South Korea Update: What Does the KORUS Hold For US and UK Law Firms

by: Serhan Ayhan

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM



South Korea’s economy has prospered, seeing a $2.2 million trade surplus in April and $2.4 million in May since the KORUS free trade agreement was signed.US firms such as Cleary Gottlieb and Paul Hastings were among the first to announce thDLat they would be opening Seoul offices following the FTA.The trade deal has alr...

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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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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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PRC and US Firms Take Aim in Hong Kong

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



As capital markets continues to boom in Hong Kong, firms from mainland China and the US are starting to fight for a piece of the market.  Shanghai-based, AllBright Law is the most recent PRC firm to enter the market, following in the footsteps of King & Wood, Jun he Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. AllBright par...

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Partner Moves - 1/17/11

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 5:01 PM



The head of King & Wood’s taxation practice Stephen Nelson has made a lateral move to join DLA Piper in Hong Kong as a new partner of its Asian tax practice. In addition to heading King & Wood’s tax practice, Nelson was also the co-head of the PRC firm’s corporate group. Nelson, who has practiced in China for mo...

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Representative Deals of 2009 in Asia

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM



The top deals in Asia last year reveal that practicing corporate law in Asia continues to be a lucrative career choice, with the big firms doing billions worth of business in China, Japan and India.Some of the biggest deals were initial public offerings. Haiwen & Partners represented China State Construction Enginee...

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Deal Watch - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented JP Morgan Securities Ltd as sole dealer manager in regards to a cash tender offer by Noble Group Limited to acquire up to approximately US$488 million of its outstanding US$680 million 6.625% senior notes due 2015. The firm’s team was led by Hong Kong-based partner William F...

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Deal Watch - 11/18/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented a Goldman Sachs International, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as initial purchasers in regards to Noble Group Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S global offering worth US$850 million. Hong Kong-based ...

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Deal Watch - 8/24/09

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Posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:08 PM



Baker & McKenzie counseled Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc in their combined acquisition of a 10 percent stake in the Chinese power company Gemeng International Energy Co Ltd.  Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc purchased their respective 7 percent...

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Deal Watch - 6/30/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:06 PM



Herbert Smith has advised on seven share placements, four of which were led by corporate partner John Moore from the Hong Kong office. They included:Advising Citi and Goldman Sachs as joint bookrunners on the placement of 120.29 million shares for Li & Fung Limited. The transaction was worth HK$2.68 billion.Advising...

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