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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/17/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 3:11 AM



Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, who joined the firm November 5, 2009 as International Arbitration Adviser at its Hong Kong office, as leading arbitrator.  His distinguished career includes over 40 years worth of experience in dispute resolution, and during the past 14 years he has solely...

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Deal Watch - 11/10/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Clifford Chance has represented Affinity Equity Partners in one of the private equity buyouts completed in China, its acquisition of a 94.2 percent stake in Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co Ltd, valued at US$200 million.  The stake was acquired through Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technolog...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Simmons & Simmons corporate partner Henry Ong as a partner in their Hong Kong corporate department. Ong specializes in advising on transactions involving public companies in Hong Kong, but also has in depth knowledge on a range of complex M&A transactions and security of...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/20/09

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Fifteen Asia-based Clifford Chance lawyers have been promoted to senior associate with most of them from the corporate and finance practices. Seven of those fifteen associates started working at the firm in September 2003.The promoted individuals are Wang Zhong from the Beijing office; Katherine Ke and Paula Liu in Shan...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 7/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 11:07 PM



Mao Guowei, Gu Jingi and Oiu Weixin have joined the Chinese firm AllBright from Jinmao Kaide.Balbir Bindra has joined the Hong Kong office of Gide Loyrette Nouel from Sidley Austin.Clifford Chance has appointed Nish Shetty as partner in its Singapore office. Mr. Shetty will join the office in August.Clive Cook has been ...

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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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Office Openings - 6/15/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM



DLA Piper now has offices in every Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) jurisdiction with its new office in Bahrain. The office with be managed by Alex Saleh, the managing partner in Kuwait who will split his time between the two offices. Other international firms with offices in Bahrain include Baker & McKenzie, Norton ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/27/09

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Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:05 PM



Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, has promoted David Smyth to Managing Partner of its China and Hong Kong practices.  This move, along with the recent relocation of two partners to the Singapore office, is part of the firm’s effort to further develop their Asian practice group.DLA Piper has made Harris Chan a partner in the fi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/5/09

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 7:05 PM



Herbert Smith has launched an insolvency and restructuring practice based in Hong Kong, which will be led by Michael Barker, formerly at Appleby.  Prior to his work at Appleby, Mr. Barker was the head of Freshfield’s Asia regional insolvency and restructuring group.DLA Piper is scheduled to bring on Pattie Walsh in Augu...

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