Two of the Magic Circle firm's founding partners in the country are leaving.
Two of the Magic Circle firm's founding partners in the country are leaving.
Linklaters' Hong Kong private equity partner, Christopher Kelly, is joining White & Case—the latest in a string of partners to leave the firm for rivals in Asia.
Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.
The Second Circuit has clarified the law on sovereign immunity for actions by a foreign nation's commercial entity that take place outside of the United States but harm investors within the United States.
With the termination of the one-child policy in China late last year, there could be a jump in pregnant or nursing employees come spring time.
Starting Monday Feb. 8, we are suspending The Asian Lawyer newsletters for a week during Chinese New Year. We will resume publication on Feb. 15.
Adrian Pranata joins Jakarta-based Widyawan & Partners from Herbert Smith Freehills associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung.
Former Asia head of banking and finance King Tak Fung and litigation partner Ivan Ng join in Hong Kong with five associates.
The firm's international LLP is introducing a new points-based system, bringing in a larger bonus pool and creating a separate lockstep for new partners.
Banking and finance lawyer Maria Townsend specializes in the automotive sector.
Former counsel Lu Guiping relocates across the border from Hong Kong to run the third office for the leading Chinese corporate firm.
Former Parker Milliken shareholders Sabina Helton and Steven Nakasone join as a shareholder and of counsel respectively.
Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.
Veteran Queensland lawyer Brett Heading arrives from domestic firm McCullough Robertson while Perth partner John Cooper relocates to lead the four-lawyer new office.
Former Drew & Napier construction head Chau Ee Lee arrives to lead the practice.
The short answer: no. Data on Global 100 firms from our researchers and analysts at ALM Legal Intelligence shows that firms with fewer offices and fewer foreign offices tend to have higher profit margins and profits per partner than bigger, more global firms.
Former Clayton Utz special counsel Peter Lamont arrives.
Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.
Someday we’ll all know exactly what is happening there.
China’s trademark filings grew at a staggering rate in 2014, while the overall pace of new trademark activity in both established and developing economies slowed across the rest of the world, according to a newly released report.
For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region’s leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.
After a highly visible lobbying campaign in Washington, D.C. and around the world, Amal Clooney helped secure the release—at least for now—of the ex-president of the Maldives, who arrived in London on Thursday. And she's already got a new client to save.
Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.
Former Fulbright Beijing office head Jie Zhang joins the firm in the Chinese capital.
Five people including two scientists working for GlaxoSmithKline have been charged with taking part in a scheme to steal trade secrets and methods for manufacturing cancer medication from the drugmaker, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday.
Former Watson, Farley & Williams partner Richard Wilmot moves over.
In China, some lawyers are accused of overthrowing the government, giving away state secrets and colluding with anti-China forces, while others get lunch with top party officials.
Sidley Austin and Arnold & Porter have taken the lead for General Electric Co. as the industrial conglomerate continues to reinvent itself through the $5.4 billion sale of its appliance business to the Chinese electronics maker.
Two U.S. law schools are expanding into China with new degrees—one of which is the first of its kind.
Former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Arthur Chong joins the firm in Melbourne.
M&A lawyer Ian Liao and construction specialist Glenn Cheng arrive from Jones Day and U.K. firm Nabarro, respectively.
The e-discovery platform provider has added executives to its Korea and newly-formed China operations.
Former Locke Lord partner Balbir Bindra is a veteran banking and finance lawyer.
Construction disputes specialist Emerson Holmes joins the 20-lawyer office.
Joshua Grode represented Dalian Wanda in buying the studio behind Jurassic World and the Batman trilogy.
Partner Kurt Rademacher relocates from London to lead a private client U.S. tax practice and envisions a 10-lawyer team in two years.
Foreign governments, including China, Turkey and the European Union, are giving corporate America fits over how companies handle information and data, and the trend is only going to worsen this year.
The parent company of The American Lawyer said that the acquisition, the fourth in recent years, better positions the company in key international markets.
China's DeHeng Law Offices and Deheng Legal Group want you to know that they are two different firms. A prolonged legal battle over their extremely similar names has its roots in a split between the firms more than 20 years ago.
Corporate lawyer Nicholas Chan moves over to advise on corporate finance transactions.
Martin David’s exit from the London-based firm follows those of former Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman in October.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills banking lawyer Jae Lemin arrives.
Wun Wen-na rejoins the firm after nearly a decade of in-house experience.
Former longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Michelle Gon joins and resides at the firm’s alliance firm MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
By 2019, Europe will be almost 23 percent of the market and Asia will be more than 7 percent.
Former Paul Hastings partner Catherine Tsang moves over.
Colleen Tracy James, a partner at Mayer Brown, highlights some of the trade-offs and strategic considerations in creating international IP portfolios and analyzes the extent to which China's proposed Fourth Amendment might affect such IP strategies for U.S. companies.
Jun He and Davis Polk & Wardwell advise as state-owned insurer PICC takes over a 20 percent stake in the Chinese bank.
Construction disputes specialist Yanjie Lian joins from Shanghai-based Xinhua Law Firm.
China Shipping and China Ocean Shipping are consolidating assets and mulling a combination that will create the world’s fourth largest container-shipping giant.
While the law “creates the duty” without defining how it will be “exercised,” companies should watch how it will be written into regulation.
Seven Weibo posts landed prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in jail, got him convicted and ended his legal career.
New intelligence gathering initiatives have led to a chorus of concern from the tech sector and privacy advocates.
Baker & McKenzie is representing acquirer Sumitomo Mitsui Financial as Sullivan & Cromwell and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advise the seller.
After spending 19 months in custody, Beijing-based human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will soon be released, but he will no longer practice law.
Our new China 25 survey reports gross revenue for the country's largest firms—and finds some surprises.
State-owned "bad bank" Cinda Asset Management is taking over the 66-year-old Hong Kong commercial bank from Bank of China.
Matthew Bassiur, who previously oversaw anti-counterfeiting operations for Pfizer Inc. and is also former counsel for intellectual property enforcement at Apple Inc., has been appointed head of global intellectual property enforcement at Chinese online retail giant Alibaba.
Foreign law firms have been in South Korea for three years, but they still can't practice local law. Will they ever be able to? The answer isn't clear.
The new Trans-Pacific trade deal looks like a go. Law firms may want to gear up.
How to win clients in Asia—and keep them happy.
A legal reform subcommittee urges Hong Kong to pass legislation to permit outside funding in arbitration.
