The technology boutique firm has bolstered its South Indian presence with the addition of five-lawyer APR Associates.
The technology boutique firm has bolstered its South Indian presence with the addition of five-lawyer APR Associates.
*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods
*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia
*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India
Sao Paulo-based meat processing company JBS is buying Australia’s leading maker of ham, sausages and bacon in an all-cash deal.
Auto companies that recalled 7.8 million U.S. cars and trucks over exploding air bags linked to injuries and deaths have retained counsel amid mounting legal pressure.
Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida and Jay Rockefeller IV of West Virginia have demanded numerous internal documents from the Japanese auto parts maker about its deadly air bag safety defect, saying a top executive at Takata left them with "many significant questions" about the problem.
The technology and venture capital-focused firm has entered the city through an alliance with local IP specialist Choy, Cheung & Co.
The first known lawsuit in federal court over a death linked to Takata Corp.'s recalls has been filed by the brother of a South Carolina woman who died after her air bag deployed during an automobile accident in 2008.
Many of Asia's leading legal practitioners gathered at the Fullerton hotel in Singapore on Nov. 19 to join The Asian Lawyer in celebrating the best transactions and recognising the best lawyers in the region as part of our inaugural Emerging Markets Awards. Here's a rundown of the winners and the reasons why they were chosen.
The deal markets the second time in a row that Allen & Overy has taken the lead role on the government's issuance of sovereign debt.
The Japanese auto parts company is under pressure by politicians to initiate an independent investigation into a deadly air bag safety defect, following a news report that it covered up the problem.
Sydney partners John Elliott and David Stammers are headed to Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst, respectively, while Perth partner Kevin O’Sullivan declined to comment on his next role.
Liza Carver was previously a partner at Ashurst.
*HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group
*Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project
*Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea
Since free trade agreements opened the country's legal market to foreign firms in 2012, some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms have planted flags in Seoul, putting pressure on legal fees and ramping up competition between foreign and local firms.
The embattled Japanese auto parts company has retained a high-powered defense team from Dechert to handle a criminal probe, congressional inquiry and class action litigation related to a growing scandal into defective airbags.
The Wall Street Journal reports that CNOOC, China's state-owned oil and gas giant, cut its ties to Baker & McKenzie because of alleged conflicts of interest between an in-house lawyer and her husband, the firm's chief representative in Beijing.
Yufeng Ma had been the director of intellectual property in Asia for the U.S. specialty glass maker.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a nationwide recall of cars and trucks with air bags made by the Japanese company. The recall, limited to vehicles with Takata air bags on the driver's side, came after an air bag ruptured in an incident outside a region of high humidity. The previous Takata recalls of 7.8 million vehicles were limited to those states in hot and humid climates.
Former Clifford Chance counsel Chin Chuan Chen is relocating from Singapore to join the Silver Circle firm.
Corporate partner Hyo Young Kang makes the move from Linklaters.
The two cities have launched a pilot trading system that gives foreign investors direct access to Chinese A-shares for the first time.
The U.S. firm has submitted an application to the country’s Ministry of Justice to open its 12th global office in Seoul.
The London icon, seen in The Beatles movie Help! and on the cover of a Pink Floyd album, is being developed into a mixed-use site with luxury residences, retail shops and restaurants.
The information technology division of mega-conglomerate Samsung Group raised $1.1 billion on the Korea Exchange.
Senators plan to put Takata Corp. under the microscope, holding a hearing on the Japanese company's air bag safety defect that allegedly caused five deaths and prompted a U.S. criminal investigation and class action lawsuits.
The Donggi-Senoro plant, which is expected to launch in mid-2015, will have a production capacity of 2 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year.
The U.K. firm has recruited former Edwards Wildman Palmer Hong Kong managing partner Martin Lister to join its insurance team.
U.S. consumers have concerns about imports from China, and concerns that the Chinese government has about its imported food supplies need to be addressed too.
The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.
