Deal Watch - 7/21/2010

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Sino-Ocean Land Holdings subsidiary Sino-Ocean Land Capital Finance Limited issued a US$900m of perpetual subordinated convertible securities. The securities are treated as equity, making the negotiation of their terms and conditions complicated because the securities could not be compared to traditional convertible bon...

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Year in Review: Asia 2009

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM



The Rise of Asia Winston Churchill once said, "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." According to a recent issue of The Economist, the new economic order is in fact a resurgence of a very old one.  For 18 of the last 20 centuries Asia has accounted for over half of the world's economic output....

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Questions about Counsel Position

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Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM



Questions have been raised about the use of the counsel position as a promotion for associate lawyers including whether or not these promotions are good for the lawyer, firm and client?Some recently promoted counsel are David Lam of Clifford Chance, Gerhard Radtke of Davis Polk, Jenny Liu of DLA Piper, Karen Yan of Lath...

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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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Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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India Award Winners Announced

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Posted on April 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM



Amarchand Mangaldas won the Indian law firm of the year last night at the annual IFLR/Asialaw India awards that took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi. The firm was the most successful of the night, also receiving the award for dispute resolution and infrastructure & real estate firm of the year, as well as ...

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Office Openings - 4/14/2010

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Posted on April 14, 2010 at 4:04 AM



Latham & Watkins has allied with former White & Case Saudi sponsor Mohammed Al Sheikh and how has a branch in Riyadh. Al Sheikh’s departure from White & Case to Latham & Watkins is the fifth senior-level defection from White & Case’s Middle East operations this year, and all have been to Latham &...

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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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Deal Watch - 3/26/2010

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Posted on March 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has assisted London-based Diageo, the world’s largest alcoholic beverage company, on the purchase of a controlling stake in Chengdu Yingsheng Investment Holding, the controller of Sichuan ShuiJingFang Co Ltd, and the following general tender offer for the outstanding shares of Sichuan SJF,...

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White & Case Ends Singapore Alliance

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



White & Case has decided to end plans to merge with local alliance partner VentureLaw after being one of the six international firms granted a license to practice Singapore law last December. The firm had been allied with VentureLaw since 2003."We have agreed with Venture Law to bring our Singapore formal law allia...

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