Is the new Uber for Chinese lawyers coming soon?
Chinese law firms continued their remarkable growth spree to capture nearly all the top slots in our rankings. Apparently no one told them that the economy has been slowing down.
The Center for Public Integrity published a list of lobbying firms that advise countries with the worst human rights records, according to an index compiled by the Fund for Peace. Four Am Law 100 firms made the list for work they handled on behalf of Cameroon, China, Saudi Arabia and others.
Our daily coverage will continue as the newsletters break for two weeks. We will resume publication on January 4, 2016.
Partners David Lee, Lucinda Lyons, David Amentas, Michelle Dunne and Christopher Smith will join from boutique Lee & Lyons as part of a 30-lawyer team.
State court officials have approved new rules authorizing lawyers outside the state to practice in New York on a temporary basis and to allow foreign lawyers to register as in-house counsel. The rules take effect Dec. 30.
The deal will see Shanghai-based China Grand Automotive buy a controlling stake in competitor Baoxin Auto.
The Chinese ecommerce company is paying $266 million for the 112-year-old English-language daily newspaper in Hong Kong.
China cranked out more patent applications in 2014 than the United States and Japan combined, according to a survey released Monday by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Commercial, cultural and political concerns continue to bar foreign law firms from practicing Chinese law for the foreseeable future. But Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone joint venture program and other forms of alliances may show the way towards a gradual opening up of the market.
Last year, William Chua was underwriters’ counsel on Alibaba’s $25 billion New York Stock Exchange listing and $8 billion corporate bond issue.
The U.S. subsidiary of South Korean tire manufacturer Kumho Tire has lined up $270 million in syndicated loans to finance its almost-completed tire plant in Macon, with assistance from Han Choi of Ballard Spahr, who acted as counsel to Kumho Tire Georgia and co-bond counsel.
Jean Lee didn't anticipate the Don H. Liu Scholars Program to be as successful as it was coming out of its first year, but now heading into its second year, the program has been extended and a $15,000 scholarship will now be offered to three budding Asian-American law students, not just two.
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Ashley Tsacalos, who specializes in advising government departments, will join the firm in February.
A prominent tax partner at the Australian firm is named in records obtained by Wired and Gizmodo that purportedly identify the creator of leading digital currency bitcoin, which has been a boon to many Am Law 100 firms in recent years.
Former Baker & McKenzie partner James Kwan joins in Hong Kong.
Eight-lawyer Insights Law adds local law capability in the city-state to the Southeast Asian law firm network.
Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden, K&L Gates grabs three Down Under and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ow Kim Kit arrives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s top financial regulator.
Former Asia energy head of Mayer Brown JSM Jack Su arrives at the newly integrated office.
The London-based firm has struck a non-exclusive cooperation agreement with 31-lawyer boutique Haldanes in the Chinese territory.
Sherman Chu comes from Cisco, where he'd spent six years as general counsel of the company's business in China.
In the age of the mega-firm, it's more crucial than ever for partners to take an active role in overseeing the business they own.
Nineteen-year Mallesons veteran Joshua Cole joins the Silver Circle firm to advise on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
John Shi arrives with former of counsel Shan Lai as the U.K. firm bets on transactional work in China.
Indonesia-focused partner Toby Grainger relocates from Jakarta.
Dual-qualified in Germany and Singapore, arbitration specialist Patrick Dahm joins from Rodyk & Davidson.
Australia’s largest toll road operator Transurban will acquire a 6.7-kilometer motorway tunnel that connects downtown Brisbane to the city’s airport.
McGuireWoods has forged an affiliation agreement with Shanghai-based FuJae Partners, a firm formed by three partners leaving Chinese firm Jun He Law Offices.
Sébastien Evrard handles merger controls and antitrust government investigations and litigation in Asia and Europe.
The Chinese state-owned nuclear generator is buying all the power assets from Malaysia’s debt-laden 1MDB.
Our annual Law Firm Leaders Survey finds managing partners hopeful, if uncertain, about their firms' prospects for next year.
The Paris climate talks won't be enough. Can courts grab control of the thermostat?
Dentons has sent a clear message: Bigger is better. But the latest deals across Asia also raise questions about its aggressive growth strategy.
The firm has set up a formal law alliance with Singapore’s Prolegis and recruited debt capital markets lawyer William Ku from King & Wood Mallesons.
Partner Anna Gamvros will join from Baker & McKenzie in March as the firm readies to boost technology practice in China and Hong Kong.
The Australian firm has bolstered its tax, environment, corporate, insurance and projects teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The U.K. shipping and disputes firm has hired away Marcus O’Brien from Norton Rose Fulbright.
The snack-food company's market debut is the largest this year for a privately held Chinese concern.
Macquarie Capital wants Morrison & Foerster to share the blame for the investment bank’s ill-fated entanglement with defunct Chinese company Puda Coal. But first it’ll have to convince a skeptical New York judge.
A Kroll Ontrack report also highlights predictive coding and its popularity in the UK, US and Europe.
Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.
Partners at Dentons, Australia’s Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson have approved a combination, the second three-way deal by the growing global legal gaint in three years.
Former Proskauer Rose associate Jason Nelms has joined the San Francisco-based firm’s funds group.
It's not just that lawyers expect a surge in work once the treaty's ratified. It's the shape the work will take that's also drawn so much attention.
Alan Frederik rejoins Widyawan & Partners after four years as chief counsel at the state-owned oil and gas company.
Michael Horn joins to bolster the firm's Indonesia practice.
The U.K. firm first tested the waters in Myanmar through an alliance with local outfit Legal Network Consultants, but now it’s diving in with an office of its own.
New Zealand and Montenegro join the list of countries from which federal contractors are permitted to buy.
Retired Royal Navy veteran Andrew Gray was most recently at Hill Dickinson.
The Chinese insurer is buying Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance as more Asian investments pour into the insurance sector.
The Magic Circle firm has hired former Sidley Austin partner and debt capital markets specialist Alexander Lloyd.
The Australian oil and gas explorer has moved to cut its debt load amidst a weakened commodities market.
Ten months after Dentons reached an agreement to combine with Chinese legal juggernaut Dacheng, the firm announced Tuesday that the landmark deal is now final.
Will joining the world's largest law firm help revive Singapore's oldest law firm?
The Magic Circle firm’s work in forming an Indonesia coal group and advising on a sale of a stake in high-speed railway service Eurostar have come under scrutiny from a pair of British regulatory bodies.
