Partner Moves - 03/10/2011

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Posted on March 11, 2011 at 3:03 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe welcomed Jeffrey Sun Jie as a partner in its China Corporate Group. Sun will operate out of Orrick’s office in Shanghai. Sun has had over a decade of experience representing Chinese and multinational companies from several industries, including consumer and retail, financial services, ...

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Partner Moves - 2/1/11

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Posted on February 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM



Only days after King & Wood lost its tax head, Stephen Nelson, to DLA Piper, the firm has also lost a two partners from its Hong Kong office. John Lo and Kenneth Y Choy have both moved to the Hong Kong office of US firm Edwards Angel Palmer & Dodge (EAPD). Lo is a corporate specialist with a focus on emerging co...

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UPDATED: Leverage Firms’ Willingness to Negotiate, Get the Best Expat Package in Asia

by: Joshua Flagg

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 7:12 PM



Following the last two years of salary freezes and lowered bonus structures, ex-pat packages in China and Japan have become a hot topic among U.S. and U.K. attorneys looking to relocate from the U.S. and U.K. to Asia. The top firms have weathered the economic crisis just fine according to data gathered by ALB Legal News...

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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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Upcoming Events and CLE Courses

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Posted on December 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM



Cypress has found the following courses and events for lawyers looking to increase their knowledge on the Asian legal market, while also taking care of their CLE requirements.  Please follow the links if you would like to know more:ASIA-RELATED CLE OPPORTUNITIESThe Third Annual FCPA Update, Current SEC and DOJ Enforceme...

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Partner Moves- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Norton Rose has further enhanced its Beijing firm after having hired corporate partner Michael Yu from Global Law Office. This hire truly strengthens the firm’s increasing push into the Asian Market.  Yu has corporate expertise in M&A work, IPOs and private placements. His addition to the firm will take the headcoun...

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Office Openings- 9/27/2010

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM



Lee Eng Beng, the new managing director of Rajah & Tann, will take control of the Singapore firm and aims to expand the proportion of turnover derived overseas to 50 percent in five years. Lee will take over as managing partner from October 1st, 2010.  The firm currently has offices in Shanghai, Laos and Kuala Lampu...

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Deal Watch - 9/14/2010

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Posted on September 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM



Allen & Overy, led by Hong Kong-based US law partner James Grandolfo, has advised UBS AG as the sole lead manager on issuing US$500m 6.5 percent guaranteed notes due 2017 by Alliance Global Group Cayman Islands Inc. The issue was guaranteed by Alliance Global Group Inc, one of the Philippines' largest conglomerates ...

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Deal Watch - 9/9/2010

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Posted on September 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM



Shearman & Sterling, led by Hong Kong capital markets partner Matthew Bersani, represented the Aditya Birla Group (ABG) on the two-phased restructuring of its cement business completed on August 26th, 2010. In the first phase, the cement business of Grasim Industries Limited, a part of ABG, was demerged into Samrudd...

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Partner Moves - 9/8/2010

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Posted on September 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has hired former Goldman Sachs managing director, Steve Winegar, as a partner to its Hong Kong office. Winegar worked at Goldman Sachs for the 12 years. He started off in New York, and eventually, in 2005, moved on to lead the legal coverage team for investment banking, capital marke...

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