Deal Watch 7/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM



Allen & Gldhill Advise on LMIR Trust IssueLippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIR Trust) issued a S$750 million (US$ 596 million) guaranteed Euro medium term note programme. Standard Chartered Bank acted as the sole arranger of the programme and sole book-runner of the notes. HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Sing...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 7/20/12

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM



Jade & Fountain Hires 2 New PartnersJade & Fountain hired corporate partners Winston Li in their Shanghai office and Brad Shu in their Beijing office. Li previously worked at Horizon Law Firm, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, and Thacher Proffitt & Wood before joining Jade & Fountain. He has experience with fina...

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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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The Rise of Renminbi Private Equity Funds

by: Serhan Ayhan

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 6:06 PM



With over $20 billion raised in 2011, renminbi private equity funds are the world’s fastest-growing major pool of discretionary investment funds. These funds play an increasingly vital role in allocating capital to China’s best entrepreneurial companies.China has stepped-up efforts to develop homegrown firms, such as Be...

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Dewey & LeBoeuf Files for Bankruptcy

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM



On Monday May 24th, 2012, Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing debt of $245 million and assets of $193 million in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Togut Segal & Segal’s, Managing Partner Albert Togut represented Dewey & LeBoeuf as bankruptcy counsel. Joff Mitchell from Zolfo Cooper...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM



      Cadwalader Hires Special CounselCadwalader has expanded its finance and M&A capabilities in China with the hiring of Special Council Jie Huang. Huang, who was hired from Telstra Corp, has expertise in M&A, private equity, U.S. securities law work, and other compliance and regulatory matters in Asia. At Tel...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       S&R Associates Promotes 2 PartnersS&R Associates have increased their number of partners from 5 to 7, promoting Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan in New Delhi and Bhakta Patnaik in Mumbai. Patnaik, previously an associate at Linklaters in Singapore, advises on capital markets, M&A, corporate and debt restructu...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DLA Asia Pacific Gains New Managing DirectorPartner and group head of finance and projects, Bob Charlton, will be the new managing director of DLA Piper Asia Pacific as of May 1, 2012. He is replacing Alastair Da Costa who is leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics. Charlton is highly...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM



       Foley Hires Co-Chair from Pryor CashmanSelig Sacks, former co-chair of Pryor Cashman’s China practice and head of  it’s corporate group, was hired by Foley & Lardner as their new co-chair for their U.S. –China corporate practice. This move will bolster Foley’s transactional and securities practice with Sacks ...

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Office Openings 3/27/11

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM



       Curtis Open Office in KuwaitIn association with local firm Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Cost & Mosle opened a new office in Kuwait. Partner David Pfeiffer will head the office. Curtis is the 3rd international law firm to become involved with Kuwait following DLA Piper and S...

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