Former Maurice Blackburn principal Damian Scattini joins the Los Angeles-based litigation firm to help build out its class actions capability in Australia.
The official text of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty was released Thursday, and the intellectual property provisions, previously revealed through Wikileaks, are going to make a lot of people unhappy both in the United States and overseas.
The offshore firm has nabbed a partner from rival Ogier to open in Shanghai.
With its announcement of new planned megamergers in Australia and Singapore, Dentons sent a clear message: Bigger is better. But the latest deals also highlight the uncertainties of Dentons’ aggressive growth strategy.
Rajah & Tann's Kuala Lumpur-based associate firm has expanded its technology and intellectual property offerings.
Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore’s Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.
Sovaldi, the hepatitis C wonder drug, costs $1,000 a pill. Law-savvy advocates are fighting back.
Sydney-based partner Marcus Clark focuses his mergers and acquisitions practice on the agribusiness sector.
The city's Law Reform Commission may soon recommend that a law be updated to explicitly allow the practice, making it the first Asian jurisdiction to do so. Lawyers, clients—and funders—are watching these developments closely.
Former Ince & Co. Singapore managing partner Richard Lovell and alliance firm cohead Mohan Subbaraman are jumping ship in the midst of other defections in London and reports the maritime specialist is looking for a merger partner.
Pension services company Link Group raised $683 million on the country's stock exchange.
The Japanese company is purchasing a majority stake in National Australia Bank subsidiary MCL Ltd.
A New York state appeals court has vacated the conspiracy conviction of a Philippine national accused of attempting to sell four French Impressionist paintings once owned by the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, worth tens of millions of dollars.
Baidu is creating China's largest travel-booking site as consolidation in the internet space continues.
The listing of China's only domestic reinsurer was among Hong Kong's largest offerings this year.
The Minneapolis-based firm expands into a second mainland Chinese office despite some U.S. peers leaving China entirely.
Former Lipman Karas partner Kelly Naphtali joins a year after Kirkland launched an Asia restructuring practice with the hire of two former Hogan Lovells partners.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero cleared a path for claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank acts.
Two prominent law firms filed a federal class action in Los Angeles on Friday against Volkswagen A.G. on behalf of South Korean consumers, making it the first case of its kind against an automaker in the United States.
A second Chinese state-owned bad bank will list in Hong Kong to fund its distressed debt management business.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled a company can be held accountable for its CEO's fraud, even if that fraud went against the company’s interests. The panel found ChinaCast Education Corp. can be held liable for the alleged embezzlement of CEO Ron Chan.
The U.K. firm has formed an association with former Orrick best friend LVN & Associates.
State-owned mobile carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are merging their tower assets.
We've broadened the scope for our second annual awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India, bringing the total number of categories to 25 from 17.
Former King & Wood Mallesons partner Sarah Harrison joins the firm's workplace relations and safety team.
Here’s how Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst and K&L Gates have coped with the falling currency since merging with Australian firms in recent years.
Former Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Tahirah Ara is slated to join the private wealth boutique on Oct. 26.
The Chinese internet giant is buying Youku Tudou in a bid to enhance its digital entertainment offerings.
Martin Kudnig is relocating back to Melbourne from London after 16 years with the Silver Circle firm and the former Blake Dawson.
Frederick Hui was most recently a disputes associate at DLA Piper.
Samantha Thompson has returned to London to join PricewaterhouseCoopers as a director.
Former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner Sonia Baldia will be based in Washington, D.C.
Polat Siva joins the Australian firm's litigation team in Melbourne from Clayton Utz.
The Hong Kong firm has recruited Michael Withington from local litigation boutique Gall.
Alexander Fischer is the former senior partner in Shanghai for German firm Roedl & Partners.
Australia's largest investment bank is purchasing the autos financing division of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.
Diverse director perspectives arguably improve company performance. Yet companies around the world are still far from achieving boardroom gender parity.
The firm has recruited former Allen & Overy corporate partner Linda Lee to launch in the city-state.
Insurance specialist Brett Solomon was previously the head of DibbsBarker’s insurance practice.
As the Obama Administration has made protecting American intellectual property from threats abroad a priority for the Department of Justice, it has sent clear signals that it sees China as Enemy No. 1. But the spate of cases that has followed has left some in the defense bar asking whether the government is too quick on the trigger when it comes to prosecuting individuals with Chinese ties. Three high-profile cases targeting naturalized U.S. citizens originally from China have unraveled in the past year, heightening those concerns.
Tencent-backed Dianping.com and Alibaba-backed Meituan.com are combining to form a leading player in China's increasingly important online-to-offline services market.
Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.
The Chicago-based firm has recruited capital markets partner Mengyu Lu from Kirkland & Ellis.
At least 78 public companies have reported that they are targets of ongoing federal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The New York-based company agreed to settle civil charges that its joint venture in China bribed health care providers at state-controlled hospitals in order to promote drug sales.
Ella Wong, GC of NBA China, says NBA China still faces some major challenges, including that broadcasting of live games is not clearly protected by copyright law in that country.
Kemsley Brennan, most recently with Colin Biggers & Paisley, also spent nearly 20 years in-house at U.S.-based insurer Chubb Group.
The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.
Renminbi bond specialist Jini Lee is the latest of at least six lawyers this year to leave Linklaters’ Hong Kong office for rival firms.
The Big Four auditor has struck a new association with local firm Lin & Associates.
As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.
'Tone from the top' is a critical differentiator for implementing better precautions.
The Australian oil and gas company hopes to raise $1.4 billion to pay down debt and strengthen its balance sheet in response to drastically reduced commodity prices over the past year.
Vereins improve their position in the latest iteration of a client-awareness survey.
Vocus Communications is offering $1.4 billion to acquire M2 Group in a deal that would create Australia's fourth-largest telecommunications company.
The U.S. attorney's decision to drop charges against a Temple University physics professor accused of relaying U.S. defense technology information to China is not a typical move, according to former federal prosecutors.
Volatile currency rates can have a big impact on global law firm revenue and partner compensation. Who’s been hit hardest—and how are firms coping?
In the largest IPO ever, size wasn’t the only thing that made the deal challenging.
An initial cybersecurity agreement between China and the United States, seen as an “early step” to curb cybertheft, faces multiple challenges.
While we work and live in a "borderless" economy, when it comes to e-discovery and litigation matters, borders are ever apparent amid the myriad of international data privacy laws in play where ever data flows between regions.
