Office Openings 3/27/11

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM



       Curtis Open Office in KuwaitIn association with local firm Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Cost & Mosle opened a new office in Kuwait. Partner David Pfeiffer will head the office. Curtis is the 3rd international law firm to become involved with Kuwait following DLA Piper and S...

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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Simmons & Simmons has recently appointed Eric Lin as a partner.  Lin formerly was a senior associate at Allen & Overy of Beijing.  Lin has experience working with both Chinese and European clients in areas of international Chinese investments.  Lin has specific experience in finance projects, energy and infrastr...

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UPDATED: Leverage Firms’ Willingness to Negotiate, Get the Best Expat Package in Asia

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 7:12 PM



Following the last two years of salary freezes and lowered bonus structures, ex-pat packages in China and Japan have become a hot topic among U.S. and U.K. attorneys looking to relocate from the U.S. and U.K. to Asia. The top firms have weathered the economic crisis just fine according to data gathered by ALB Legal News...

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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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China and India: Dominant Exporters to UAE

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM



China and India have become the leading suppliers of goods to the United Arab Emirates. India exported a record 61.5 billion dirhams (about 16.7 billion dollars) worth of goods to the UAE in 2009 while China exported 47.8 billion dirhams (about 13 billion dollars) to UAE last year, totaling 109.3 billion dirhams. Import...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 7/20/2010

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Posted on July 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM



 Baker & McKenzie has hired Paul Elliott as the firm’s Asia Pacific Head of Project Finance. Elliot has extensive expertise advising clients on project, structured and cross-border financings, along with debt restructuring, in the power, oil, gas & petrochemicals, telecoms, transportation and water industries. H...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/28/2010

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



Lovells has promoted 21 new partners across its offices, the largest number of its lawyers promoted to partner since 2007 when it made up 13 lawyers to partner, before it rebrands and merges with US firm Hogan & Hartson in May. Six of the new partners are from Asia and the Middle East. The new partners will be offic...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/16/2010

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM



Paul Hastings has appointed Toshiyuki Arai as chair of its Tokyo branch.  Arai has been with the firm for almost 20 years and specializes in the cross-border investment and M&A.   With his new position, Arai will oversee the strategic development of the firm's considerable but expanding Tokyo base.------White &a...

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