Partner Moves & Promotions 5/4/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       New Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher DubaiPeter Gray, previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner at their Dubai office. His focuses are English and international litigation, arbitration, and disputes specializing in disputes in the MENA region and Asia. He also has exp...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



        New Corporate Partner at Skadden HKSkadden in Hong Kong hired former Paul Hastings corporate partner Christopher Betts as a corporate partner. Betts, who will join Skadden in May, will focus on M&A and capital markets and work with other corporate matters.        Clifford Chance Hires Beijing Funds Partner f...

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State of the HK IPO Market

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market for several years consecutively. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world’s shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamatio...

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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Kirkland Recruits Group of Partners for Hong Kong Office

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Posted on August 10, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden, Latham and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and Li-Chien Wong from Skadden's Hong Kong office; David Zhang, John Otoshi, and Benjamin Su, corporate partn...

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Skadden Boosts Corporate team with Partner, Counsel Promotions

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



Skadden has strengthened their Hong Kong office with several promotions in their Hong Kong office. These promotions were granted to Li-Chien Wong, who was promoted to the global partnership; Adam Cheng and Robert Graffum, both corporate lawyers who are now counsels.  Li-Chien Wong specializes in mergers and acquisitions...

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Partner Moves - 2/21/11

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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 4:02 AM



O’Melveny & Myers has appointed Ke Geng as a partner based in the Beijing office. Geng, who joined from Skadden Arps, possesses considerable experience in cross-border corporate finance transactions, with focus on public securities offerings and exchange listings, private equity investments and acquisitions. He repr...

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Deal Watch- 6/10/2010

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Posted on June 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Skadden has acted as US and Hong Kong counsel to Goldman Sachs and HSBC, as joint global coordinators and joint sponsors, in the US$197 million global offering of shares in NVC Lighting Holding Limited (NVC Lighting), the largest domestic lighting brand supplier and a leading supplier of energy-saving lighting products ...

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Year in Review: Asia 2009

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM



The Rise of Asia Winston Churchill once said, "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." According to a recent issue of The Economist, the new economic order is in fact a resurgence of a very old one.  For 18 of the last 20 centuries Asia has accounted for over half of the world's economic output....

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