Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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Paul Hastings plans South Korea Expansion

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Posted on June 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM



US-based law firm, Paul Hastings, is planning an expansion to South Korea, citing the increase in M&A and capital markets activity that we have seen in the past few years.However, this expansion (their destination is Seoul) has not been so easy to pursue. Due to the current restriction on foreign law firms in Sou...

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Partner Moves - 2/15/2011

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Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM



Morrison & Foerster announced that that leading international tax Partner, Eric Roose, will join the firm's Tokyo office. Mr. Roose will be moving from White & Case's Tokyo office along with a tax team that includes: Of Counsel Michael Shikuma and two Japanese tax specialists (zeirishi), Yasuo Igarashi and Tak...

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Paul Hastings Partner Wins ILO Award

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Posted on March 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM



Paul Hastings announced that Beijing Partner David Livdahl has won International Law Office's (ILO) prestigious Client Choice Award 2011 for "China Corporate Lawyer of the Year".Mr. Livdahl is currently the Chair of the Beijing office and a partner in the firm's Corproate Department. He has extensive experience advisin...

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Hong Kong's IPO Surge

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM



As Ernst & Young has recently reported, the current surge in Hong Kong IPOs marks a hopeful trend in economic growth that has dominated global IPO activity over the last two years. According to Bloomberg data, Hong Kong IPO activity has increased 40% this year. As of November 30th, Hong Kong raised $61.2bn in 74 I...

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Partner Moves- 9/22/2010

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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Paul Hastings has relocated real estate partner, Derek Roth to its Hong Kong office from Los Angeles. This firm is anticipating more big-ticket deals and fund work in the near future. Roth’s addition to the firm is part of a plan to strengthen relationships in the firm’s real estate practices in Tokyo and China and to...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 5/25/2010

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM



Andrew Hutton, formerly a senior lawyer at Paul Hastings, has defected to the Singapore office of O'Melveny & Meyers. With Hutton's departure, Paul Hastings has now lost four senior-level lawyers from its Asia practice in the last year: US securities expert Joe Sevack, who left for Troutman Sanders, partners Mauric...

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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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Deal Watch - 5/12/2010

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Posted on May 12, 2010 at 2:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as underwriters in respect of the US $601 million top-up placement by COSCO Pacific Limited, a major container terminal operator in Hong Kong.  The funds will be used to support the company's US$520 million acquisition of an additional 13.7 percent stake in the Yan...

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Freshfields and King & Wood Capture Top Awards at the ALB China Law Awards

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



In recognition of the bumper crop of M&A and equity market deals worked on over the past year, Freshfields won three awards at the ALB China Law Awards: won M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year and International Law Firm of the Year.The firm seized its M&A and Equity Market Deal Awards for it...

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