Office Openings 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       Allen & Overy Plan’s For Vietnam OfficesAllen & Overy is planning to open offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and has hired current Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam managing partner, Dao Nguyen to lead the firm’s move to Vietnam. Allen & Overy has been active in Vietnam even without formal offices there advi...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM



       Foley Hires Co-Chair from Pryor CashmanSelig Sacks, former co-chair of Pryor Cashman’s China practice and head of  it’s corporate group, was hired by Foley & Lardner as their new co-chair for their U.S. –China corporate practice. This move will bolster Foley’s transactional and securities practice with Sacks ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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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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Flexible Working Arrangements on the Rise in Asia

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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Asia’s law firms are starting to offer flexible working arrangements, such as adjustable working hours and options to work from home, at a time when firms are freezing salaries and reducing pay. Singapore’s Drew & Napier, Korea’s Yulchon, India’s Khaitan & Co, and Vietnam’s VILAF all let lawyers work from their ...

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Deal Watch - 3/1/10

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Posted on March 1, 2010 at 7:03 AM



Morgan Lewis-TMI has acted as international counsel on long time client Sumitomo Corporation’s tender offer to acquire shares of Jupiter Telecommunications to increase its holding to 40%, a position that would make Sumitomo JCOM’s largest stakeholder. Partners Lisa Yano, Kunio Namekata and Ippei Takushima led the advisi...

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Deal Watch - 2/23/10

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Posted on February 24, 2010 at 2:02 AM



Linklaters has represented Morgan Stanley, UBS and VTB Capital as the joint lead managers on OAO TMK’s convertible bond issue – the first by a Russian-incorporated company for several years. OAO TMK is one of the world’s largest steel pipe producers. The five-year bond was issued to refinance debt. The advising team was...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/10/09

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Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:12 PM



Gide Loyrette Nouel has hired Phan Thi Lieu, a lawyer from Deloitte, as head of its Vietnam tax practice. In her eight years of tax work, Lieu has focused on establishing international tax planning schemes, conducting tax due diligence, restructuring enterprise and completing double tax treaty applications. At GLN, she ...

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Deal Watch - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented JP Morgan Securities Ltd as sole dealer manager in regards to a cash tender offer by Noble Group Limited to acquire up to approximately US$488 million of its outstanding US$680 million 6.625% senior notes due 2015. The firm’s team was led by Hong Kong-based partner William F...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/24/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Ashurst announced that Lina Lee will join their Hong Kong office as corporate partner from Clifford Chance. Ms. Lee has experience in corporate finance and has worked with international banks as well as corporate clients.Bui Ngoc Hong has joined Vietnamese firm Indochine Council as partner from Allen Arthur Robinson. Mr...

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