Partner Moves & Promotions 6/29/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Clyde & Co Appoints New PartnerClyde & Co has named Michael Horn a partner in the firm’s Singapore office. Horn’s 20 years of experience comes from serving as managing director and associate general counsel of Financial Security Assurance Inc and as head of Coudert Brothers’ Jakarta and Singapore offices,...

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Partner Moves - 3/31/2011

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Posted on March 31, 2011 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates bolstered its Hong Kong corporate practice with the appointment of Maria Tan Pedersen as a corporate partner. She joins from Howrey, as a transactional and energy lawyer with corporate and commercial practice. Pedersen regularly represents Asian and other international clients in project and commercial fin...

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Norton Rose, Minter Ellison sweeten sugar production deal with loan facilities

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Posted on January 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM



Norton Rose, Minter Ellison and Allen & Gledhill have advised on the loan facilities granted to fund the acquisition of Australian sugar producer Sucrogen (formerly CSR's sugar and renewable energy business) by Wilmar International, one of the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Stock ...

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Office Openings- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Lee Eng Beng, the new managing director of Rajah & Tann, will take control of the Singapore firm and aims to expand the proportion of turnover derived overseas to 50 percent in five years. Lee will take over as managing partner from October 1st, 2010.  The firm currently has offices in Shanghai, Laos and Kuala Lampu...

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Office Openings - 9/1/2010

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Posted on September 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will launch a new office in Hong Kong, its second in Asia after opening a Shanghai office in 2008. The new office will include Weiheng Chen, recently hired from Milbank, who has been named as the Co-head of Wilson Sonsini's China practice. Mr. Chen will work in collaboration with t...

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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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Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM



The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/26/10

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 2:01 AM



Linklaters has promoted London-based partner Stuart Salt to managing partner of its Asia offices. This move comes in response to the current managing partner Zili Shao taking a position at JP Morgan, a firm client.Salt is currently the head of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) operations, but he wi...

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Deal Watch - 12/15/09

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



DLA Piper has advised full service investment bank Roth Capital Partners LLC as underwriter and sole book runner in connection to the $39.675 million stock offering on NASDAQ by QKL Stores Inc, a leading regional supermarket chain in Northeast China. Partners Rocky Lee and Steven Liu helped advise. DLA Piper has also r...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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