Malaysia's largest independent power company held the country’s biggest initial public offering in close to three years.
Malaysia's largest independent power company held the country’s biggest initial public offering in close to three years.
Plaintiffs lawyers praised Takata Corp.'s admission on Tuesday that a defect was causing its airbags to spontaneously rupture, but they insisted that the company still hasn't gotten to the root of the problem, which they hope to reveal through discovery in more than 100 pending cases.
The departure of U.S. securities lawyer David Neuville follows the arrival of former Latham & Watkins China partner Michael Liu and a six-lawyer capital markets and transactions team at the firm in January.
The group, including a former employee of Avago Technologies, allegedly applied for patents and used a Cayman Island shell company for cover.
Deals specialist Pradyumna Mysoor was most recently with Linklaters in Hong Kong.
Former Indonesia practice head Charlie Wilson has joined Sidley's mergers and acquisitions and private equity group.
A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.
International arbitration specialist Arthur Ma joins as a partner in Beijing.
High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.
The state-owned nuclear power company has secured an approval for what will be the largest IPO mainland China has seen since China Everbright Bank's $3.6 billion Shanghai listing in 2010.
So far in 2015, Yeung has already advised the largest three IPOs and the largest follow-on offer in Hong Kong
Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.
Second White & Case former Indonesian associate firm partner Nadia Soraya found home.
The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.
Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.
Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington ruled. The decision came in a case involving a Korean businessman whose laptop was seized by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012.
Speaking with The Asian Lawyer, Minister K. Shanmugam outlines his vision of building the city state into the New York of Southeast Asia's legal services.
Mita Djajadiredja returns to Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners two year after leaving to form an association with White & Case.
The state-owned company is raising money to further grow its existing insurance businesses.
Employment law compliance is always a challenge, one that doesn't get any easier when you have employees in China.
A feud between co-managing partners and brothers, Shardul and Cyril Shroff, has brought the hundred-year history of India's top law firm to an end.
Rowan McDonald most recently spent 12 years as a partner at K&L Gates and Australian legacy firm Middletons.
Graeme Gamble makes the move from Ashurst, making partner for the first time in his career.
Former Barclays Middle East legal head Muna Dandan has relocated from Dubai to lead the U.K. firm's financial services disputes and investigations practice in Asia.
The Hong Kong firm has acquired a shipping, international trade and insurance practice by recruiting former Eversheds partner William Leung.
The Chicago-based firm has recruited new partner Ola Nicolai Borge from another professional services firm that got its start in the Windy City, accounting giant Grant Thornton.
The litigation funder has hired a Latham & Watkins partner to open its third U.S. office.
The Shanghai-based conglomerate is acquiring the remaining 80 percent of Ironshore that it doesn’t already own in an effort to ramp up its insurance portfolio.
The Magic Circle firms once again have the lead roles on the Southeast Asian country's latest Islamic bond deal, its first since 2011.
Remember the stacks of pirated DVDs, the copycat cars, the bogus phones? They still exist, but increasingly at the margins as China gets its intellectual property act together.
Lateral hires in the United Kingdom, Spain, Dubai and Japan, as well as around the United States.
The Shanghai-based firm has launched its first office outside of mainland China in search of capital markets deals and outbound M&A work.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its annual "Special 301 Report" on intellectual property rights.
The Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed dismissal of a Commercial Division case Tuesday, holding that the transaction at issue did not have a "substantial nexus" to the state.
On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.
A South Korean company accused of stealing trade secrets from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. agreed to pay $360 million in restitution and fines on Thursday, settling a long-running dispute over Kevlar brand technology.
Steven Lim will lead the construction-focused firm's city-state office; Clyde & Co says its Singaporean joint law venture is still intact.
The 160-lawyer employment specialist is relocating London partner Antonia Grant to open its first office outside of the United Kingdom.
Japan's Daiichi Sankyo has raised about $3.2 billion by shedding the 9 percent of Sun Pharma it received when it sold Ranbaxy Labs to the Mumbai-based company earlier this month.
The Beijing-based brokerage is raising money to fund its securities-lending business as the country's stock markets continue to rally.
The Boston-based data storage company has struck a deal to buy Australia's Recall Holdings, with Sidley Austin acting for the target.
The government sold its entire stake in Pakistan's largest bank as part of an effort to boost the country's economy, including its foreign exchange reserves.
The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
A year after earning only a temporary extension of its Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, the New York-based firm has been approved to practice local law for an additional four years.
The new office in Dubai comes after a pledge from the Korean government to fund $4.4 billion worth of construction projects in the region.
The firm has teamed up with Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners as Chinese investments into Italy increase.
Thomas Kollar joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Clifford Chance.
Perfect World will be the third Chinese gaming company, including Giant Interactive and Shanda Games, to delist in the last 18 months in the face of low valuations from investors.
M2 is trying to elbow out TPG Telecom with a $1.27 billion offer for the Perth-based DSL company.
Kirkland & Ellis and Weil, Gotshal & Manges are acting for KKR & Co. and Anchor Equity Partners on their investment in South Korea's Ticket Monster Inc.
