Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Simmons & Simmons has recently appointed Eric Lin as a partner.  Lin formerly was a senior associate at Allen & Overy of Beijing.  Lin has experience working with both Chinese and European clients in areas of international Chinese investments.  Lin has specific experience in finance projects, energy and infrastr...

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China and India: Dominant Exporters to UAE

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM



China and India have become the leading suppliers of goods to the United Arab Emirates. India exported a record 61.5 billion dirhams (about 16.7 billion dollars) worth of goods to the UAE in 2009 while China exported 47.8 billion dirhams (about 13 billion dollars) to UAE last year, totaling 109.3 billion dirhams. Import...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/21/2010

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Posted on April 22, 2010 at 2:04 AM



Nishimura & Asahi, one of Tokyo’s Big Four firms, has hired former Japanese ministry of justice official Takashi Shibuya as a counsel. His specializes in corporate and criminal law, but he will work across a number of practices, with a focus on corporate crisis management.----Clifford Chance has promoted Geraint Hu...

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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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Office Openings - 3/8/2010

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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington-based international trade law firm, has established its first foothold in Asia with the opening of an office in Beijing. While the firm has worked with China extensively in the past, they have not had a branch there until now. The firm believes that the new office will allow it to...

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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 - 10/13/09

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Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



Ian Sheridan, former general counsel of boutique investment bank Fox-Pitt Kelton, has set up the London Scottish Partnership, which will function in the Chinese legal market serving financial institutions and corporate clients. Sheridan states, “There are a lot of opportunities for UK lawyers in China. It will take tim...

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