Deal Watch 9/5/11

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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised an association of lenders by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in their term loan facilities and a bank guarantee facility to Capitol Hotel Management Pte. Ltd. With the proceeds that they received, a refinancing and a bridging loan were taken out by the Capitol Group for the acqui...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/21/11

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM



Reed Smith has hired Jay Yan, who previously was the head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office, for their new Shanghai office which launched earlier in July.  Having worked in Shanghai for 15 years, Yan’s experience in M & A, foreign exchange control in China, litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, c...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Partner Moves- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM



Herbert Smith, due to a rise in investigations related work in Asia, hired Kyle Wombolt, formerly a partner at Goodwin Proctor, to strengthen their corporate investigations team. Wombolt (to ALB) was quoted as saying, “We have seen a major upswing in anti-corruption related investigations, largely due to and increasingl...

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Upcoming Events: CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June Events

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM



CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June EventsSeminar on "Managing US Legal risks for Chinese Companies and Banks" The Chinese Business Lawyers Association, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (USA), along with White & Case LLP will be hosting a seminar on "Managing US Legal Risks for Ch...

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Deal Watch - 6/13/2011

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM



Clifford Chance advised BlackRock with respect to its first two Asian fixed income exchanged traded funds launched on the SGX.  BlackRock is a global fixed income exchanged traded fund provider.  The new iShares JP Morgan US$ Asia Credit Bond Index ETF and the new iShares Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Bond Index ...

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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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PRC and US Firms Take Aim in Hong Kong

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



As capital markets continues to boom in Hong Kong, firms from mainland China and the US are starting to fight for a piece of the market.  Shanghai-based, AllBright Law is the most recent PRC firm to enter the market, following in the footsteps of King & Wood, Jun he Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. AllBright par...

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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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Deal Marks Development for US and Chinese Banking Markets

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 1:03 AM



Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, located in Beijing, entered into an agreement with The Bank of East Asia (BEA), to purchase an 80% common equity stake in BEA’s subsidiary bank based in New York. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the world’s largest bank in terms of market capitalization and profita...

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