Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Representative Partner Moves and Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM



With many moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a shakeup in the makeup of many of the top firms in Asia and the Middle East. Let’s see what has happened since June. [To see January through June 2011 Partner Moves see: Representative Partner Moves & Pro...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 8/11/11

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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM



There were some major partner moves in Asia this week, let's see what went on...Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and ...

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Deal Watch 8/1/11

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



Slaughter and May is advising United Energy Group Ltd in a $640million acquisition finance facility with China Development Bank Hong Kong Branch as lender. The facility forms the main part of the funding to finance the group's acquisition of most of BP's upstream oil and gas businesses in Pakistan. Benita Yu and Peter L...

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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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Deal Watch - 6/7/2011

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM



Davis Polk advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities Ltg (Europe), as well as Citigroup Global Markets Ltd as the joint lead managers, bookrunners and initial purchasers of the Rule 144A and Reg S offerings of senior notes by PT Pertamina.  This includes $1 billion (US) in aggr...

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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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Japan to Allow Foreign Law Firms to Open Second Office

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM



The Japanese Ministry of Justice has announced that it will ease restrictions on foreign law firms operating in the country by allowing them to establish corporate bodies and open multiple offices in the country. These proposed amendments will probably be submitted to the Diet in the fourth quarter of this year and come...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/4/2010

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Maurice Hoo as a partner and co-head of the firm’s global Private Equity practice. Hoo was a partner at Paul Hastings for five years before this and had headed the China private equity practice there. He brings with him a client base comprised of some of the world’s top e...

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Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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