DLA Phillips Fox, DLA Piper announce financial integration

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Posted on January 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM



After months of industry speculation, DLA Phillips Fox and DLA Piper have finally committed to a date for financial integration of the two firms. In an official statement, both firms said that the integration would occur on May 1. The agreement, according to the statement, will be subject to the approval via partnership...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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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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Hong Kong's IPO Surge

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM



As Ernst & Young has recently reported, the current surge in Hong Kong IPOs marks a hopeful trend in economic growth that has dominated global IPO activity over the last two years. According to Bloomberg data, Hong Kong IPO activity has increased 40% this year. As of November 30th, Hong Kong raised $61.2bn in 74 I...

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Deal Watch - 10/24/2010

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Posted on October 24, 2010 at 9:10 AM



Baker & McKenzie has advised Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, PHBS Limited (PHBS) concerning PBHS’s issue and offering of 6.625 percent guaranteed perpetual capital securities. The securities are issued in an initial aggregate principle amount of US$1 billion and are...

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Partner Moves -10/20/2010

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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM



Milbank has added Mallesons Stephen Jacques Partner Dieter Yeh to its US and Hong Kong partnership, in hopes of capitalizing on Hong Kong’s 40% jump in IPO activity, and to take advantage of China’s booming deal activity. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers, and capital markets in Mainland China.  Through...

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Partner Moves- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Norton Rose has further enhanced its Beijing firm after having hired corporate partner Michael Yu from Global Law Office. This hire truly strengthens the firm’s increasing push into the Asian Market.  Yu has corporate expertise in M&A work, IPOs and private placements. His addition to the firm will take the headcoun...

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Partner Moves- 9/22/2010

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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Paul Hastings has relocated real estate partner, Derek Roth to its Hong Kong office from Los Angeles. This firm is anticipating more big-ticket deals and fund work in the near future. Roth’s addition to the firm is part of a plan to strengthen relationships in the firm’s real estate practices in Tokyo and China and to...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/2/2010

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Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Allen & Overy has relocated London partner Gary McLean to Hong Kong and has named him head of the firm's Asia-Pacific corporate practice. The move underscores the firm's expanded corporate presence across Asia, which includes their recent office openings in Jakarta and Australia. Mr. McLean, who has been with A&am...

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Deal Watch - 7/21/2010

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Sino-Ocean Land Holdings subsidiary Sino-Ocean Land Capital Finance Limited issued a US$900m of perpetual subordinated convertible securities. The securities are treated as equity, making the negotiation of their terms and conditions complicated because the securities could not be compared to traditional convertible bon...

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