Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:03 PM



Latham & Watkins promoted three lawyers to partnership thus far this year. One of them is Daiske Yoshida, who has become a partner in the Tokyo office’s litigation department. Yoshida is qualified to practice in New York and Japan (where he is registered as a foreign attorney or Gaikokuho-Jimu Bengoshi). He has prim...

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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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Office Openings - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM



Both Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and McDermott Will & Emery have decided to delay their international office openings respectively in the Middle East and Tokyo. Orrick originally had wanted to open in early 2009 through a merger with a local firm, but the global chairman Ralph Baxter stresses that while  the f...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



David K. Cho, based in Hong Kong, has joined Orrick as of counsel and associate. He concentrates on corporate transactions like cross-border M&A, and corporate financings. He has a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A from University of California, Los Angeles.In MoFo, Paul McKenzie has become managing pa...

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Deal Watch - 12/18/08

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM



Mayer Brown JSM acted for Hempel AG on the conditional buy-out of its joint venture partner China Merchant Holdings (International) Co Ltd in Hempel-Hai Hong. The total consideration for the sale of the sale shares, the assignment of the joint venture IP rights and the grant of all other rights to Hempel was over HK$1.1...

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Partner Moves and Promotions - 12/17/2008

by: Matt March

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 12:12 AM



Morrison & Foerster LLP announced on December 17of 2008, that ten of their lawyers have been elected to the partnership.  Their election is effective January 1, 2009.  This list includes Ivan G. Smallwood, a member of the Business Department and a resident in the Tokyo office.  Mr. Smallwood specializes in cross-bor...

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Practicing in Japan - Part 1 - The Visa

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Posted on September 17, 2008 at 10:09 PM



* Practicing in Japan will be our regular feature about... wait for it... practicing in japan.  It is written by Cypress Recruiting's Bengoshi Recruitment Manager, Dan Demba, who recently returned from a year practicing in Tokyo and who, therefore, knows more about the topic than you do.   Unless you know more.  If so, ...

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