Office Openings 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Grandall Legal Group has opened its tenth office in Ningbo, China. With this opening, Grandall has three offices in the Yangtze River Delta region. The Ningbo office will differentiate itself from the other two offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou by focusing on shipping and property insurance, and general corporate and int...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Henry Liu, a former Heller Ehrman partner, joins Nixon Peabody to lead its China practice.Grandfield Law Offices strengthens its expertise in commercial legal services and its IP practice in China. New partner Yang Sidong extensive experience in IP, as he was the founder and former direct of China’s first private patent...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM

A former director at private equity investor Actis joins O’Melveny & Myers LLP Asia practice as partner. Dean Collins will be a member of the firm’s securitization practice group and the firm’s investment funds. He has been as a tenured funds formation lawyer at an international law firm, advising customers on corpo...

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Office Openings - 1/26/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has, as of January 26, 2009, formally openedits Dubai office, the firm's first in the Middle East. The openingprovides the firm with a base of operations to serve its clientswithin the region, as well as new clients throughout the world withbusiness interests in the Middle East.  Joseph Tortor...

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Deal Watch - 12/18/08

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Mayer Brown JSM acted for Hempel AG on the conditional buy-out of its joint venture partner China Merchant Holdings (International) Co Ltd in Hempel-Hai Hong. The total consideration for the sale of the sale shares, the assignment of the joint venture IP rights and the grant of all other rights to Hempel was over HK$1.1...

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Asia Market Watch - Checking in With Asia/Middle East Project Finance Groups

by: Richard

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Project finance is one of the most attractive areas of finance law.  Large tangible results, multifaceted deals involving numerous parties and languages, and a gigantic number after the dollar sign – What’s not to like?So the question remains: with most of the finance world suffering, are our project finance colleagues ...

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IT LIVES! The Cypress Recruiting Japan Guide is Live!

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:12 PM

You might have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here lately, and, yes, things have been a bit slow...But here's why:  The Cypress Guide to Law Firms in Japan is live, at  Go, look, enjoy, comment (of course, you do still have to be registered to view it, but, really, it is a small price t...

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