Deal Watch - 8/13/09

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Posted on August 14, 2009 at 5:08 AM



Davis Polk, Skadden, Paul, Weiss, and Japanese firms Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu are advising in Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co.’s acquisition of Citigroup’s controlling interest in Nikko Asset Management. This is one of Japan’s largest deals this year, with Nikko Asset Management valu...

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Office Openings - 7/30/09

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Posted on July 30, 2009 at 9:07 PM



Hogan & Hartson has completed the "localization" process in Hong Kong, and can now practice Hong Kong law under the name Hogan & Hartson.  This has resulted in a new management structure for its Greater China practice and an increased ability to assist its clients in the Hong Kong and China region on matters suc...

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Deal Watch - 6/24/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Blake Dawson has represented China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metal Co. Ltd. on the company's acquisition of the majority of assets of the OZ Minerals Group, a transaction worth US$1.386 billion. Nick Terry, Justin Shmith, Graeme Harris, Lizzie Knight and Clare Corke advised on the deal.Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised ...

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Office Opening - 6/2/09

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Posted on June 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM



Allen & Overy has launched an independent Singapore office after ending its 9 year alliance with Shook Lin & Bok around a month ago.  The Magic Circle firm has succesfully recruited all of the lawyers from Venture Law, who formerly had a joint venture with White & Case.  These recent hires boost their number...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/20/09

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Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:05 PM



Skadden has announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific International Arbitration and Litigation practice, and has relocated UK-based partner Paul Mitchard QC to Hong Kong to head up the practice.Former Linklaters associate, Andy Liao was appointed partner at the Shanghai law firm, HHP Attorneys At Law.  Mr. Liao will ...

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Deal Watch - 5/12/09

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM



In association with Hogan & Hartson, Gordon Ng & Co. have advised both Citigroup Global Markets Asia and Macquarie Capital Securities Limited in the HK$1.2 billion initial public offering of a leading Chinese gold mining company, Real Gold Mining Limited.  Partners Gordon Ng and Man Chiu Lee led Hogan & Hart...

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Partner Movement in Asia Continues to Build Momentum

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Partner-level candidates continue to find opportunities in new office openings in Asia as U.S. and British firms push further into the market. Despite the grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to hire in Asia. Much of this trend i...

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Office Openings - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



SJ Berwin has officially launched its first office in Hong Kong which will serve China and East Asia. The practice will essentially focus on securities, fund formation, corporate, M&A, real estate, energy, infrastructure and litigation. Three partners will found the office (Asia managing partner Daniel Liew, Peter T...

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Deal Watch - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM



Baker & McKenzie advised Goldman Sachs International on Taiwan law while A Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett advised the Goldman on US law. The landmark deal involved Goldman Sachs being an initial purchaser of the first GDS offering by an Asian issuer (in this case, Gintech Energy Corporation) this year, and also the...

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Office Openings - 3/05/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates has launched its office in Singapore, which is its fifth in Asia and makes a total of 70 Asia-based lawyers. The office will primarily focus on technology, transportation, energy, financial services, and investment funds practices. In the future, it plans to broaden into digital media, maritime practice ar...

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