Partner Moves and Promotions 7/4/11

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Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Baker & McKenzie have hired Yunlong Gao, former partner at Shearman & Sterling, to join their US Securities group as a partner. While at Shearman & Sterling, Gao worked in the capital markets group. He has experience in advising Chinese companies on offshore securities offerings.Baker & McKenzie has also...

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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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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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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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Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

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Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges has represented global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in respect of their investment of approximately US$58 million in a mix of primary and secondary investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, the world's largest satellite based Digital Cinema Service and the only company in the world...

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Firms React to Japan's Quake

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM



After last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country continues to battle the disaster’s effects and ensure its population’s safety.Law firms in Tokyo are no exception, and as TheLawyer.com reported, they are concerned about the safety of their staff.Ashurst has given its staff the option to r...

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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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Partner Moves - 1/17/11

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 5:01 PM



The head of King & Wood’s taxation practice Stephen Nelson has made a lateral move to join DLA Piper in Hong Kong as a new partner of its Asian tax practice. In addition to heading King & Wood’s tax practice, Nelson was also the co-head of the PRC firm’s corporate group. Nelson, who has practiced in China for mo...

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Deal Watch - 12/15/10

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Posted on December 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM



Clifford Chance advised HSBC in the asset purchase agreement for the sale of its Asian wholesale banknotes business to United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) for a total consideration of US$15 million in cash. As part of the agreement, HSBC will also license to UOB the technology system used in connection with its Asian who...

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