Firms React to Japan's Quake

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM



After last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country continues to battle the disaster’s effects and ensure its population’s safety.Law firms in Tokyo are no exception, and as TheLawyer.com reported, they are concerned about the safety of their staff.Ashurst has given its staff the option to r...

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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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ALB Japan Law Awards: Nominations Announced

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 6:03 PM



Rivalry arose amongst Tokyo based international firms on the night of nights for Japan’s legal fraternity: The ALB Japan Law Awards, 2011. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, and Nishimura & Asahi – Japan’s four big law firms competed for top spot in up to 18 ...

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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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Partner Moves and Promotions: 2010 Year in Review

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM



With dozens of partner moves and a wealth of promotions, 2010 has had its fair share of activity on the senior level.  The following is a list of some of the major partner moves and promotions, over the past six months, throughout Asia and the Middle East.Beijing/ShanghaiJuly*Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton L...

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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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Allens Signs Agreement With NO&T

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Posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:10 PM



Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson signed a collaborative agreement with Japanese firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (NO&T), affording each firm the opportunity to expand their presence in the global market.By making this deal, Allens is seeking an opportunity to provide their Japanese clients "premium level s...

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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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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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The Second Largest Economy: China Climbs the Ranks

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Posted on August 31, 2010 at 5:08 PM



Recently, Tokyo reported Japan’s economy to be valued at $1.28 trillion in the second quarter. Japan’s economy grew only 0.4%- substantially less than expected. China’s economy, on the other hand is reported to be worth $1.33 trillion, replacing Japan as the second largest economy in the world. Although China was foreca...

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