Deal Watch 6/29/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       A&G Advise MarubeniAllen & Gledhill advised Marubeni Corp on its acquisition of a $237 million dollar stake in Singapore based reinsurer ACR Capital Holdings Pte. The Japanese trading company now owns 22% of ACR. Allen &Gledhill partner Andrew Ang advised Marubeni on the deal.        Shook Lin Advise ...

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The Rise of Renminbi Private Equity Funds

by: Serhan Ayhan

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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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM



       New HK Head for O’MelvenyDavid Johnson, previously a capital markets specialist at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City, California has relocated to the firms Hong Kong office after being appointed to be the new head of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong branch. Johnson was formerly the head of O’Melveny’s transactions depar...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/11/2011

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Posted on February 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM



Ropes & Gray has assigned Geoffrey Chan, former counsel member of O'Melveny & Myers as a partner in the private investment funds group in the Hong Kong office. Ropes & Gray seeks to strengthen its resources ahead of its anticipated Shanghai debut. Chan specializes on the generation of the US dollar-denominat...

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Office Openings - 5/20/2010

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Posted on May 21, 2010 at 12:05 AM



Ropes and Gray has announced that it will be boosting its corporate offering to clients with interest in China by opening a new office in Shanghai. The firm currently advises international clients, including Chinese companies, from its offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and throughout the United States. The firm recen...

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Year in Review: Asia 2009

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM



The Rise of Asia Winston Churchill once said, "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." According to a recent issue of The Economist, the new economic order is in fact a resurgence of a very old one.  For 18 of the last 20 centuries Asia has accounted for over half of the world's economic output....

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Partner Watch

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM



An economic downturn doesn't necessarily mean that partners stay put or firms are discouraged to bring on lateral partners.  For a partner-level attorney there are many opportunities for lateral movement.  According to The American Lawyer's 2010 "Lateral Report," 2,774 partners made lateral moves in the year ending Sept...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/1/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 5:02 AM



Vinson & Elkins LLP has appointed Sami Al-Louzi as partner after enticing him to join the firm from White & Case, where he was a partner at the firm's Riyadh office for six years. Al-Louzi’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, privatization and project finance, and has represented cli...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/26/10

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 2:01 AM



Linklaters has promoted London-based partner Stuart Salt to managing partner of its Asia offices. This move comes in response to the current managing partner Zili Shao taking a position at JP Morgan, a firm client.Salt is currently the head of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) operations, but he wi...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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