Office Openings 3/27/11

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM



       Curtis Open Office in KuwaitIn association with local firm Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Cost & Mosle opened a new office in Kuwait. Partner David Pfeiffer will head the office. Curtis is the 3rd international law firm to become involved with Kuwait following DLA Piper and S...

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Deal Watch 8/25/11

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Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp in its $5billion US Commercial Paper Program where Oversea-China may be in a position to issue unsecured commercial paper notes. Tan Tze Gay, Glenn Foo, and Sunit Chhabra, all partners, led the deal.Allen & Gledhill advised Pacific One Energy in its mandatory...

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Deal Watch 8/12/11

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM



New China Life, China's third largest provider of health insurance, is targeting a $4billion IPO. The confidence in the market for health insurance offerings has historically been low, as it is seen as an immature martket. However if this deal is approved, some analysts say it will start the wave of second-tier insu...

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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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ALB Japan and SE Law Awards 2011 - Nominees

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB has announced the nominees for the ALB Japan Law Awards 2011, which will take place June 22, 2011 in Tokyo. For details on the event, click here.Of the nominees, Japan's Big Four law firms - Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu and Nishimura & Asahi - vie f...

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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 - 11/17/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 3:11 AM



Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, who joined the firm November 5, 2009 as International Arbitration Adviser at its Hong Kong office, as leading arbitrator.  His distinguished career includes over 40 years worth of experience in dispute resolution, and during the past 14 years he has solely...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/18/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM



Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has strengthened its office in Singapore by adding corporate partner Christopher Muessel, bringing the number of partners there to seven. Muessel previously worked at Duane Morris’ Singapore office. He concentrates on project financing in Asia (but focuses on Vietnam related ones). As ...

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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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