The relocation of transactions partner Andrew Hutton to Hong Kong leaves behind just one partner whose primary residence is in the firm's city-state office.
Firm leaders and observers have various takes on Africa, China, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.
The Anglo-American firm and its former Jakarta-based partner Hermawan Juniarto have separated after three and a half years.
The Indian government, hoping to discourage Western companies from trying to capitalize on its ancient yoga practice, is taking steps to protect what it considers its traditional knowledge.
This annual award from The American Lawyer honors the winning team in a range of high-impact, high-profile transnational cases—from Yukos's $50 billion arbitration win against Russia to the groundbreaking Swiss tax settlements.
Former Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas New Delhi partner Nikhil Narayanan moves to Khaitan & Co., while former Khaitan Mumbai partner Abhay Sharma defects to SAM.
Shanghai's Jinjiang International Hotel Group is buying an 81 percent stake in budget hotel chain 7 Days from investors including the Carlyle Group and Sequoia Capital.
The Singaporean real estate fund is purchasing a portfolio of Australian logistics properties from fellow city-state investors GIC and Frasers Centrepoint for $725 million.
On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.
Under the United Kingdom's new Modern Slavery Act, Asian businesses that make or supply goods or services sold in the U.K. can expect greater scrutiny of their labor practices.
Vientiane Law Co. Ltd. has brought aboard Aristotle David from VNA Legal to serve as managing partner.
The Guangzhou-based baby food company is offering $995 million for Swisse Wellness in a push to expand its product portfolio.
The Comcast-owned theme park company is planning to open its biggest-ever location in Beijing in 2019.
"Lucky" is a word that Morgan Chu uses often. Lucky enough as a young lawyer to be tapped to take a major patent case to trial. Lucky enough to win—again and again. But what the Irell & Manella partner doesn't say is that you also make your own luck. Chu spoke to the Lit Daily about his biggest cases and keys to success.
China litigation specialist Richard Wagner arrives from Baker & McKenzie.
Leanne Nickels had joined Norton Rose Australia’s legacy firm Deacons in 1998.
The Atlanta-based firm faces stiff competition from U.S. rivals such as Morrison & Foerster and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in choosing Japan as its second base in Asia.
Shuva Mandal had spent the last decade and a half at rival AZB & Partners.
China's attempt to boost economic growth by supporting online businesses has some lawyers looking for ways to cash in beyond the billable hour.
The same lawyers who led Japan Tobacco's $7.8 billion share sale two years ago are advising on the IPOs of the state-owned postal service and its banking and insurance divisions.
Employment specialist Jennifer van Dale joins the U.K. firm from Hong Kong litigation boutique Gall, but previously spent 16 years with Baker & McKenzie.
William Uchimoto, who spent time running the China practice groups for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Stevens & Lee, said he was "shocked" to learn of the SEC's civil securities fraud charges leveled against him Thursday.
Former DLA Piper Asia Pacific employment head Pattie Walsh joins the firm in Hong Kong while Singapore partner Sheena Jacob leaves for local firm.
Amal Clooney may be the most famous practicing lawyer in the world, and is certainly the most photographed. But is she a good lawyer? In some ways, it’s the wrong question to ask.
Intellectual property disputes lawyer Wang Yan joins the firm's head office in Beijing.
The Tokyo-based company is buying the London-based reinsurer as the Japanese insurance industry continues an overseas shopping spree.
Alston & Bird is expanding abroad, opening an office in Beijing and adding three lawyers who handle privacy and data security to its Brussels outpost.
The Magic Circle firm is the latest international firm to arrive in Korea ahead of further liberalization in the country's legal market next year.
Rival DAC Beachcroft's former office head in the city-state Ben Nicholson moved over.
Chinese leasing company Bohai is acquiring the Irish aircraft lessor as China looks set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest domestic aviation market.
The U.K. retailer is unloading its largest overseas operations in a bid to strengthen balance sheet.
Gregory Wang joins the firm's Hong Kong office from Morrison & Foerster, while Calvin Chan and Kohe Hasan arrive in Singapore from Skadden and Oon & Bazul, respectively.
We spoke to twenty veteran lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore about their secrets for keeping Asian clients happy. What they told us will surprise you.
Commercial litigator Mohammed Reza has joined Simmons & Simmons' best friend in the city-state as a director.
Cofounding partner Michael Kim will lead the U.S. litigation boutique's practice in the Korean capital.
Three lawyers leave Jones Day's Hong Kong office to join Baker Botts' Hong Kong office.
Leveraged buyout specialist David Irvine is the fourth partner to leave the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.
The firm’s Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise program involves 80 pro bono projects, 285 Sidley lawyers and 25 countries.
Shearman & Sterling launches in Dubai; Dechert forms an alliance in Saudi Arabia; Ogletree Deakins and Jackson Lewis expand in the U.S.; and litigation boutique Kobre & Kim heads to South Korea.
Private equity lawyer Gloria Liu joins from Goodwin Procter.
The Beijing-based boutique firm has poached a mixed team of partners and senior counsel whose practices range from mergers and acquisitions to employment law.
Karl Blake is the former head of regulation and disputes at Maddocks.
Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Daniel Yeh advises on China-related deals.
Robert Pé, most recently a partner at Orrick, also serves as adviser to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Japanese trading house is buying a 20 percent stake in the Singapore-listed agribusiness to capture rising global demand for food commodities.
Corporate lawyer Anthony Wang relocates from Shanghai to join the firm's office in Newport Beach.
Longtime construction lawyer Michael Hollingdale joins the Australian firm as a partner.
Fueled by a series of U.K. acquisitions, publicly listed Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has announced a strong set of financials for the last fiscal year, posting significant increases in both revenue and earnings.
The Indian bank placed shares with institutional investors in order to boost its reserve capital.
Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.
Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew and global CEO Elliott Portnoy said market unrest can sometimes be good for business.
Terminated employee of Machine Zone was arrested just before boarding a flight to China after an FBI investigation.
More than half the countries that signed on to an international bribery law convention haven't ventured beyond their own countries.
Markus Blenntoft moves over from the recently closed office of Dentons.
A dozen law firms team up to stop human trafficking, and send Congress a signal.
The trial of alleged embezzler Zhao Shilan will be the first U.S. prosecution of a Chinese economic fugitive since China began to hunt for corrupt officials living overseas last year. But difficulties in cooperation between the two countries means a conviction is far from guaranteed.
