Deal Watch - 2/24/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM



•    Fried,Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as US counsel to Rio Tinto plc in connection with the announced US $19.5 billion cash investment in the company made by Aluminum Corp of China.  Lead partners on the deal were Robert Cassanos, Stuart Gelfond and Lee Parks from the firm’s New York office and Rich...

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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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Recent Partner Promotions

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 4:02 PM



Promotions 2009:Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced on February 2, 2009 the admission of 13 lawyers to the partnership, effective January 1, 2009.   Orrick currently has 415 partners, including the partners announced today, and will name two additional partners when it receives approval from the appropriate...

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A Best Friends Agreement in India May Lead to Marriage

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 9:02 PM



A little review: India has banned foreign law firms from practicing within the country since a 1995 ruling by Mumbai’s High Court.  But that doesn’t mean they haven’t become creative.  The decision drove out firms including Clifford Chance and White & Case to surrounding countries like Singapore, where they proceede...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/5/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 10:02 PM



White & Case LLP has promoted Natalia Nikitina to partner in its Moscow office.  She has been with the firm since 1999 in its finance practice.  Nikitina has experience specifically in project and trade finance, secured transactions, and corporate acquisitions.  White & Case's Moscow office has promoted six lawy...

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Deal Watch - 1/30/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM



Skadden’s Hong Kong Finance and Investment Funds practice represented Merrill Lynch in Galaxy Entertainment’s offer to purchase for cash US$250m in its notes due 2010 and US$100mn for notes due 2012. Slaughter & May and White & Case secured roles in advising Philips Electronics and TPV Technology Limited as Tech...

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Deal Watch - 12/18/08

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 5:12 PM



Mayer Brown JSM acted for Hempel AG on the conditional buy-out of its joint venture partner China Merchant Holdings (International) Co Ltd in Hempel-Hai Hong. The total consideration for the sale of the sale shares, the assignment of the joint venture IP rights and the grant of all other rights to Hempel was over HK$1.1...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/16/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 9:12 PM



Prominent Heller Partner joins Blank Rome in Hong KongMartin Downey has joined Blank Rome Solicitors & Notaries in Hong Kong in the firm’s commercial litigation group.  Having practiced in Asia for over 20 years, Downey joins from the Hong Kong office of Heller Ehrman LLP, where he was a partner.  He headed Heller...

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