Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/13/2010

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Clifford Chance has promoted five Asia-based lawyers to partner as part of its annual promotions.  Cameron Hassall (arbitration & commercial litigation, Hong Kong), Leng-Fong Lai (capital markets and structured finance, Tokyo), Ho Han Ming (funds & corporate, Singapore), James Abbott (dispute resolution & li...

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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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Hogan & Hartson Approve Merger Deal with Lovells

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Posted on December 9, 2009 at 8:12 PM



The partners at Hogan & Hartson have voted to merge with Lovells. With the successful vote, the two firms will become Hogan Lovells from May 1, 2010, forming a top 10 global practice with 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around $1.8 billion.Lovells managing partner David Harris and Hogan chairman Warren Gorrell will be...

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Deal Watch - 12/06/09

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Posted on December 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Clifford Chance has assisted on two Hong Kong IPOs, led by partner Amy Lo assisted by Rupert Li:· China Minsheng Bank did an IPO that raised US$3.9 billion and became listed on the HKSE. The firm advised on Hong Kong and US law aspects of the global offering.· Chiina Longyuan Power’s IPO was worth about US$...

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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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Hogan Lovells Model to Maintain Two Profit Centers But Align Partner Pay

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Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM



The Hogan Lovells model will maintain separate profit pools and accounting years, even with integrated governance and remuneration.  The proposed structure for the merger between Lovells and Hogan & Hartson would have the firms maintain separate partnerships in the US and UK/international.  It would also likely inc...

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Lovells and Hogan & Hartson Decide on New Name

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Lovells and Hogan & Hartson have chosen to rebrand as Hogan Lovells if partners at both firms approve of the merger deal, as a document containing information about the merger sent to partners earlier this month stated.  The document also stated that the merged firm will have operational centers in London and Washin...

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Merger Between Lovells and Hogan & Hartson Given OK by Management

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Posted on November 7, 2009 at 1:11 AM



On October 29, 2009, the management of Lovells and Hogan & Hartson has declared their unanimous support of a merger between the two firms. The decision clears the way for proposals for the merger to be sent to the two partnerships. The merged firm will create a top 10 global law firm with about 2,500 lawyers in 40 ...

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Deal Watch - 10/22/09

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP assisted Merrill Lynch Far East Limited, as placing agent, in regards to the top-up placement of 80 million shares of Tianneng Power International Limited, and the placement of 30.8 million shares of Tianneng Power by management shareholders, collectively valued at about ...

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Lovells and Hogan & Hartson Discuss Merger Prospect

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM



UK firm Lovells and US firm Hogan & Hartson have been in discussions about a possible merger that could be finalized before the end of April 2010 pending both partnerships agreeing to the deal. A team from each firm is planned to be present at the other firm’s partnership meetings sometime later this year, with the...

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