Regulatory Changes: China Opening Up to Foreign Investments, M&A Activity

by: Michelle

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Spurred on by the worldwide financial crisis, the People’s Republic of China continues to open up its markets to foreign investors, specifically to M&A activity.In conditionally approving the InBev - Anheuser-Busch merger, and allowing the creation of the world's largest brewer, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chine...

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Asia Office Openings Review 2008

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM



Last year there were over 30 law office openings in Asia.November*  Loeb & Loeb opened an office in Beijing.*  Bird & Bird opened a Shanghai office.*  Winston & Strawn announced new office in Hong Kong, as well as plans for future Beijing and Shanghai offices.*  Goodwin Proctor announced new office opening i...

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Office Openings - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



Proskauer Rose LLP announced the continuation of its Asian expansion with the firm's move into office space in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district. "We are very excited to solidify our presence in Asia with this move," said Yuval Tal, resident partner in the firm's Hong Kong office. "This provides not jus...

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Office Openings 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Grandall Legal Group has opened its tenth office in Ningbo, China. With this opening, Grandall has three offices in the Yangtze River Delta region. The Ningbo office will differentiate itself from the other two offices in Shanghai and Hangzhou by focusing on shipping and property insurance, and general corporate and int...

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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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ALB Update 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 9:01 PM



The People’s Republic has really been internationalizing its legal system. The following are summaries of the ALB Legal News articles detailing the progress it has made:The Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (AMB) has created a new set of guidelines that are more consistent with practices in other ...

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Office Openings 1/27/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 PM



One of Wilmerhale’s two joint managing partners confirmed on January 21st they were in the middle of applying for a license to practice in Shanghai. They want to further their reach into Asia. The only Asian office they have currently is in Beijing.

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