Akin Gump advised the Russian oil company on the sale of its 50 percent share in five Kazakhstan oil and gas fields to its Chinese joint venture partner.
China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., may cause law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia.
China's current crackdown on human rights lawyers is part of a wider attempt to criminalize forceful advocacy, and the transnational legal community must decide how to react, writes Eva Pils of King's College London.
The new office will be the Big Four corporate firm’s fourth location in Japan.
The Canadian asset manager is buying Melbourne-based Asciano in one of the biggest deals Down Under this year.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and Home Box Office Inc. won the first round in the litigation over his highly publicized match against Floyd Mayweather after a federal panel sent more than 40 consumer class actions to a judge in Los Angeles.
A startup backed by a former L.A. Galaxy player accuses Sony of ripping of its idea for a charitable gaming platform.
It's not enough to register a trademark in the normal way. If you want to protect your marks, register them with the country's customs agency.
Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.
Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.
R&T Asia Resources will employ at least 30 lawyers to serve clients during their peak business periods.
A federal judge has ordered the general counsel of a Chinese corporation to come to the United States for a deposition in a patent case, despite the attorney's fear of a possible arrest upon entry by U.S. authorities in a criminal investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.
Eversheds and Allen & Overy hope to tap a new revenue source as the region's general counsel suffer the same pressures to cut costs as their peers in London and New York.
Michelle Yong has rejoined the U.K. firm after a brief stint at rival Ince & Co.
Erick Robinson most recently worked as Qualcomm’s director of intellectual property in India.
Terence Lau will make the move from rival Hogan Lovells early next month.
Although bank accounts held outside New York cannot be frozen or seized to satisfy a New York judgment, an information subpoena can be used to determine where the accounts are located within the bank, a unanimous First Department panel has held.
Australia's second largest lender is boosting its capital reserves in response to newly tightened regulations.
The Osaka-based company is the latest Japanese life insurer to seek growth through acquisitions in the U.S.
Korea practice head James Lee has relocated from Los Angeles to lead the three-partner office.
An in-house counsel career is an increasingly attractive option for women in Asia; 59 percent of in-house lawyers in Hong Kong are female.
The Chinese ecommerce giant has turned again to its U.S. law firm of choice for an investment in bricks-and-mortar electronics retailer Suning.
The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.
To hire and develop the right people for the job in India, brand reputation, workplace culture, credible leadership and meaningful work are all imperative.
The U.K. firm has hired former Hogan Lovells consultant Charles Butcher.
Tim Lobanov, managing director of Verasca Group, shares his thoughts on the foreign investment coming into the Miami market.
Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp. is buying a commercial real estate portfolio from Morgan Stanley-controlled Investa Property Group.
Allen & Gledhill and WongPartnership advised state-run companies Temasek and JTC in a four-way merger that created one of the largest home and industrial park builders in the region.
James Philips leaves the independent Australian firm after 30 years to join DLA Piper's team in Sydney.
Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Ya-Chiao Chang specializes in U.S. patent litigation.
To be successful, practitioners need to understand the distinct legal paradigms that subsist in the APAC region.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has winged her way to South Korea for a series of public events. Later this month, she will visit Hanoi to officiate a same-sex marriage ceremony as the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, renews his vows with his husband.
David Hallam joins from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The parent of Hainan Airlines is buying the world's largest ground and cargo handling company, Swissport International Ltd.
The latest report from Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law School finds that suits against Asian companies—most of them Chinese—account for more than half of shareholder class actions filed in the United States during the first six months of 2015.
Companies facing incidents that might attract international attention must assess whether U.S. litigation is reasonably anticipated, thus triggering the need for a litigation hold.
The Singapore-based warehousing giant is offering $4.6 billion for a portfolio of properties held by Industrial Income Trust.
A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.
Hong Kong's Link REIT is buying two office buildings and retail space in the city's Xintiandi area.
Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sometimes feels like small time, gotcha-style litigation. Case in point: the $12 million settlement with Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. over marketing baby formula to health care professionals in China.
Sanford Wadler was fired for misconduct, the company's lawyers said, not in retaliation for speaking up about possible corruption in Bio-Rad's business dealings in China.
Andrew Digges spent 15 years with the Magic Circle firm, most recently at its Indonesian ally Ginting & Reksodiputro.
The hire of former Ashurst partner Tim Klineberg follows last month's arrival of longtime Clayton Utz partner David Cowling.
Former Linklaters lawyer Jonathan Bowden joins the U.S. firm's mergers and acquisitions practice.
Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.
The traffic-control systems designer will list next month four years after its first attempt at going public was postponed because of a deadly train rash in eastern China that killed 40 people.
There is no magic to winning business in Japan. It’s all about careful listening, honest explanations, and patiently waiting for the right decision.
The deal gives shareholders KKR and TPG Capital the chance to exit stakes they’ve held in the Chinese investment bank since 2010.
Debevoise & Plimpton is advising the target, New York Stock Exchange-listed StanCorp, on the deal.
Scott Langford returns to practice two years after resigning from the Australian gold miner amidst investigations into its disclosure practices.
Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.
Japan's largest media company is offering $1.3 billion for FT Group, the Pearson-owned publisher of the iconic salmon-toned Financial Times.
Shanghai-based litigation partner Jerry Fang used to be a Hong Kong associate working on FCPA matters at the U.S. firm.
Shardul Shroff's new outfit has replaced the former Amarchand Mangaldas in the global network of independent law firms.
A cyber-security breach at the Permanent Court of Arbitration places at risk any law firm that tracks arbitration in The Hague.
Law firms are merging at the highest rate since the Great Recession, but consultants say there are checks within the legal industry that will prevent consolidation on the scale of other professional service industries.
The popular immigrant investor program is supposed to be a win-win, but isn't always.
Corporate partner Karen Yan specializes in China-related internet and technology deals.
Last week arbitrators in The Hague heard from Foley Hoag's Paul Reichler in the first phase of the world's most misunderstood maritime battle, over the status of a few rocks that form the most controversial dots on the world map.
Sydney-based utility DUET Group is buying clean-energy producer Energy Developments.
Elizabeth Cole previously worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
They're eager to invest in real estate, but a backlog might lead Chinese investors to delay deals under the EB-5 visa program.
Corporate partners Julia Zhu and Li Zhang join the firm from Allbright and Grandway respectively.
