Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Linklaters' Asia managing partner Zili Shao will leave the firm at the end of January to become chairman and CEO of JP Morgan's China businesses.  He has been Asia managing partner since May, when after an election he replaced Giles White.Shao specializes in M&A and private equity investments, and in his new positio...

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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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Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins Lead Dubai World Restructuring

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 12:12 AM



Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins are advising on the restructuring of Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate responsible for some of the Middle East's most high- profile projects.  On November 25, The Dubai state asked the creditors of Dubai World for a six-month debt standstill on the company's liabilities ...

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Deal Watch - 11/18/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented a Goldman Sachs International, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as initial purchasers in regards to Noble Group Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S global offering worth US$850 million. Hong Kong-based ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/17/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 3:11 AM



Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, who joined the firm November 5, 2009 as International Arbitration Adviser at its Hong Kong office, as leading arbitrator.  His distinguished career includes over 40 years worth of experience in dispute resolution, and during the past 14 years he has solely...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/11/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM



Allen & Overy has enticed Mallesons’s Hong Kong-based white collar crime specialist Simon Clarke to join its Hong Kong office, however, the terms and timing of Clarke’s departure are still being discussed. He has been a partner with Mallesons since 2004 and concentrates on complex commercial litigation. With Simon ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/29/09

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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Mao Rong, corporate counsel to Kodak in China, has joined the Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP at its Beijing office. Rong was at Kodak for a decade as a member of the Kodak’s leadership team and as Director of Legal Affairs for the Asia Pacific region. As a member of the leadership team, she worked closely with the manag...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/20/09

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Fifteen Asia-based Clifford Chance lawyers have been promoted to senior associate with most of them from the corporate and finance practices. Seven of those fifteen associates started working at the firm in September 2003.The promoted individuals are Wang Zhong from the Beijing office; Katherine Ke and Paula Liu in Shan...

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Office Openings - 10/13/09

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Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



Ian Sheridan, former general counsel of boutique investment bank Fox-Pitt Kelton, has set up the London Scottish Partnership, which will function in the Chinese legal market serving financial institutions and corporate clients. Sheridan states, “There are a lot of opportunities for UK lawyers in China. It will take tim...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/13/09

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Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



Ashurst has relocated partner Nick Williamson, a corporate specialist, to its Abu Dhabi office—the firm’s third partner in Abu Dhabi. Williamson’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate finance, with an emphasis on equity capital markets. He is also knowledgeable about the energy and natural resources sector, which s...

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