Asia Jobs of the Week - 6/11/2010

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Posted on June 11, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Corporate Associates – China: BeijingThis top international firm is seeking corporate associates for its Beijing office. Candidates must be dedicated workers with an ability to provide clients with excellent service. Must have outstanding academic credentials, work experience at a reputable firm, and excellent legal wri...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/13/2010

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Clifford Chance has promoted five Asia-based lawyers to partner as part of its annual promotions.  Cameron Hassall (arbitration & commercial litigation, Hong Kong), Leng-Fong Lai (capital markets and structured finance, Tokyo), Ho Han Ming (funds & corporate, Singapore), James Abbott (dispute resolution & li...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/21/2010

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Posted on April 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM



Nishimura & Asahi, one of Tokyo’s Big Four firms, has hired former Japanese ministry of justice official Takashi Shibuya as a counsel. His specializes in corporate and criminal law, but he will work across a number of practices, with a focus on corporate crisis management.----Clifford Chance has promoted Geraint Hu...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/24/10

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Posted on February 25, 2010 at 1:02 AM



Clifford Chance has appointed Alan Kitchin as head of its Toyko corporate and projects practice after hiring him away from Ashurst where he was the founder of the Tokyo branch. Kitchin will join an existing team of three partners next month. Clifford Chance’s previous Tokyo corporate head Paul O’Regan left the firm at t...

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Office Openings - 1/20/2010

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Posted on January 20, 2010 at 6:01 PM



K&L Gates LLP has opened two new offices in Tokyo and Moscow, continuing last year's international expansion in which the firm launched offices in Frankfurt, Singapore and Dubai.The Tokyo office will initially focus on corporate and international finance, mergers & acquisitions, banking, private equity, real est...

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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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Simmons & Simmons Pulls Out of Russia

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Simmons & Simmons is leaving Russia only a little more than two years after opening its Moscow office. If the closure is approved in a vote this week, the firm will immediately start shutting the office down. The office head, capital markets partner Tony Smith, will relocate to London in December. The firm stated ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Simmons & Simmons corporate partner Henry Ong as a partner in their Hong Kong corporate department. Ong specializes in advising on transactions involving public companies in Hong Kong, but also has in depth knowledge on a range of complex M&A transactions and security of...

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