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 7/21/11

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM



Reed Smith has hired Jay Yan, who previously was the head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office, for their new Shanghai office which launched earlier in July.  Having worked in Shanghai for 15 years, Yan’s experience in M & A, foreign exchange control in China, litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, c...

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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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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Upcoming Events: CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June Events

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM



CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June EventsSeminar on "Managing US Legal risks for Chinese Companies and Banks" The Chinese Business Lawyers Association, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (USA), along with White & Case LLP will be hosting a seminar on "Managing US Legal Risks for Ch...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/13/11

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in an effort to revamp its Asia management team, has relocated its former US managing partner to Hong Kong. Melissa Thomas, former Shanghai managing partner and corporate specialist has been moved to Beijing managing partner. She will be replacing Nicholas French who will be moving to Lon...

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UK Firms Bulk Up China Offices

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith, along with a number of UK firms have promoted many new partners with respect to their China practices.  Maggie Lo of Clifford Chance was made a partner in their Beijing office.  She specializes in the banking and finance sectors and has advised many important Chinese and overseas finan...

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RMB Solidifying its Place in the International Capital Market

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM



The offshore renminbi market (RMB) has come to an important time in its progress as a potential international trade currency. At this point, it is safe to say that renminbi is not a small-scale experiment in the Hong Kong financial market but is rather at the beginning stages of becoming an international trade currency...

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China Makes Strides in Intellectual Property Law

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM



Through new changes made by the National Intellectual Property Strategy Office, a new basis for IP lawyers in China will be created.  There are 6 main sections for change in the newly released ‘2011 Action Plan on China’s Intellectual Property Rights Protection.’  Changes will be made with respect to enhanced IP trainin...

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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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