Partner Moves & Promotion 8/24/12

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Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM



Jones Day has announced that Maria Tan Pedersen has joined as their banking and finance practice as a partner and will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Formerly a partner with K&L Gates, she is an international projects and commercial lawyer, with an extensive and diverse background in international and dome...

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The Rise of Renminbi Private Equity Funds

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 6:06 PM



With over $20 billion raised in 2011, renminbi private equity funds are the world’s fastest-growing major pool of discretionary investment funds. These funds play an increasingly vital role in allocating capital to China’s best entrepreneurial companies.China has stepped-up efforts to develop homegrown firms, such as Be...

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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 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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Reed Smith Looks To Further Office Expansions in China

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Reed Smith has plans to expand its China practice from Beijing and Hong Kong to include Shanghai as well.  Though Smith has applied for a license to open the office it is not clear when this can be expected to happen.  Obtaining a license to open a second or third office in additional Chinese cities is no easy feat.  Af...

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Upcoming Event: Fund Managers - Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation Teleseminar

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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM



  On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 5 p.m. London time, the law firm Reed Smith will host a teleseminar focused on the recently passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This teleseminar, which is part of a series focused on the Dodd-Frank Act, is concerned with its impact on private fund and regist...

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Upcoming Event: "The Derivatives Markets" — Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation Teleseminar

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Posted on July 23, 2010 at 6:07 PM



On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 5 p.m. London time, the law firm Reed Smith will host a teleseminar focused on the recently passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The panel, consisting of a number of industry experts with substantial experience in both the financial and physical commodities marke...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/10

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Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM



Shearman & Sterling will merge with Colin Law & Co, a new Hong Kong law practice launched in late December by former O’Melveny & Myers corporate lawyers Colin Law and Peter Chen. The merger will provide Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong with a strategic advantage, as it will gain Hong Kong law capability. ...

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Reed Smith Requests Non-Equity Partners to Pay to Remain Partners

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Reed Smith will ask its non-equity partners to give back up to 15% of their base pay to retain partnership status.  The non-equity partners who do not pay the fee will lose their partnership status and can "opt to be a kind of salaried employee without those attributes of partnership," said global managing partner Greg ...

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Reed Smith Changes Promotion System

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Posted on November 6, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Reed Smith has announced its change from a traditional lockstep promotion system to a new merit-based promotion system. The program called CareeRS will rank employees by competency level instead of year. CareeRS is being rolled out in the US, Europe, and Middle East, but its Asia offices will have to wait for the next p...

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