Deal Watch - 11/10/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Clifford Chance has represented Affinity Equity Partners in one of the private equity buyouts completed in China, its acquisition of a 94.2 percent stake in Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co Ltd, valued at US$200 million.  The stake was acquired through Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technolog...

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Simmons & Simmons Pulls Out of Russia

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Simmons & Simmons is leaving Russia only a little more than two years after opening its Moscow office. If the closure is approved in a vote this week, the firm will immediately start shutting the office down. The office head, capital markets partner Tony Smith, will relocate to London in December. The firm stated ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Simmons & Simmons corporate partner Henry Ong as a partner in their Hong Kong corporate department. Ong specializes in advising on transactions involving public companies in Hong Kong, but also has in depth knowledge on a range of complex M&A transactions and security of...

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Deal Watch - 6/15/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Richards Butler, in association with Reed Smith, has represented aluminium extrusion products manufacturer, China Zhongwang Holdings Limited (CZH), on its US$1.3 billion listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This will be one of the largest Asian IPOs this year with the Hong Kong IPO having raised almost HK$9.8 billio...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



Fulbright & Jaworski has brought six attorneys to its Hong Kong office. These include three associates, one of counsel, and two partners (Stefan Ricketts and Richard Hill). Ricketts is experienced in different matters such as oil and gas and infrastructure development arenas, including public and private cross borde...

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Deal Watch - 2/24/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM



Baker & McKenzie represented Japan Uranium Management Inc on its $270 million investment in the Canadian-listed Uranium One (who produces and markets uranium). Japan Uranium bought 117 million shares in Uranium One. The lead Baker partners were Anne Hung of Tokyo, Roslyn Tom of New York, and Nurhan Aycan of Toronto....

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Deal Watch - 2/24/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM



•    Fried,Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as US counsel to Rio Tinto plc in connection with the announced US $19.5 billion cash investment in the company made by Aluminum Corp of China.  Lead partners on the deal were Robert Cassanos, Stuart Gelfond and Lee Parks from the firm’s New York office and Rich...

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Office Openings - 2/20/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 20, 2009 at 9:02 PM



Despite the ongoing economic downturn that continues to impact the region, several firms have continued to expand into the Chinese market.  Wilmer Hale, for example, has applied for a license to open a new office in Shanghai.  This would be the firm's second location in China, following the 2004 opening of its office in...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/22/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM



Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Beijing office welcomes Sherry Yin as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Within China, Hong Kong and US markets, Yin is known for her forte in corporate structuring and restructuring, M&As, venture capital investments, and securities matters. Prior to Morrison & Foerster, ...

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