An eight-story building that housed garment factories in Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring many more. This week, the victims and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington against Wal-Mart and other retailers that allegedly sourced products from those factories.
Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.
Hollywood wants the box office riches; Chinese companies want Hollywood techniques. Sister publication Corporate Counsel talks to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips partner Lindsay Conner about how the two are coming together.
Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Grant Koch, who worked five years at Allen & Overy, will hold the same title at his new firm.
U.S. private equity giant TPG Capital and Shanghai-based Fosun International are buying into the Canadian entertainment company and plan to launch the business in China.
Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.
Clean energy specialist Ken Cheung has left Berwin Leighton Paisner to join the rival U.K. firm as a partner.
Three months after Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson announced it was pulling out of Asia, the firm's disputes practice in Hong Kong, led by former partner Alfred Wu, has found a new home.
The former Bingham McCutchen Tokyo managing partner discusses his move to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and why he didn't follow his former colleagues to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.
Kevin Stewart joins from Western Australian firm Lavan Legal and will oversee the office's two-partner disputes team.
China's 58.com and Ganji.com are letting go of a 10-year-old rivalry and joining forces.
When you're "sick" in France, you might not be "sick" in Germany.
Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O’Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.
The Hangzhou-based ecommerce giant is transferring its Tmall online pharmacy to its Hong Kong-listed healthcare subsidiary in exchange for a combination of shares and debt.
How to work better with American Lawyer journalists.
The U.K. firm has announced it is now a so-called Qualified Foreign Law Firm, allowing it to advise clients on international law from the Southeast Asian country.
Former Reed Smith London-based lawyer Sarah Morton-Ramwell will lead the practice from Sydney.
The Chicago-based firm is teaming up with China's FenXun Partners to be the first joint operation between law firms in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in a program that was introduced last year.
Perth partner Robert Edel will join the firm in June.
Singaporean oil rig builder Keppel Corp. is delisting its property development arm in a bid to diversify revenues.
Report concludes governments, businesses and journalists have all been affected by a Chinese cybertheft operation.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner will open an office in Seoul. The D.C.-based intellectual property firm follows some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms that have opened in South Korea since 2012.
A Q&A with Deloitte's Andy Ruckman: Reliance on local counsel is a critical consideration, but evolving technology can streamline international discovery.
Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here’s why.
The Chinese brokerage ranks as the biggest initial public offering so far this year in Asia.
Four months after the Houston-based oil and gas giant sold two offshore assets to Woodside Petroleum for $2.8 billion, Apache has turned again to the Magic Circle firm to unload its entire Australian division.
Oil and gas tops off the week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc.
The two companies have struck an exclusive agreement that would see DBS sell Manulife's insurance products through the bank's 200 branches in Asia.
Min-tze Lean was most recently a director at the former Stamford Law Corp.
New partner Shao Zili will co-lead the firm's China practice from Beijing.
Insurance disputes specialist Mark Attard joins from Australian firm CBP Lawyers.
Projects partner Benny Bernarto joins from Indonesian firm Makarim & Taira S.
Malaysia's largest oil and gas services company is refinancing part of a $5.5 billion credit facility it took on last year.
International arbitration specialist Tan Chuan Thye joins the Singaporean firm as a partner.
Bain Capital is selling some of its shares in the Australian enterprise software company four years after buying it from Archer Capital for $1.3 billion.
State-owned China Traditional Chinese Medicine is selling shares to a group of investors to fund its acquisition of Jiangyin Tianjiang Pharmaceutical.
A breakup of the storied Indian firm appears to be only a matter of time as feuding brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff make lateral hires, promote new partners and lease office space on each other’s home turf.
Companies that play it smart will be well positioned to leverage recent political developments and China's demand for low-cost renewable energy technologies into safe, lucrative and long-term business opportunities.
Chinese state-owned Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co. has made an offer to acquire Australian copper miner PanAust Ltd.
The defunct, fraud-addled Chinese company Puda Coal was disaster for its investors, and remains a major litigation headache for its bankers. Now the investment bank Macquarie Group wants the lawyers to share the blame.
The car window maker’s initial public offering is the biggest so far this year in Hong Kong.
Former Linklaters partner Thomas Ng is relocating from Beijing to join Freshfields three weeks after former Hong Kong partner David Ludwick made his own move to the rival Magic Circle firm.
The Anglo-American firm has hired husband and wife team Tim and Nicky Lester from Allens and plans to open new offices in Sydney and Perth this summer.
The U.K. private client boutique has made an unrivaled push into the region to capitalize on a fast-growing population of high-net-worth individuals in China, Singapore and other top jurisdictions.
Arnold Bloch Leibler is Australian counsel to Slater, while London-based Macfarlanes is advising on English law.
Former Linklaters counsel Kyungseok Kim is the second PE partner to join White & Case from the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.
Seoul-based Apex Law is the latest law firm to join the auditor's global legal service network.
Corporate social responsibility programs among the international law firms in Singapore originally involved simply writing checks to support local charities, but contributing authors Wendy Stimpson and Natalia Olynec say that's changing.