Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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PRC and US Firms Take Aim in Hong Kong

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



As capital markets continues to boom in Hong Kong, firms from mainland China and the US are starting to fight for a piece of the market.  Shanghai-based, AllBright Law is the most recent PRC firm to enter the market, following in the footsteps of King & Wood, Jun he Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. AllBright par...

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Simpson Thacher to launch Hong Kong law practice

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced it will launch a Hong Kong law practice later this year. According to the press release, the firm will bring on partners Celia Lam and Christopher Wong, currently at the Hong Kong offices of Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, respectively.The firm hopes the launc...

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ALB China Law Awards 2011 Winners

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB China Law awards were held in the middle of April and the winners have been announced!Among the many categories, a few notable winners in the Law Firm of the Year categories include, King & Wood (Banking), Baker & McKenzie (International Arbitration), Fangda (PE) and CCPIT (IP), to name a few. Also winners ...

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Partner Moves - 11/1/2010

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Posted on November 2, 2010 at 8:11 PM



Winston & Strawn LLP has hired Jem Li as managing partner of its Beijing office in expansion of its China transactional capabilities. Having practiced in China since 2004, Li is known as one of China’s most active international lawyers, and has advised various mining rights investments globally. Li has experience in...

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Partner Moves- 8/25/2010

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Posted on August 25, 2010 at 8:08 PM



Partner Dixon Hearder joined Baker & McKenzie Sydney’s tax practice. He was formerly a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and led the tax practice in their Sydney office. Dixon’s tax experience includes an expertise in stamp duty and transfer pricing in regards to advising Australian and international clients on Au...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/21/2010

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Posted on May 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM



Jun He has hired three IP partners from leading US firms in preparation for opening a new office in Silicon Valley. Two of the new partners joining Jun He are James Zhu and Zoe Wang, who previously served as Beijing and Shanghai managing partners respectively of Seattle-based firm Perkins Coie. The third new partner is ...

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Deal Watch- 5/4/2010

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM



Clifford Chance has advised funds advised by CVC Asia Pacific Ltd in connection to their HK$1.7 billion (US$220m) investment in Sun Hung Kai Financial, the leading non-bank financial institution in Hong Kong. CVC will make the investment in HKSE-listed Sun Hung Kai & Co Limited through the subscription of mandatory ...

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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