Norton Rose, Minter Ellison sweeten sugar production deal with loan facilities

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Posted on January 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM



Norton Rose, Minter Ellison and Allen & Gledhill have advised on the loan facilities granted to fund the acquisition of Australian sugar producer Sucrogen (formerly CSR's sugar and renewable energy business) by Wilmar International, one of the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Stock ...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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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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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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Deal Watch - 11/1/2010

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Posted on November 2, 2010 at 7:11 PM



Freshfields and Sullivan & Cromwell acted as the China Unicom’s Hong Kong and US counsel respectively. Herbert Smith, which advised Sinopec on its US$1.5 billion convertible bonds issuance in 2007, represented the underwriters.The first-ever listing of a Mongolian company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange(HKSE)  – als...

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Partner Moves -10/20/2010

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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM



Milbank has added Mallesons Stephen Jacques Partner Dieter Yeh to its US and Hong Kong partnership, in hopes of capitalizing on Hong Kong’s 40% jump in IPO activity, and to take advantage of China’s booming deal activity. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers, and capital markets in Mainland China.  Through...

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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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Citi Expands Investor Sales Teams Across Asia-Pacific

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Citigroup has hired several key employees in order to strengthen its investor sales across the Asia-Pacific. These hirings include Smith Smithangura, Jeff Zhang, Dehua Shen, and Stephenni Xie.Smithangura has joined as a director in Citi’s Singapore office. He will work closely with G10 rates sales and onshore inv...

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Partner Moves- 9/22/2010

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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM



Paul Hastings has relocated real estate partner, Derek Roth to its Hong Kong office from Los Angeles. This firm is anticipating more big-ticket deals and fund work in the near future. Roth’s addition to the firm is part of a plan to strengthen relationships in the firm’s real estate practices in Tokyo and China and to...

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