Partner Moves & Promotions - 3/16/2010

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 7:03 PM



Paul Hastings has appointed Toshiyuki Arai as chair of its Tokyo branch.  Arai has been with the firm for almost 20 years and specializes in the cross-border investment and M&A.   With his new position, Arai will oversee the strategic development of the firm's considerable but expanding Tokyo base.------White &a...

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White & Case Ends Singapore Alliance

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



White & Case has decided to end plans to merge with local alliance partner VentureLaw after being one of the six international firms granted a license to practice Singapore law last December. The firm had been allied with VentureLaw since 2003."We have agreed with Venture Law to bring our Singapore formal law allia...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/26/10

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 2:01 AM



Linklaters has promoted London-based partner Stuart Salt to managing partner of its Asia offices. This move comes in response to the current managing partner Zili Shao taking a position at JP Morgan, a firm client.Salt is currently the head of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) operations, but he wi...

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Deal Watch - 1/25/10

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM



Kim & Chang has represented IMM Rosegold Private Equity Fund with the KRW 139.6 billion acquisition by Chiron Inc of a 17.03 percent share in Novelis Korea Co Ltd, the Korean subsidiary of worldwide aluminum manufacturer Novelis Inc. Chiron Inc, a special purpose company established by IMM and two other investors,...

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Recent Partner Promotions

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



London and U.S.-based firms with offices in Asia brought up partners - albeit at a slower pace than in 2008 - in a variety of practice areas in recent months, with corporate lawyers in Tokyo seeing the most movement.In mid-October, Clifford Chance shocked the market with the promotion of 15 senior associates across Asia...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/12/09

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Posted on December 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM



White & Case LLP has promoted Simon Collins, a Tokyo-based lawyer, to partner in the Global Asset Finance Practice. He is an English-qualified lawyer and focuses on advising clients on a wide range of finance transactions, including project and asset finance, structured lending and leasing and commercial shipping t...

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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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UK Firms Decide to Persevere in Moscow Market

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Posted on November 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM



Russia is continuing to be a challenging market for law firms trying to keep an office there with an M&A market that has had deal volumes almost halve over the past year.Simmons & Simmons became the first major international firm to pull out of Russia last month, and partners at other firms have also admitted ...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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Deal Watch - 11/10/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Clifford Chance has represented Affinity Equity Partners in one of the private equity buyouts completed in China, its acquisition of a 94.2 percent stake in Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co Ltd, valued at US$200 million.  The stake was acquired through Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technolog...

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