*Five firms on near billion-dollar offer by CITIC, KKR for Singapore's United Envirotech
*Jones Day, Milbank lead Philippines retailer SSI Group on its recent IPO
*Clifford Chance acts for Australia's AMP as it buys a stake in China Life Pension
An agreement between the United States and China to curb greenhouse gases isn't sitting well with leaders of U.S. manufacturing and energy industries as they brace for additional environmental regulations.
Davis Polk & Wardwell served as underwriters' counsel to the state-owned travel agency's offer.
A company’s brands are among its most important assets. But a new survey shows that corporate executives and legal departments charged with protecting those assets consider their brands to be most vulnerable in China, India and Russia.
Sharon Cook is leaving Henry Davis York and will join King & Wood Mallesons in February as managing partner for clients relations.
Eschewing martyrdom, a rising generation of Chinese rights lawyers finds its voice.
Colin Ng & Partners shipping practice head Gerald Yee joined.
Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Disputes lawyer Mark Johnson will retire to join the New York firm in Hong Kong.
Former Amarchand partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya and Bombay High Court counsel Hormaz Daruwalla both joined.
*Simpson, Sullivan & Cromwell on Danone's $565 million Yashili investment
*Davis Polk, Clifford Chance on China Hongqiao high-yield bond offer
*Herbert Smith Freehills on Tata Motors $750 million bond offer
Emerson Holmes is a disputes lawyer specializing in construction and infrastructure projects.
Jamie Wells moves from Allens, where he was head of national workplace and employee relations.
The Kuala Lumpur-based company, which has links to Southeast Asian firm Zicolaw, is looking to raise about $11 million to fund expansion ahead of the launch of the so-called ASEAN Economic Community next year.
The Indonesian carrier is a longtime client of the firm's Singapore partner Paul Ng.
Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields advise the Hong Kong conglomerate with Allen & Overy acting for the banks.
The Southeast Asian neighbors both agreed to accept the decision and proceed with the development delayed for 20 years.
The U.K. firm is partnering with a newly created Indian outfit launched by Osborne Clarke's former India practice co-head.
In the decade since The American Lawyer first profiled human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, the Chinese state set out to break his body and spirit. It only half succeeded.
Damian Roberts and Ian Williams will be based in Tokyo and Brisbane, respectively.
Employment lawyer Charmaine Tsang joins from fellow Australian firm Rockwell Olivier.
Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.
Companies expanding globally face multiple challenges if they do not identify the laws and regulations of each country in which they operate, a panel of lawyers said at the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting.
Dale Rayner previously worked as a special counsel at Clifford Chance in Sydney.
*Magic Circle duo leads $6.5 billion Bank of China share sale
*Simmons & Simmons acts for Hong Kong's United Energy on $786 million bond program
*MoFo advises SoftBank on $627 million investment into Indian e-commerce company
Running afoul of the advocate-witness rule, an American lawyer based in China lost his bid to remain as counsel in a case that his China-based firm brought against a former client for unpaid fees.
The Japanese company is buying a majority share in Indian e-commerce outfit Snapdeal.
The shipping firm launched its fourth Australian office with the hire of three partners from Australia's Sparke Helmore.
Former Herbert Smith Freehills partner Simon Taskunas is relocating from Singapore.
North Korea's removal from a list of state sponsors of terrorism while a case claiming it provided the weapons used in a 1972 attack was pending has led the Second Circuit to refuse to allow the attachment of $378 million in funds recovered in a default judgment.
Brendan Reilly was most recently at Western Australian firm Allion Legal.
But the question is whether or not the so-called Competition Ordinance will succeed. Lawyers say it may not introduce significantly more competition into the local economy. In fact, the real winners may be the lawyers themselves.
Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
The U.S. firm has tapped Corrs Chambers Westgarth senior partner Peter Ickeringill to join its Australian team.
The Chinese state-owned lender sold preference shares in Hong Kong to bring its capital reserves in line with newly adopted international regulations.
The firm is looking to capitalize on the growing economic ties between Ottawa and Beijing.
in the last two years, four major international arbitral institutions—the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre—have overhauled their procedures to try to improve functionality and make their institutions more attractive to users.
