Partner Moves & Promotions 4/12/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Hogan Lovells Corporate Partner Relocates to UlaanbaatarHogan Lovells has moved corporate partner Chris Melville from London to Ulaanbaatar in response to the rapidly growing economy in Mongolia.  Melville has experience in M&A, joint ventures, and corporate finance.  He will be the 2nd partner to join the of...

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Deal Watch 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DBS’s Danamon Deal DBS Group Holding, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, agreed to pay S$9.1 billion (US$7.24 billion) for Indonesia’s Bank Danamon in shares and cash. WongPartnership in Singapore, Hadiputranto of Indonesia, and Hadinoto & Partners advised DBS on this transaction that will make DBS Indonesia’s fi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



        New Corporate Partner at Skadden HKSkadden in Hong Kong hired former Paul Hastings corporate partner Christopher Betts as a corporate partner. Betts, who will join Skadden in May, will focus on M&A and capital markets and work with other corporate matters.        Clifford Chance Hires Beijing Funds Partner f...

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State of the HK IPO Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market for several years consecutively. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world’s shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamatio...

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Representative Partner Moves and Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM



With many moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a shakeup in the makeup of many of the top firms in Asia and the Middle East. Let’s see what has happened since June. [To see January through June 2011 Partner Moves see: Representative Partner Moves & Pro...

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Deal Watch 8/25/11

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Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp in its $5billion US Commercial Paper Program where Oversea-China may be in a position to issue unsecured commercial paper notes. Tan Tze Gay, Glenn Foo, and Sunit Chhabra, all partners, led the deal.Allen & Gledhill advised Pacific One Energy in its mandatory...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/21/11

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM



Reed Smith has hired Jay Yan, who previously was the head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office, for their new Shanghai office which launched earlier in July.  Having worked in Shanghai for 15 years, Yan’s experience in M & A, foreign exchange control in China, litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, c...

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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/13/11

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in an effort to revamp its Asia management team, has relocated its former US managing partner to Hong Kong. Melissa Thomas, former Shanghai managing partner and corporate specialist has been moved to Beijing managing partner. She will be replacing Nicholas French who will be moving to Lon...

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Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

by: Ira Handa

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges has represented global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in respect of their investment of approximately US$58 million in a mix of primary and secondary investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, the world's largest satellite based Digital Cinema Service and the only company in the world...

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