Partner Moves - 4/20/2011

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Posted on April 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM



K&L Gates has appointed Sergey J Milanov as a corporate partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Milanov joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. He has a broad corporate and finance practice that focuses on Japanese clients investing and doing business in Russia, encompassing M&A, joint ventures, and project a...

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Partner Moves - 2/15/2011

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Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM



Morrison & Foerster announced that that leading international tax Partner, Eric Roose, will join the firm's Tokyo office. Mr. Roose will be moving from White & Case's Tokyo office along with a tax team that includes: Of Counsel Michael Shikuma and two Japanese tax specialists (zeirishi), Yasuo Igarashi and Tak...

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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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Partner Moves- 9/13/2010

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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM



After a nine-year alliance with WongPartnership, Clifford Chance has poached partner Raymond Tong from the firm to their Singapore office.  Tong was previously the head of the capital markets of the former joint-venture firm between WongPartnership and Clifford Chance. Before moving to WongPartnership, Tong was previous...

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Partner Moves- 6/23/10

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM



Simmons & Simmons has appointed Davis Wang, from King & Wood, as a partner, who will be based in the firm’s new Beijing office when it opens. Wang is a PRC and US qualified lawyer specializing in FDI, M&A, PE investment and fund formation, with a focus on the TMT industry sector. He has more than 15 years of...

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Partner Watch & Promotions- 6/10/2010

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Nixon Peabody has appointed David Cheng, a partner in the firm’s tax controversies and litigation team, to the role of chair and Managing Partner of the firm’s china and Asia Pacific practice. This follows former chair Henry Liu’s defection to DLA Piper. Cheng, who now spends the majority of his time in the firm’s Shang...

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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 - 1/12/10

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Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM



Shearman & Sterling will merge with Colin Law & Co, a new Hong Kong law practice launched in late December by former O’Melveny & Myers corporate lawyers Colin Law and Peter Chen. The merger will provide Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong with a strategic advantage, as it will gain Hong Kong law capability. ...

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Simmons Targets China in New Recruitment Plans

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Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM



Simmons & Simmons is aiming to expand in mainland China by recruiting local Chinese lawyers.  The firm believes that by hiring local lawyers it will gain access to Chinese clients and also find potential partners in finance and corporate.  Simmons is also mulling over the possibility of legal process outsourcing to ...

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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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