In Asia, winners include the Alibaba IPO, AB InBev's acquisition of Oriental Brewery, Bhutan's first law school and more.
Partner Nils Eliasson will join from Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling in September and specialize in energy-related matters.
Twelve Darkode members have been charged with computer fraud conspiracy following an FBI infiltration of the forum.
Haydn Dare, who spent nearly 30 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, is in Jakarta looking for a local tie-up.
The Australian firm brings on former Ashurst special counsel Meredith Gibbs in Melbourne.
Ning Zhang joins after 10 years with O'Melveny & Myers, most recently as counsel.
Jingtian & Gongcheng is the fifth Chinese firm in the past year and a half to arrive in hopes of capturing more work from mainland clients using Hong Kong to grow their businesses.
Chinese investors accept a rate of return on their invested capital as low as 0.5 of a percent to get the certainty of job creation and green card approval, writes attorney Ronald Fieldstone.
Accounting issues at the Australian class-action firm and its most recent deal partner, U.K. insurance claims processor Quindell, have dulled the stock's sheen after eight years of growth since its IPO in 2007.
The video social networking company is the latest U.S.-listed Chinese company planning its return to China’s stock exchanges.
A group of investors led by Gaw Capital Partners has made a bid for the 5-star InterContinental on the Kowloon waterfront.
Fifteen years after opening in the Chinese capital, the firm has chosen to run its China practice from New York and London.
Companies selling products to Chinese consumers have been avoiding strict consumer laws by selling directly via e-commerce. But that might not be a viable option much longer.
Allens banking and finance specialist Richard Gordon will join the Magic Circle firm's Sydney office in September.
The offshore firm has opened a representative office in the Japanese capital.
Macquarie Capital appears to have made peace with U.S. regulators over the messy demise of China's Puda Coal. But Macquarie's fight with its former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster is just heating up.
The Chicago-based firm plans to use Jingtian & Gongcheng's arrival in Hong Kong to access a long list of Chinese clients.
Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.
Damien Foulis joins from South Australia firm Finlaysons.
The Australian firm has grown its construction and property teams with the arrival of Rechelle Brost in Brisbane, Patrick Thuang in Perth and Luke Westmore in Melbourne.
French lawyer Paul-Emmanuel Benachi joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Former White & Case lawyer Joel Greer specializes in international arbitration.
Finance partner Prashanth Venkatesh was most recently at the former Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Bangalore.
Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Former King & Spalding Singapore partner Peter Megens is returning home to join the U.K. firm's newly opened Melbourne office.
Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.
Charles Ching is relocating from Hong Kong to join the U.S. firm's China practice.
The London-based firm has partnered with seven-lawyer AsiaLegal in a formal law alliance.
China National Nuclear Power IPO, 58.com/Ganji, Daiichi/Sun Pharma and more of the Asia-Pacific region's largest recent transactions.
A few firms set up shop in India during a previous liberalization campaign. Then a lawsuit brought by an Indian lawyers' group shut them down.
Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.
With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.
A handful of international firms have obtained a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license, which allows them to hire Singapore-qualified lawyers and practice some local law. Others say it's not worth the trouble.
As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.
The Association of Corporate Counsel is solidifying its plans to joins forces with the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association by creating a singular resource for in-house counsel in the country.
Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they’re being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.
Data from The NLJ 350 shows that lawyer counts at U.S. firms in Asia have soared in the past decade. But is the growth story over?
Michael Tuckfield joins his new firm's infrastructure and major projects practice in Melbourne.
A consortium led by Shanghai-listed Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology is buying Temasek-controlled chipmaker STATS ChipPAC for $760 million.
The taxi-hailing service has tapped Mohit Abraham of Khaitan & Co., the firm currently defending Uber against a ban in Delhi.
A 12-lawyer team from the Western Australian corporate boutique will join DLA Piper's current roster of 51 lawyers in Perth on July 1.
The mainland home-improvement and furniture retailer will use the $925 million raised in its initial public offering to open nine new specialty malls and seek further expansion through acquisitions.
Clifford Chance's alliance partner in the city-state has hired former WongPartnership partner Carol Anne Tan to lead the new venture.
The firm has launched its second office in Southeast Asia, adding to a current base in Singapore.
Jones Day, Baker & McKenzie and Deacons all had roles on an investment into real estate company Chongbang.
More than 40 class actions have been filed over last month’s highly publicized fight between Floyd Mayweather and Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, alleging that the boxers, their promoters and the cable networks airing the match misled viewers about the “Fight of the Century.”
Vietnam's 93 million residents, a large percentage of whom are under 40, have money to spend on foreign goods and services.
State-owned Tsinghua University is paying $2.3 billion for a majority stake in a new joint venture that includes Hewlett-Packard’s network, server and storage business in China.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund and London-based CVC Capital Partners have acquired a majority stake in New Jersey-based Alvogen that values the company at $2 billion.
A senior executive from Takata Corp. appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday to update lawmakers on the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles installed with the company's air bags.
In a battle over foreign oil and gas assets, the Republic of Kazakhstan has won a ruling that the New York office of U.K.-based law firm Clyde & Co must turn over information about the value of an oil and gas plant seized by the republic.
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in India and arrived in the United States as a young child, was formally sworn in Friday as the first Asian Pacific American on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The same law firms that rode a wave of U.S. IPOs by mainland companies last decade are cashing in again as those clients pull stakes and head home to China.
China's largest brokerage raised money for securities lending from the National Social Security Fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority, GIC Private Ltd. and others.
The Magic Circle firm rehires private equity lawyer Jamie Palmer two months after former Australia PE practice head Grant Koch left for DLA Piper.
Tim Tingkang Xia, who headed Morris Manning & Martin's intellectual property and international practices, has left for Locke Lord with another partner, IP litigator Bryan Harrison, and a 12-member IP team made up of an associate, four patent agents and seven staff.
Nearly a month after former partner David Neuville’s return to the British firm, corporate Joseph Lee has also rejoined Simmons & Simmons.
If approved by shareholders, the deal would make Qihoo's privatization the largest such transaction by a U.S.-listed Chinese company.
The Shanghai-based brokerage is the country’s largest IPO since Agricultural Bank of China's $10 billion Shanghai listing in 2010.
The U.K. and Indian firms are the sole counsel for the Indian resources company's latest restructuring.
Howard Jiang joins from newly merged Locke Lord.
The parent company of Chinese computer maker Lenovo is raising capital for future acquisitions.
