Partner Moves & Promotions - 8/14/09

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:08 AM



Linklaters recently brought in a new leader for its Asia investment management practice.  Relocated from London, partner Edward Smith will be working in Linklaters' Hong Kong office.  Smith specializes in private equity funds, infrastructure funds, and close-ended listed vehicles.--Norton Rose has relocated two partners...

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Norton Rose Sees New Opportunity in Australia

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Following a merger deal with Deacons, which is headquartered in Sydney, Norton Rose has become the first major British firm to break into Australia. The deal will create a £420 million turnover business and give Norton Rose 12 offices in a country that has proven unlucky for other UK firms in part due to the global econ...

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Office Openings - 6/15/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM



DLA Piper now has offices in every Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) jurisdiction with its new office in Bahrain. The office with be managed by Alex Saleh, the managing partner in Kuwait who will split his time between the two offices. Other international firms with offices in Bahrain include Baker & McKenzie, Norton ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM



Camille Jojo is to fill the new position head of the Hong Kong Dispute Resolution team at Norton Rose, following a move from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in Hong Kong. The former managing partner will bring 6 other associates to Norton Rose, increasing its Asia disputes practice to 11 lawyers. In the meantime, Barlow has r...

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Deal Watch - 6/3/09

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM



Norton Rose has advised on The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited’s (HSBC) acquisition of 88.89 percent of PT Bank Ekonomi Raharja Tbk of Indonesia, a deal valued at US$607.5 million.  Singapore-based partner Jake Robson and Bangkok international managing partner Philip John led Norton Rose’s team, along...

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Office Opening - 6/2/09

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Posted on June 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM



Allen & Overy has launched an independent Singapore office after ending its 9 year alliance with Shook Lin & Bok around a month ago.  The Magic Circle firm has succesfully recruited all of the lawyers from Venture Law, who formerly had a joint venture with White & Case.  These recent hires boost their number...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/27/09

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Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:05 PM



Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, has promoted David Smyth to Managing Partner of its China and Hong Kong practices.  This move, along with the recent relocation of two partners to the Singapore office, is part of the firm’s effort to further develop their Asian practice group.DLA Piper has made Harris Chan a partner in the fi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/12/09

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM



Norton Rose will raise its global partnership number to 276, with the promotions of four Asia based associates to partner.  The newly made partners include Hong Kong-based dispute resolution lawyer Ruth Cowley, Singapore-based banking lawyer Ben Rose, and Beijing-based projects lawyer Tom Luckock.  London-based corporat...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Walkers brought in former Allen & Overy attorney Fraser Hern to its Hong Kong office. He will be working in the insolvency, restructuring, and corporate recovery practice.Orrick has hired John Inge as of counsel for its Tokyo office. Inge comes from Hogan & Hartson’s Tokyo office, where he has represented many p...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Norton Rose has brought in Donald Francoeur as a senior counsel for its banking and finance practice in Riyadh. Francoeur was formerly at the Qatar firm Gebran Majdalany. He also has previously worked in Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain as well as Stikeman Elliot’s office in Montreal. Norton Rose wants to take advan...

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