Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/28/2010

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



Lovells has promoted 21 new partners across its offices, the largest number of its lawyers promoted to partner since 2007 when it made up 13 lawyers to partner, before it rebrands and merges with US firm Hogan & Hartson in May. Six of the new partners are from Asia and the Middle East. The new partners will be offic...

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Office Openings - 4/14/2010

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Posted on April 14, 2010 at 4:04 AM



Latham & Watkins has allied with former White & Case Saudi sponsor Mohammed Al Sheikh and how has a branch in Riyadh. Al Sheikh’s departure from White & Case to Latham & Watkins is the fifth senior-level defection from White & Case’s Middle East operations this year, and all have been to Latham &...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Linklaters' Asia managing partner Zili Shao will leave the firm at the end of January to become chairman and CEO of JP Morgan's China businesses.  He has been Asia managing partner since May, when after an election he replaced Giles White.Shao specializes in M&A and private equity investments, and in his new positio...

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Deal Watch - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented JP Morgan Securities Ltd as sole dealer manager in regards to a cash tender offer by Noble Group Limited to acquire up to approximately US$488 million of its outstanding US$680 million 6.625% senior notes due 2015. The firm’s team was led by Hong Kong-based partner William F...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/11/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM



Allen & Overy has enticed Mallesons’s Hong Kong-based white collar crime specialist Simon Clarke to join its Hong Kong office, however, the terms and timing of Clarke’s departure are still being discussed. He has been a partner with Mallesons since 2004 and concentrates on complex commercial litigation. With Simon ...

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Office Openings - 7/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 11:07 PM



Zhonglun W & D is opening its first office in Riyadh.Baker Botts is continuing the expansion of its Middle East offices by adding partners to its Dubai office and opening an office in Abu Dhabi due to increased demand for its legal services. Baker Botts now has 3 offices in the region, the third operating in Riyadh....

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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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Office Openings - 3/05/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates has launched its office in Singapore, which is its fifth in Asia and makes a total of 70 Asia-based lawyers. The office will primarily focus on technology, transportation, energy, financial services, and investment funds practices. In the future, it plans to broaden into digital media, maritime practice ar...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 6:02 PM



Henry Liu, a former Heller Ehrman partner, joins Nixon Peabody to lead its China practice.Grandfield Law Offices strengthens its expertise in commercial legal services and its IP practice in China. New partner Yang Sidong extensive experience in IP, as he was the founder and former direct of China’s first private patent...

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