Deals of the Week 11/30/2012

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM



Sullivan & Cromwell is representing Ally Financial Inc (US) in the sale of operations in Europe and Latin America and its share in a joint venture in China to General motors financial company Inc (US) for approximately US$4.2 billion. Partners C Andrew Gerlach and Jay Clayton led the transaction which was announced ...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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ALB Japan and SE Law Awards 2011 - Nominees

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB has announced the nominees for the ALB Japan Law Awards 2011, which will take place June 22, 2011 in Tokyo. For details on the event, click here.Of the nominees, Japan's Big Four law firms - Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Nishimura & Asahi - vie f...

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ALB Japan Law Awards: Nominations Announced

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 6:03 PM



Rivalry arose amongst Tokyo based international firms on the night of nights for Japan’s legal fraternity: The ALB Japan Law Awards, 2011. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, and Nishimura & Asahi – Japan’s four big law firms competed for top spot in up to 18 ...

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6th Annual ALB Japan Law Awards Nominees Announced

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM



The nominees for the sixth annual ALB Japan Awards 2010 have been announced, and the winners will be announced at the black-tie gala event at the Ritz Carlton, Toyko on May 28th in front of a sellout crowd of over 200 of Japan’s most prominent in-house counsel, investment bankers and business leaders. The Awards consist...

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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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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Office Openings - 12/11/09

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Posted on December 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM



Nishimura & Asahi, the largest of the Japanese “big four”, will open an office in Beijing and has also allied with Soga, Uryu & Itoga in an effort to target the Chinese market. The Beijing office is planned to launch May 2010, and Nishimura has also formed an East Asia practice in anticipation of the launch. Par...

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Deal Watch - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Freshfields recently advised Grand Point Investment Limited in its 56.1% acquisition of Tianjin Port Company Limited. On the other side, K&L Gates advised Tianjing Port Development Holdings in the deal, which was worth about US$1,807.00 m.Lee & Co advised Shanghai POSCO E&C Real Estate Development while law ...

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