Four Ashurst partners, including three already in Japan and one in Perth, are expected to join the U.S. firm to launch its second office in Asia.
A tough market for legal services has prompted many U.S. students to drop the idea of going to law school at all. Their Chinese peers, however, think studying in the States is exactly the edge they need to overcome their own employment hurdles.
The Chinese biotechnology company has returned to the public markets two years after delisting from the Nasdaq.
China Mobile Games has become the latest Chinese game developer to exit the Nasdaq, six weeks after Perfect World announced its own plan to delist from the U.S. exchange.
Mark Crean, a former chairman of legacy Freehills and steward of its merger with Herbert Smith, will lead the U.S. firm's Australian M&A practice from Sydney.
Hong Kong-based corporate lawyer Carolyn Sng will start at her new firm on Monday.
The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva’s $40 billion bid for Mylan.
The Japanese insurer moves to expand its Stateside footprint by acquiring Houston-based specialty insurance company HCC.
Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.
Qatar Investment Authority has invested $1.2 billion in the billionaire's Hong Kong power company.
David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.
Jol Rogers and Brihony Boan have joined the Australian firm's corporate and property teams, respectively, in Melbourne.
The U.K. private wealth boutique has hired former Morrison & Foerster tax specialists Chizuko Tomita and Takeo Mizutani to lead its newest office in Asia, while former Singapore partner Eric Roose will serve as head of international corporate tax in Asia.
Longtime Clayton Utz restructuring partner David Cowling joins the firm in Sydney.
Top technology, media and telecommunications companies may face some difficult choices if regulators end their use of a key investment vehicle that allows them to operate in the country.
The issuance is the Southeast Asian country's largest ever single tranche of dollar-denominated Islamic bonds.
Catalyst Repository Systems' Insight e-discovery platform with technology-assisted review is available in Japan.
Transactions lawyer Rajiv Khanna makes the move from Seyfarth Shaw.
The People's Republic is cracking down tax-wise on foreign companies operating improperly in the country, creating plenty of opportunity.
A new rail freight terminal will be built in Sydney to reduce traffic congestion caused by truck transport.
State-owned China Jianyin Investment will acquire Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors' radio-frequency power business.
Seoul-based online retailer Coupang is the latest in the Japanese telecom giant's portfolio.
A month after becoming the first Korean firm to establish a base in the Middle East, Bae, Kim & Lee has landed in the Chinese city to open its fourth overseas office.
A former employee of a U.S. firm that shepherds Chinese companies through reverse mergers claims its owner, Benjamin Wey, sexually harassed her and then used his own online soapbox to defame her.
Owned by Hong Kong lawyer Steve Ng and Shenzhen lawyer Winston Gao, YangTze Law Firm will operate under U.K. regulations that allow for foreign control of domestic firms.
The Australian firm has tapped former Griffith Hack principal Kate Hay to work from Melbourne.
Lessons for companies abound in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation that arose from BHP Billiton's sponsorship of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
There will be more and more cases involving intellectual property, says a top Chinese lawyer in the practice. Here’s what foreign companies need to know.
The Chinese conglomerate has raised funds to continue its acquisition spree in the insurance sector.
Paul Hastings partner Ouyang Dan will split her time between Beijing and Hong Kong advising capital markets deals.
The British firm has hired from Korea's Lee & Ko, Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson and Australia's Minter Ellison.
The deal is the latest in a flurry of equity offerings by Chinese brokerages this year.
The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.
Sanford Wadler claims he was blocked from investigating corruption in China as the company worked to nail down its $55 million FCPA settlement with the federal government.
The combination of Independence Group and Sirius Resources would create a copper, gold and nickel miner with a total market capitalization of $2.1 billion and a handful of major projects in Western Australia.
A Shanghai office is expected to open this fall, and the firm has poached Kirkland & Ellis Asia investigations head Samuel Williamson to lead it.
Dewey & LeBoeuf former chair Steven Davis, former executive director Stephen DiCarmine and former chief financial officer Joel Sanders together face more than 100 criminal charges, including grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy in the lead-up to the 1,300-lawyer firm's downfall in May 2012. All have pleaded not guilty.
U.S. pension fund California Public Employees' Retirement System is investing $764 million in an Asia Pacific infrastructure portfolio that will be managed by Australian investment company QIC Ltd.
Litigation specialist Matthew Swinn has joined the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The approach that brothers Shardul and Cyril have taken in launching their new firms shows they learned very different lessons from the breakup of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.
Malaysia's largest independent power company held the country’s biggest initial public offering in close to three years.
The American Lawyer is seeking nominations for its annual Global Legal Awards and Litigation Departments of the Year.
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.
The Korean firm has relocated Russia practice leader Hwajoon Lee to spearhead the new outpost.
Hong Kong-listed China Overseas Land acquired properties in 12 cities from its state-owned parent China Construction.
Global banking practice leader Eric Berg has come east to take on the newly created role of Asia practice head.
China's Jun He Law Offices, Italy's Pedersoli e Associati, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins are among the others working on what will be the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese state-owned enterprise since the $15 billion CNOOC-Nexen deal in 2012.
The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.
The Malaysian state-owned energy company sold a mix of Islamic and conventional notes to raise cash in the wake of tumbling oil prices.
Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.
The People's Republic of China has introduced highly restrictive technology rules for banks and financial institutions.
Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia offices in recent months.
Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore’s lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.
Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The U.K. firm has acquired seven-lawyer Hong Kong firm Haley & Co, bolstering its disputes, construction and major projects teams in Asia.
Insurance specialist Anna Elshafei has joined the Detroit-based firm in Shanghai.
The Chinese laptop maker and Valley adware firm are pushing for a throng of suits to be consolidated in the Northern District of California.
The studio behind blockbuster hits such as "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" will receive funding for a quarter of its expected movies over the next three years from popular Chinese television producer Hunan TV.
Gary Lock, a 15-year veteran of Herbert Smith Freehills and one of its top capital markets partners in Asia, has joined King & Wood's corporate and securities team.
Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.
A local judge in Las Vegas has ordered the China Sands Ltd. casino to deliver records related to a wrongful termination case, despite the Sands GC's testimony that following the order could send executives in Macau to jail.
A federal judge has ruled that an international arbitration award in favor of a China-based mineral supplier can be enforced upon an American company in a contract dispute.
Troy Doyle has joined the firm's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy group in Singapore.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, now at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, said he will register with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career. Daschle will work on behalf of Taiwan.
