Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.
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.
The San Diego-based chipmaker will also charge lower patent royalties in China as the result of a 14-month antimonopoly investigation.
Matthew Bubb and fellow Singapore partner Dominic Gregory are relocating to bolster the firm’s projects and finance practice in Japan.
Kevin Garratt has been moved to a detention center after months under house arrest for allegedly stealing Chinese state secrets. His wife, who also was being held, has been released on bail.
Melody He-Chen joins in Hong Kong after three years at Morrison & Foerster.
Four China-based accounting firms affiliated with the "Big Four" on Friday agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they refused to turn over documents in multiple fraud investigations.
Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.
ZTE's legal team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman turned to the U.S. District Court for Delaware to stop an injunction entered last week by a court in Romania.
Kwon Lee has joined the firm's Asia outbound real estate transactions team and will relocate to New York after spending most of the year in Hong Kong.
The deal was the latest divestment in a state-run company as the Indian government raises money to improve the country's finances.
Capital markets partner Wing On Chui joins from King & Wood Mallesons.
Onetime DLA Piper Hong Kong partner Will Harrison has been tapped to grow the Australian firm's insurance practice in Asia.
The London-based private client boutique is partnering with 70-lawyer KhattarWong.
Paul Hastings employment of counsel Gordon Feng moves over.
The firm announced it plans to launch by early spring, after this week receiving a foreign law practice license from city-state regulators.
The combination of real estate investment trust Federation Centres and retail-focused Novion Property Group will create a new company with 102 assets under management worth $17 billion.
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A consortium led by Hong Kong-based All-Starts Investment has valued the Chinese smartphone maker at $45 billion, making it the most valuable private technology company in the world.
Hong Kong-qualified Andrew Dale joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
The Perth-based firm has tapped former Paterson & Dowding partner Framy Anne Brown to lead the new group.
Michael Wong was most recently a counsel at Allen & Overy.
Dejphon Chansiri is acquiring Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for a reported $45 million.
Norton Rose Fulbright senior partner Derek La Ferla joins the Western Australian firm starting next week.
Over the objections of defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney and Squire Patton Boggs, Bank of China was ordered to turn over internal investigation records that could help plaintiffs tie the bank to a 2006 Palestinian terrorist attack.
Lawyers for the woman say Uber performed inadequate checks of drivers and "breached its duty" to protect customers.
Arthur Apos has resigned from Ashurst after more than 20 years at the firm and legacy Blake Dawson.
State-owned China Traditional Chinese Medicine is buying an 81.5 percent stake in a competitor.
If the media reports are true, the country's biggest and most prominent law firm will split in two as of April 1. So what's that mean for the Indian legal market?
David Kuo will strengthen the U.S. firm’s private equity and high-yield bond capabilities in China.
Five days after The American Lawyer broke news of the impending combination between Dentons and Asia's largest firm, the union is now official. Chinese regulators gave the expected green light to the landmark deal between China-based Dacheng Law Offices and Dentons early on Monday Beijing time, clearing the way for the signing ceremony.
Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.
Peggy Wang is expected to join the U.S. firm’s corporate practice in April.
India’s largest and most prominent law firm is on the verge of a breakup, according to reports in Indian media.
Toyota Motor Corp. is in settlement talks with a former translator and self-described whistleblower who was sanctioned last month for posting on a blog internal documents related to its sudden acceleration defects.
Two companies controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing are acquiring Eversholt Rail Group from a consortium that includes U.K. private equity funds 3i Infrastructure and STAR Capital Partners.
Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner John Viverito will be the firm's new managing partner in the city-state, while former Jones Day partner Joseph Bauerschmidt is now the head of Southeast Asia capital markets. Former Gibson Dunn of counsel Myles Hankin is also making the move.
Asia's second largest firm by headcount has launched a 12-lawyer office in Taiwan.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson chair David Greenwald says the firm's decision to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, as revealed by The American Lawyer on Monday, was a "difficult but necessary decision."
While law firm leaders and legal observers marvel at the scope and scale of the tie-up between Dentons and China's Dacheng to create the world's largest firm, several also wonder how the two sides will pull off such a massive undertaking, and whether it will ultimately be successful.
The world will soon have a new largest law firm. Dentons and leading Chinese firm Dacheng are poised to announce a combination creating a 6,600-lawyer legal giant operating under the Swiss verein structure.
Aleisa Crepin is the first partner to join the firm’s newest Australian office since opened last July.
Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.
Robson Lee is moving over after 20 years at local outfit Shook Lin & Bok.
The Los Angeles-based firm brings on partner William Woo following the loss of a seven-lawyer corporate team.
Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group Co. Ltd. and Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. are buying a 20 percent stake in the Chinese state-run conglomerate.
Latham & Watkins is acting for the underwriters on the state-run company’s first entry into the international bond market.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, The American Lawyer has learned.
Senior associates at China’s leading firms complain of an uncertain partnership track and a lack of training that is prompting some to quit and set up their own firms.
Private equity lawyers Victor Yu and Jack Qiao join the firm in Beijing.
Stephen Pyman has taken his clients and launched a boutique that will focus on construction matters from Brisbane.
The agreement will allow Singapore-based Stamford Law Corp. to cut costs and free up their lawyers to focus on more high-end matters.
Former Gide Loyrette Nouel Vietnam practice head Samantha Campbell will take on the same role at the Anglo-American firm starting in March.
King & Wood Mallesons and Baker & McKenzie are also among the firms helping state-owned Shanghai Jin Jiang acquire France's Groupe Du Louvre.
Lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offered their views on changes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement in emerging markets.
Asia's richest person is spinning off his real estate assets into a new company in a deal led by Freshfields, Linklaters and Woo Kwan Lee & Lo.
The Anglo-American firm has hired former Stephenson Harwood partner and head of the U.K. firm's Southeast Asia corporate group Matthew Gorman.
Former Taylor Wessing counsel Zhaofeng Zhou joins the firm in Beijing as intellectual property related antitrust enforcement increases.
Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.
The embattled air bag manufacturer has enlisted one of the firm's partners, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, as a special counsel.
Three partners and four counsel led by former Latham China practice co-head Michael Liu have defected to the New York-based firm.
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will pay two fines totaling a record $70 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to report deaths, injuries and certain warranty claims to the federal government.
In his International Environmental Law column, Stephen L. Kass writes that the tension between economists, investors and manufacturers favoring the elimination of most constraints on international trade and environmentalists (and labor advocates) fearful of a "race to the bottom" by countries competing for new factories has once again taken center stage in a struggle that is threatening to derail the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Indian national Yang Yen Thaw will advise on private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions for the city-state affiliate of Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing.
Ye Cecilia Hong makes the jump from Kirkland & Ellis and previously worked for the now-defunct Coudert Brothers in Beijing.
Joining from Jun He, Ran Ruixue is a leading practitioner representing Chinese companies in ITC claims.
Antitrust specialist Ron Xie has joined the Beijing-based firm as a senior partner.
Vincent Sum’s departure means Morgan Lewis has not acquired any Bingham partners in Hong Kong despite the merger.
The firm launched in the western Indian city with the hire of partner Bijal Chhatrapati.
The two insurance-focused firms have agreed to service each other’s clients in their respective markets.
Ed Sheremeta was previously a partner at DLA Piper.
U.S.-qualified Eiji Kobayashi joins from Big Four Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi.
The 210-lawyer East & Concord Partners is the latest example of Chinese legal market consolidation.
Baker & McKenzie, Morrison & Foerster and Linklaters are leading the combination of state-owned train makers China CNR and CSR.
Jamie Thomas joins the Los-Angeles firm’s finance team as a partner from White & Case.