm in Japan when it officially opened its doors in April, may be paving the way for other Australian firms to do the same. After announcing its intentions late last year, the firm coordinated with the Japanese Ministry of Justice to obtain regulatory approvals and secured...

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Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Office Openings - 10/29/09

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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Blake Dawson recently announced the opening of a Tokyo office early next year, which will make it the first Australian firm with an office in Japan. The office will be led by recently promoted Asia international partner Natsuko Ogawa, formerly based in Melbourne, and will consist of three other lawyers who are current...

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Deal Watch - 6/24/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Blake Dawson has represented China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metal Co. Ltd. on the company's acquisition of the majority of assets of the OZ Minerals Group, a transaction worth US$1.386 billion. Nick Terry, Justin Shmith, Graeme Harris, Lizzie Knight and Clare Corke advised on the deal.Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised ...

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Office Openings - 2/16/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 11:02 PM



Australian firm Blake Dawson opened an office in Singapore in January in order to strengthen its presence in Asia, create a platform for regional work there and better its ability to assist offshore clients. For the firm’s leading Hotels, Tourism and Gaming Practice, the move is long overdue and responds to growing clie...

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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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