Emails between Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and its client, the Republic of Kazakhstan, were posted online in January after that government’s computers were hacked. Kazakhstan’s counsel at Curtis says in a complaint filed Thursday against the alleged hackers that some of the emails contained privileged and confidential attorney-client communications.
The firm has launched a website that provides information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide.
Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.
The country's reputation for bogging foreign investors down in litigation for years and overturning foreign arbitral awards may start to change if two soon-to-be-introduced laws are passed this year. It's all part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to attract new business to the Indian economy.
The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has brought aboard two new partners from rival Tilleke & Gibbins, in addition to bolstering its intellectual property team in Malaysia.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart due to conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.
Our latest roundup of transactions in the United States and around the world sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.
Xue Qiang will bring the firm an insider’s view of the all-important National Development and Reform Commission, one of the most important regulators in China.
The arrival of capital markets specialist David Ludwick will create a four-partner team advising on U.S. law matters at the Magic Circle rival.
If successful, TPG Telecom Ltd.’s acquisition of iiNet Ltd. would create the second-largest fixed-line internet services provider in Australia.
Former Shook Lin & Bok partner Terence Seah has moved to Stephenson Harwood's Formal Law Alliance partner firm.
RHT Holding Ltd., launched by partners of Singaporean firm, is planning to raise capital to fund growth through mergers and acquisitions in the region.
London partner Kathy Honeywood is relocating in May to take the reins from longtime Asia-based partner Simon Clinton.
The Korean firm has brought aboard former senior judge Jung Il Moon and former prosecutor Jung Ho Lee.
The International Trade Commission on Wednesday gave a green light to toymaker Lego A/S to bring a patent and copyright infringement case against three competitors that are seeking to appeal more to girls. Lego says its rivals copied its "Friends" line.
Stephanie Tang specializes in delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges.
Emanuel Confos was most recently head of the construction practice at Gilbert + Tobin.
The London-based firm will join forces with shipping boutique Legal Solutions to add a local law practice to its city-state office.
Mark Mangan had spent 10 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as counsel, before joining the Philadelphia-based firm.
The British firm will extend its construction practice to Sydney and Melbourne to capture work in the country's surging infrastructure sector.
In what looks like a push for the firm’s Asia disputes practice, Friven Yeoh has been tapped for managing partner following the hire of two senior litigation lawyers for the office since last fall.
Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. NXP Semiconductors, based in the Netherlands, will acquire Austin's Freescale for $11.8 billion.
Investors CVC Capital and GIC are cashing out of some of their stakes in Hong Kong's second-largest broadband internet provider.
Citigroup joint venture partner Orient Securities is going public amidst a rush of planned listings in China.
Toyota Motor Corp. has promoted Christopher Reynolds, previously general counsel of its U.S. subsidiary, to general counsel and chief legal officer for the global corporation.
On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.
Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.
In the name of antiterrorism, China may require all companies to keep their servers and user data within the country, and demand that technology firms turn over encryption keys.
The firm will remain financially independent but has changed its name to better align with its global 'best friend.'
New partner Ronald Cheng will work from Hong Kong and Los Angeles as a part of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group.
Antitrust/competition regulators are becoming more active and are in increasingly closer contact with each other. It's almost cartel-like.
Former Mayer Brown JSM partner Alan Chiu, associate Eugene Low and senior consultant Kenny Wong have joined the firm a year after Hogan Lovells partner Gabriela Kennedy defected to lead Mayer Brown's intellectual property practice in Asia.
Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.
The Stockholm-based firm opened its first Asian office by forming an association with local firm Odebjer Fohlin.
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.’s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion.
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.
Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?
Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.
China's biggest firm by head count, Dacheng is little known in the West.
London-based Trowers is the first to take advantage of changes in the country’s law that had prohibited foreign firms from operating there. But other firms with a much bigger Southeast Asian presence aren’t rushing in behind them.
One of India's largest banks has sold stock on the country's domestic exchanges and in the U.S. to fund future growth and boost its capital reserves.
After deciding last year not to renew its license to practice local law, Herbert Smith Freehills has partnered with the three-lawyer firm to give clients access to Singapore legal advice.
A new personal information law in China aims to protect consumer personal information and clarify the obligations of companies operating in the region.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects that when employees travel overseas, their devices may come back bugged. So into quarantine they go.
Singapore-based Pieter de Ridder joins after spending 20 years with Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff.
The litigation firm has brought aboard former O’Melveny & Myers counsel Vasu Muthyala, who has relocated from Washington, D.C.
Whether goats or sheep are in ascendancy, it's time to update your approach to negotiation when dealing with companies based in China.
The mid-tier Australian firm has recruited a 15-lawyer team to establish a base in Western Australia.
David Wilkie was one of 15 of the firm's partners to leave for Allen & Overy when it opened its first Australian offices in 2010.
Australia’s Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly traded law firm, is headed to Wales after acquiring a pair of personal injury shops in the U.K. The move comes as a co-founder of a prominent U.S. litigation finance firm calls for the adoption of alternative business structures by U.S. law firms.
Corporations in Japan need to better manage their risks and reputations, but there are few in-house lawyers in the country, and many are not qualified.
Japan's state-owned postal service is buying Australia's largest logistics company as it seeks growth outside a weak home market.
Tax specialist Katrina Parkyn is moving over from Allens.
A general counsel in Australia is refusing to work with outside firms that don't offer value-based pricing.
Jason Opperman is joining the U.S. firm after spending much of his career at Henry Davis York.
Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache are tying up after a fierce battle for market share in the world's largest economy.
Single-practice firms and their easy-to-follow business models have enticed Australian investors so far, but there are indications that some generalist corporate firms may want in on the action.
The Chinese e-commerce giant has taken a step toward boosting the market share of its mobile operating system with the purchase of an undisclosed stake in the Zhuhai-based smartphone maker.
Jasmine International is spinning off its fiber-optic cable business to raise money for the expansion of its national broadband network.
The general counsel of the Sands China casino in Macau is caught between Chinese data privacy law and a Nevada judge's order that the casino disclose private information.
The firm has put in place a new policy that requires each of its more than 5,000 employees in about 25 countries to devote 25 hours per year to community service. The policy is unique because it does not just apply to lawyers, and it will encompass the international offices.
Former partner Ai-Leen Lim has left to launch new offices in Beijing and Hong Kong for Swedish intellectual property consultancy Awapatent A.B.