Wook Rae Lee and Young Hoon Park have joined the Seoul-based firm's employment practice.
*Three firms on Medibank Private Ltd.'s $4.8 billion Australian IPO
*Hong Kong firm Deacons advises Chinese state-run Bohai Steel Group Co. on bond sale
*Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Energy Development Corp. on financing for Philippines' largest wind farm
James Robinson is moving over to the San Francisco-based Morrison & Foerster after 15 years with Herbert Smith Freehills.
Since becoming President and General Secretary of China's Communist Party in 2012, Xi Jinping has made fighting corruption—both in the government and in commerce—a national priority. As recent events demonstrate, a foreign passport will not deter Chinese authorities in their fight against corruption.
Chen Yih Pong was formerly a capital markets partner at WongPartnership.
The Australian government, Medibank's sole shareholder, plans to sell its entire holding in order to raise money for infrastructure investment.
Alex Cull makes the move after seven years with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks to call for electoral reform, but so far the Chinese government has yet to budge. So what recourse, if any, does the city's legal community have in its own potential disagreements with Beijing?
Private equity lawyer Gary Li is joining the office from rival Ropes & Gray.
The U.K. firm is establishing a presence Down Under by acquiring the 33-lawyer technology boutique.
Amid claims that its client was unfairly bullied by protectionist Chinese courts, a team from Covington won a key victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission in an intercontinental patent feud involving mobile device technology.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has begun its “out-of-cycle review” of India’s intellectual property practices. Such a review could in theory lead to U.S. sanctions against India if the USTR concludes that India’s policies impede protection of intellectual property.
*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion
*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years
*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.
The firms led Recruit Holdings' $1.9 billion offering and that of Skylark Co., which raised $700 million.
White & Case advised the underwriters on the Central Asian country's first dollar notes issuance in fourteen years.
The Anglo-American firm has recruited Allen & Overy's Jeff Olson to work from Ho Chi Minh City.
Regulatory partner Ben Hammond joins from Slaughter and May's London office.
ABS-CBN Corp. has secured a $10 million U.S. judgment against a copyright and trademark infringer as an early victory in a broader court campaign against Internet pirates.
Both Reynah Tang and Stewart Grieve had both worked more than 20 years at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Scott Nonaka joins the firm's San Francisco office from O'Melveny & Myers.
Nandakumar Ponniya joins the Chicago-based firm after five years with White & Case.
The city’s once-booming capital markets had prompted a big push into local law, but the slowdown that followed has forced at least one firm—Milbank—to reconsider. Still, others see value in the practice, though for different reasons. Here’s why.
Ying Wang has joined the U.K. firm's employment practice.
The International Finance Corp. sold rupee-denominated notes to fund infrastructure investments in the country.
The Malaysian conglomerate is acquiring New Britain Palm Oil in an effort to further expand its plantation business.
Jennifer Wyborn was formerly a partner at Meyer Vandenberg.
*Five firms on Anbang Insurance's $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf Astoria New York
*Ashurst advises state-run PT Pertimina on $2 billion acquisition of Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets
*Herbert Smith Freehills guides Australia's Regis Healthcare on its recent IPO.
The Seattle-based coffee giant is taking control of its Japanese operations through a buyout of its joint venture partner and the purchase of all outstanding shares.
Continuing on its transactional tear, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom sat atop three separate rankings of legal advisers for global M&A deals based on total transaction value in the first three quarters of the year.
The 100-lawyer antitrust and insurance firm launches its second office with three lateral hires.
Corporate lawyers Dieter Yih, Larry Kwok and Conrad Chan have joined forced to start a new boutique firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital market deals.
Baker & McKenzie and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius are setting their sights on some far-flung horizons, setting up new outposts in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Astana, Kazakhstan, respectively.
Skadden, Fried Frank, Greenberg Traurig, Simpson Thacher and Dentons all have roles on a Chinese company's purchase of the landmark New York hotel.
To mitigate global warming, Ropes & Gray and Dentons have pioneered new forms of finance in the Seychelles and Cambodia.