Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/15/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Skadden has hired Julie Gao from Latham & Watkins. Her appointment will be seen as a move to further strengthen Skadden’s Asia practice following last month’s relocation of three lawyers. Ms. Gao joined Latham in 1998 and was made a partner in 2006. She has experience representing financial institutions, investment...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/20/09

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Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:05 PM



Skadden has announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific International Arbitration and Litigation practice, and has relocated UK-based partner Paul Mitchard QC to Hong Kong to head up the practice.Former Linklaters associate, Andy Liao was appointed partner at the Shanghai law firm, HHP Attorneys At Law.  Mr. Liao will ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



Fulbright & Jaworski has brought six attorneys to its Hong Kong office. These include three associates, one of counsel, and two partners (Stefan Ricketts and Richard Hill). Ricketts is experienced in different matters such as oil and gas and infrastructure development arenas, including public and private cross borde...

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Deal Watch - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Clifford Chance recently advised UBS on the largest Hong Kong IPO offering this year. Lovells advised the company, Chinese liquor distributor Silver Base, offering the IPO. The lead lawyers in Clifford were corporate finance partner Amy Lo taking lead role and US law partner Alex Lloyd. Lovells was led by Hong Kong capi...

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Deal Watch - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Freshfields recently advised Grand Point Investment Limited in its 56.1% acquisition of Tianjin Port Company Limited. On the other side, K&L Gates advised Tianjing Port Development Holdings in the deal, which was worth about US$1,807.00 m.Lee & Co advised Shanghai POSCO E&C Real Estate Development while law ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Norton Rose has brought in Donald Francoeur as a senior counsel for its banking and finance practice in Riyadh. Francoeur was formerly at the Qatar firm Gebran Majdalany. He also has previously worked in Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain as well as Stikeman Elliot’s office in Montreal. Norton Rose wants to take advan...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM



Corporate partner Simon Marchant will be replacing Perry Noble in the role Freshfields' Asia regional managing partner. Marchant previously was the head of the firm’s energy and natural resources practice, and additionally focused on the telecoms, media, and technology practice. He has also been on the firm’s partnershi...

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State of the Market Report

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM



Even if Your Ship Isn't Sinking, it Could be Time to Jump - An Analysis of Hiring Trends in Overseas Legal MarketsNo one would deny that in the past few months the legal job market has been less than robust.  A few weeks ago 317 attorneys were laid off in a single day.  Legal hiring has undeniably suffered under the wei...

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Regulatory Changes: China Opening Up to Foreign Investments, M&A Activity

by: Michelle

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Spurred on by the worldwide financial crisis, the People’s Republic of China continues to open up its markets to foreign investors, specifically to M&A activity.In conditionally approving the InBev - Anheuser-Busch merger, and allowing the creation of the world's largest brewer, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chine...

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Deal Watch - 2/13/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 5:02 PM



Freshfields represented Anheuser-Busch Inbev in selling its 19.99% equity in China’s Tsingtao Brewery to Japan’s Asahi Brewery. Anheuser-Busch still maintains a 7% minority stake in Tsingtao, but with this deal, Asahi Brewery will be Tsingtao Brewery’s second largest shareholder. Freshfield lawyers Robert Ashworth and T...

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