Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/13/11

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in an effort to revamp its Asia management team, has relocated its former US managing partner to Hong Kong. Melissa Thomas, former Shanghai managing partner and corporate specialist has been moved to Beijing managing partner. She will be replacing Nicholas French who will be moving to Lon...

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Upcoming Events-2nd Asia-Pacific Debt Investor Forum & Legal Week Private Client Forum

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Come out for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Debt Investor Forum.  This event is a must-go for investors, issuers, and debt market professionals.  The forum will include panel discussions and presentations on topics such as how investors can avoid the hype and find the real growth stories in Asian markets, the outlook for the “dim...

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UK Firms Bulk Up China Offices

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith, along with a number of UK firms have promoted many new partners with respect to their China practices.  Maggie Lo of Clifford Chance was made a partner in their Beijing office.  She specializes in the banking and finance sectors and has advised many important Chinese and overseas finan...

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RMB Solidifying its Place in the International Capital Market

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 PM



The offshore renminbi market (RMB) has come to an important time in its progress as a potential international trade currency. At this point, it is safe to say that renminbi is not a small-scale experiment in the Hong Kong financial market but is rather at the beginning stages of becoming an international trade currency...

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ALB Japan and SE Law Awards 2011 - Nominees

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB has announced the nominees for the ALB Japan Law Awards 2011, which will take place June 22, 2011 in Tokyo. For details on the event, click here.Of the nominees, Japan's Big Four law firms - Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Nishimura & Asahi - vie f...

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Office Openings - 4/12/2011

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Posted on April 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Marine firm Ince & Co is moving into the domestic Singaporean market, consolidating an alliance with local firm Incisive Law. According to the firm, the launch of Ince Law Alliance anticipates offering Singaporean and English legal advice, and represents clients in both the Singapore Courts and in domestic and inter...

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Singapore Opens Foreign Bar Requirements

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Posted on February 26, 2011 at 1:02 AM



Singapore based foreign lawyers have agreed to a policy shift that permits non-locally eligible attorneys to practice commercial areas of Singapore’s law. The introduction of a Foreign Practitioner Certificate (FPC), passed in parliament through a bill amendment, authorizes the next period of legal market liberalization...

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