Partner Watch & Promotions- 6/10/2010

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Nixon Peabody has appointed David Cheng, a partner in the firm’s tax controversies and litigation team, to the role of chair and Managing Partner of the firm’s china and Asia Pacific practice. This follows former chair Henry Liu’s defection to DLA Piper. Cheng, who now spends the majority of his time in the firm’s Shang...

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Deal Watch - 5/12/2010

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Posted on May 12, 2010 at 2:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as underwriters in respect of the US $601 million top-up placement by COSCO Pacific Limited, a major container terminal operator in Hong Kong.  The funds will be used to support the company's US$520 million acquisition of an additional 13.7 percent stake in the Yan...

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Questions about Counsel Position

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Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM



Questions have been raised about the use of the counsel position as a promotion for associate lawyers including whether or not these promotions are good for the lawyer, firm and client?Some recently promoted counsel are David Lam of Clifford Chance, Gerhard Radtke of Davis Polk, Jenny Liu of DLA Piper, Karen Yan of Lath...

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Deal Watch - 4/21/2010

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Posted on April 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM



Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell were involved in Chapdelaine & Co sale of a controlling interest to PFH Partnership Holdings. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised PFH Partnership and Hong Kong partner Brian Stadler led the advising team. Sullivan & Cromwell assisted Chapdelaine &...

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Deal Watch - 3/9/10

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Posted on March 10, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP have represented Barclays Bank PLC, Nomura International plc and Standard Chartered Bank as initial purchasers in respect of the US$350 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) Limited (Star Energy) of its 11.5 percent secured high-yield notes due 201...

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Deal Watch - 2/10/10

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Posted on February 10, 2010 at 3:02 PM



DLA Piper, Clifford Chance, and Woo Kwan Lee & Lo have advised on the first takeover of a Hong Kong-listed company by a mainland brokerage. Hai Tong Financial, subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Hai Tong Securities, the second largest securities firm in China by assets, acquired Taifook Securities, the largest brokerage ...

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DLA Piper to Assist in the Creation of China’s Largest Software Company

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Posted on December 26, 2009 at 5:12 PM



DLA Piper announced last week that the firm is representing AsiaInfo Holdings, Inc in its merge with Linkage Technologies International Holdings Limited. AsiaInfo is a NASDAQ-listed provider of telecom software solutions and IT security products and services in China, serving, among others, China’s three telecom operato...

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Deal Watch - 12/15/09

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



DLA Piper has advised full service investment bank Roth Capital Partners LLC as underwriter and sole book runner in connection to the $39.675 million stock offering on NASDAQ by QKL Stores Inc, a leading regional supermarket chain in Northeast China. Partners Rocky Lee and Steven Liu helped advise. DLA Piper has also r...

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Middle East Lawyers Calm Through Dubai Crisis

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Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM



Even with the surprise announcement by Dubai World that it wanted to delay debt repayments, which led to widespread panic, Middle East lawyers are downplaying the effects of it on Dubai’s future.Dubai World, a state-backed conglomerate in charge of some of the Middle East’s largest projects, has approximately $60 billio...

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DLA Piper To Overhaul Partnership Model with Help from PricewaterCoopers

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Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:12 PM



DLA Piper has contacted PricewaterCoopers to help it usher in sweeping changes in its partnership model at its UK and international offices, excluding the US ones. The goal for the reforms is to substantially improve transparency for the entire partnership but especially the senior lawyers. The partnership structure ref...

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