Partner Moves - 2/21/11

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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 4:02 AM



O’Melveny & Myers has appointed Ke Geng as a partner based in the Beijing office. Geng, who joined from Skadden Arps, possesses considerable experience in cross-border corporate finance transactions, with focus on public securities offerings and exchange listings, private equity investments and acquisitions. He repr...

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Upcoming Events: In-House Congress Abu Dhabi & In-House Congress Shanghai

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Posted on October 22, 2010 at 6:10 PM



Pacific Business Press presents the inaugural In-House Congress Abu Dhabi, as part of the highly successful In-House Congress series.In-House Congress Abu Dhabi 2010 will feature 100 leading in-house lawyers and senior business executives from both private and public sectors in the United Arab Emirates. Delegates will p...

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Partner Moves -10/20/2010

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Posted on October 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM



Milbank has added Mallesons Stephen Jacques Partner Dieter Yeh to its US and Hong Kong partnership, in hopes of capitalizing on Hong Kong’s 40% jump in IPO activity, and to take advantage of China’s booming deal activity. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers, and capital markets in Mainland China.  Through...

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Upcoming Event: Chinese Investment Opportunities

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM



On Friday, May 28, 2010 from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm at the Asian Culture Center, the Chinese Business Lawyers Association (“CBLA”) is hosting a discussion on international investments by companies based in China. The discussion is to be lead by Sean Wang and Francis Zou, partners at White & Case, an internationally ...

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Year in Review: Asia 2009

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Posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM



The Rise of Asia Winston Churchill once said, "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." According to a recent issue of The Economist, the new economic order is in fact a resurgence of a very old one.  For 18 of the last 20 centuries Asia has accounted for over half of the world's economic output....

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/13/2010

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Clifford Chance has promoted five Asia-based lawyers to partner as part of its annual promotions.  Cameron Hassall (arbitration & commercial litigation, Hong Kong), Leng-Fong Lai (capital markets and structured finance, Tokyo), Ho Han Ming (funds & corporate, Singapore), James Abbott (dispute resolution & li...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/28/2010

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



Lovells has promoted 21 new partners across its offices, the largest number of its lawyers promoted to partner since 2007 when it made up 13 lawyers to partner, before it rebrands and merges with US firm Hogan & Hartson in May. Six of the new partners are from Asia and the Middle East. The new partners will be offic...

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Office Openings - 4/14/2010

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Posted on April 14, 2010 at 4:04 AM



Latham & Watkins has allied with former White & Case Saudi sponsor Mohammed Al Sheikh and how has a branch in Riyadh. Al Sheikh’s departure from White & Case to Latham & Watkins is the fifth senior-level defection from White & Case’s Middle East operations this year, and all have been to Latham &...

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Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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