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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Freshfields’s New ‘Milestones’ System Delayed

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



The debut of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new associate development system has been delayed till 2011, and bonuses will be paid as usual in 2010. The next performance evaluation period in spring 2010 will be loosely based around the new ‘career milestone' system, but it will have no effect on pay, bonuses or career ...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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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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Deal Watch - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has assisted OCBC Bank in regards to its acquisition of ING Asia Private Bank worth US$1.46 billion from ING Bank. Partners Kay Ian Ng, Jack Wang, Melissa Thomas, David Higgins, and Elaine Williams led the team.-Latham & Watkins has advised DBS Bank Ltd, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corpor...

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