Dejphon Chansiri is acquiring Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for a reported $45 million.
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.
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.
Former Bryan Cave office head Iain Sharp moves over.
The U.S. firm has opened its third Asian office in Tokyo by recruiting partners from DLA Piper and White & Case.
The Hong Kong-listed Chinese brokerage sold 1.9 billion shares in order to raise funds for its margin financing and securities lending businesses.
Japan's upstart TMI Associates has been on a global growth spree. And it isn't done yet.
Our annual survey names the biggest law firms in the Asia-Pacific region. This time, we found more law firms embracing ambitious expansion plans.
In the wake of the Australian law firm merger frenzy of recent years, the few remaining large independents have faced tough competition from the global giants. Now mid-tier firms want a piece of their business, too.
As China cracks down on corruption, international firms with FCPA expertise are gearing up.
An influx of foreign firms in Korea has led to rock-bottom rates for some legal services.
A new competition law is creating plenty of work for lawyers. But local moguls needn't panic just yet.
A new generation of human rights defenders steps up in China.
Big Tobacco is attacking packaging regulations with both trade law and arbitration. Which is the better weapon?
Chinese investment in Italy continues to rise.
Big Tobacco is fighting plain-packaging regulations in court, in the World Trade Organization, and in international arbitrations.
Asia's Biggest-Ticket Recent Transactions
Abhijit Joshi has established Mumbai-based Veritus Legal and fellow former AZB corporate partner Nandish Vyas will join him late next month.
The Chinese lender's Hong Kong listing is the largest so far for a mainland city commercial bank.
Chicago's McDermott Will & Emery extends its Chinese alliance into discovery and data analysis as demand for investigations and compliance work grows.
Employment lawyers Seow Hui Goh has joined the British outfit's Singapore association firm.
Thomas Kwok and Rafael Hui will each spend five and seven-and-a-half years in prison as Hong Kong vows to build corruption-free government and business community.
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Partners Carmen McElwain, Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have been hired to bolster the Australian firm's disputes and risk management practices.
Private equity owner Lion Capital is selling the U.S. company to the world’s largest canned tuna processor, Thai Union Frozen Products Plc.
The state-controlled company makes and sells Mercendez-Benz and Hyundai vehicles in China.
Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.
*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea
*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs
*Clifford Chance on Haitong’s $467 million takeover of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo
The British private wealth firm has formed an alliance with former Baker & McKenzie and Ashurst partners to establish its first-ever presence Down Under.
Katrina Dawson, an Australian barrister, was one of two killed Monday during the siege of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney.
The U.S. energy company is selling interests in oil and gas projects in Australia and Canada to Australian oil company Woodside Petroleum.
Months after former Kennedys Singapore aviation partner David Johnston defected with a group of lawyers to Clyde & Co, Kennedys has recruited a similar team from Clyde in the city-state.
China Communications Construction is acquiring engineering and contracting division John Holland.
Australian natural gas infrastructure company APA Group is buying a major pipeline in the country from the U.K.'s BG Group.
Hong Kong's students did themselves proud—and so did its barristers.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn’s litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
A total of 2.1 million patent applications were filed in the world's five largest patent offices in 2013, according to the "IP5 Statistics Report, 2013 Edition."
*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors
*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas
*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key
Rishi Gautam is returning to India after six years in London working for Clifford Chance and a U.K. subsidiary of e-commerce giant Amazon.com.
Linklaters senior associate Mark Cooper will join in February.
Paris partner Nicholas Wong moves to the city-state early next month in response to increasing projects work in the Asia Pacific region.
Two solar subsidiaries of Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group are combining in an all-stock transaction.
The plaintiffs had sued the U.S. affiliates of various Australia Catholic orders in the Southern District of New York in 2009, alleging violations of customary international law, including slavery and involuntary servitude, child trafficking, forced child labor and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
London-based corporate partner Jeremy Parr will be the third Linklaters lawyer out of four general counsel to serve at the Hong Kong conglomerate since 1997.
Cravath is advising the Singaporean sovereign investor while Paul Weiss is guiding Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading firm led by former partner Douglas Cifu.
Amanda Banton has brought successful class actions against Lehman Brother and Standard & Poors.
An immigrant seeking asylum after being fined for resisting China's coercive population control program has to show the fine "actually deprived him of the basic necessities of life or reduced him to an impoverished existence" in asserting a claim of past persecution, the Second Circuit said Friday.
The Philadelphia-based firm has added lawyers in Beijing and Tokyo and gained a Hong Kong office to boot. The lingering question, however, is what role the region will play in a new firm that’s so heavily focused on U.S. work.
The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association is joining the Association of Corporate Counsel's international membership.
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.