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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Deal Watch 8/25/11

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Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp in its $5billion US Commercial Paper Program where Oversea-China may be in a position to issue unsecured commercial paper notes. Tan Tze Gay, Glenn Foo, and Sunit Chhabra, all partners, led the deal.Allen & Gledhill advised Pacific One Energy in its mandatory...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/21/11

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM



Reed Smith has hired Jay Yan, who previously was the head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office, for their new Shanghai office which launched earlier in July.  Having worked in Shanghai for 15 years, Yan’s experience in M & A, foreign exchange control in China, litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, c...

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Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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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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Paul Hastings plans South Korea Expansion

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Posted on June 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM



US-based law firm, Paul Hastings, is planning an expansion to South Korea, citing the increase in M&A and capital markets activity that we have seen in the past few years.However, this expansion (their destination is Seoul) has not been so easy to pursue. Due to the current restriction on foreign law firms in Sou...

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Clifford Chance and DLA Piper Open in Australia

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM



Clifford Chance and DLA are open for business in Australia, as both firms formally commenced operations on the first of May. The move comes after months of negotiations from each firm, respectively. Clifford Chance's move to Australia comes with a merge of two boutique law firms, Chang, Pistill & Simmons in Syndne...

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Partner Moves - 4/20/2011

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Posted on April 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM



K&L Gates has appointed Sergey J Milanov as a corporate partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Milanov joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. He has a broad corporate and finance practice that focuses on Japanese clients investing and doing business in Russia, encompassing M&A, joint ventures, and project a...

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Office Openings - 4/12/2011

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Marine firm Ince & Co is moving into the domestic Singaporean market, consolidating an alliance with local firm Incisive Law. According to the firm, the launch of Ince Law Alliance anticipates offering Singaporean and English legal advice, and represents clients in both the Singapore Courts and in domestic and inter...

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Pay Gaps Widen In Major Law Firms

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Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM



This week Washington litigator Jamie Wareham left Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in favor of an annual salary of $5 million at DLA Piper, a significant pay raise. This recent hire is part of a growing trend on the part of major law firms of dedicating the majority of their resources to the strategic hiring of pro...

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