Partner Moves & Promotions 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DLA Asia Pacific Gains New Managing DirectorPartner and group head of finance and projects, Bob Charlton, will be the new managing director of DLA Piper Asia Pacific as of May 1, 2012. He is replacing Alastair Da Costa who is leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics. Charlton is highly...

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Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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Deal Watch - 12/9/2010

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Posted on December 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the joint international lead managers -comprising of Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, UBS AG Hong Kong Branch, KKR Capital Markets LLC and Deutsche Bank AG Hong Kong Branch – in respect of the US$448 million IPO and HKSE listing of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd, the largest...

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Deal Watch - 11/3/2010

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Posted on November 3, 2010 at 2:11 AM



Allen & Overy has acted as US counsel to a syndicate of underwriters in respect of the IPO on the SGX-ST of Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP), one of the largest providers of modern logistics facilities in China and Japan. The syndicate consists of Citigroup and JP Morgan as joint global coordinators and unde...

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Partner Moves - 11/1/2010

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Posted on November 2, 2010 at 8:11 PM



Winston & Strawn LLP has hired Jem Li as managing partner of its Beijing office in expansion of its China transactional capabilities. Having practiced in China since 2004, Li is known as one of China’s most active international lawyers, and has advised various mining rights investments globally. Li has experience in...

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Questions about Counsel Position

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Posted on May 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM



Questions have been raised about the use of the counsel position as a promotion for associate lawyers including whether or not these promotions are good for the lawyer, firm and client?Some recently promoted counsel are David Lam of Clifford Chance, Gerhard Radtke of Davis Polk, Jenny Liu of DLA Piper, Karen Yan of Lath...

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Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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Deal Watch - 2/2/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie has represented Starhill Global REIT, a Singapore publicly listed REIT with S$2 billion prime office and retail assets across Asia, in connection with its January 20, 2010 purchase of the David Jones retail store in the Perth Central Business District in Australia, valued at A$114 million. The deal...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/1/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 5:02 AM



Vinson & Elkins LLP has appointed Sami Al-Louzi as partner after enticing him to join the firm from White & Case, where he was a partner at the firm's Riyadh office for six years. Al-Louzi’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, privatization and project finance, and has represented cli...

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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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