Asian Top News

South Korea
Weil Leads Korean Private Equity Investor's $3.6B Autos Buy

By Tom Brennan |

Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.

China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Netherlands, Portugal
Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

By Anna Zhang |

*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

Australia
Withers Launches Offices in Australia

By Tom Brennan |

The British private wealth firm has formed an alliance with former Baker & McKenzie and Ashurst partners to establish its first-ever presence Down Under.

Australia
Lawyer Dies in Sydney Siege

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

Katrina Dawson, an Australian barrister, was one of two killed Monday during the siege of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney.

Australia, Canada
V&E, Clifford Chance Leads Apache $3.75B Divestment

By Anna Zhang |

The U.S. energy company is selling interests in oil and gas projects in Australia and Canada to Australian oil company Woodside Petroleum.

Hong Kong, Singapore
Kennedys Hires Seven-Lawyer Aviation Team in Asia

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Australia
Allens, HSF on $1B Sale of Leighton Unit

By Tom Brennan |

China Communications Construction is acquiring engineering and contracting division John Holland.

Australia
Allens, KWM on $5B Aussie Pipeline Sale

By Tom Brennan |

Australian natural gas infrastructure company APA Group is buying a major pipeline in the country from the U.K.'s BG Group.

China, Hong Kong
The Global Lawyer: A Salute to Hong Kong's Occupy Central

By Michael Goldhaber |

Hong Kong's students did themselves proud—and so did its barristers.

The Churn

Singapore, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

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.

China, Japan, South Korea, European Union, United States
Global IP Offices Report Increased Patent Activity

By Lisa Shuchman |

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."

China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea
Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 11, 2014

By Tom Brennan |

*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

India
AZB Hires New Mumbai Partner

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Singapore
Hogan Lovells Adds Singapore M&A Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Linklaters senior associate Mark Cooper will join in February.

Singapore
Clifford Chance Transfers Projects Co-Head to Singapore

By Tom Brennan |

Paris partner Nicholas Wong moves to the city-state early next month in response to increasing projects work in the Asia Pacific region.

South Korea
Debevoise, Paul Hastings on Billion-Dollar Solar Deal

By Tom Brennan |

Two solar subsidiaries of Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group are combining in an all-stock transaction.

First group of post-war child migrants arrive in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1947.

Australia
US Court Affirms Dismissal of Suit by Victims of Child Migration to Australia

By Ben Bedell |

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.

The Churn

Australia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada
Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Hong Kong
Jardine Matheson Taps Another Linklaters Partner for GC Role

By Anna Zhang |

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.

Singapore
Wall Street Duo on Temasek $180M High-Speed Trading Buy

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Australia
Squire Patton Adds Insolvency Litigator in Sydney

By Anna Zhang |

Amanda Banton has brought successful class actions against Lehman Brother and Standard & Poors.

Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at 40 Foley Square

China
Immigrant Must Show Poverty to Gain Asylum, Circuit Rules

By Mark Hamblett |

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.

Morgan Lewis

China, Hong Kong, Japan
Bingham Deal Is Done, But Morgan Lewis' Asia Plans Still Unclear

By Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang |

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.

Australia
ACC Makes an In-house Connection Down Under

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association is joining the Association of Corporate Counsel's international membership.

The Churn

Japan, Singapore, Australia, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, Dubai
Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Singapore
Dealmaker of the Week: Sasan Mehrara of Simpson Thacher

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

The real estate corporate partner led the deal team for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's representation of The Blackstone Group in its sale of warehouse landlord IndCor Properties to GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion.

China
Linklaters, A&O on ICBC $5.6B Bond Sale

By Anna Zhang |

China's biggest lender sold preference shares to meet capital adequacy requirements.

Judge Raymond Chen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

South Korea
Federal Circuit Toys With Remanding Part of Apple-Samsung Fight

By Scott Graham |

The Federal Circuit hears Samsung's appeal of Apple's nearly $1 billion trial verdict in the companies first showdown over the look and feel of their rival smartphones and tablets. Judges Chen, Prost and O'Malley are on the panel. Big issues is must Samsung disgorge all profits over design patents.

Robert Wick

Litigator of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

By David Bario |

Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.

Japan, Singapore, Luxembourg
Skadden Says 'Aloha' to Busy December Deal Week

By Brian Baxter |

As the holiday season rolls around, transactional work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is ramping up. The firm recently grabbed a role on a handful of big deals worth more than $15 billion for clients like Hawaiian Electric Industries, Japan's Ostuka Holdings, the Robb Report and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia
Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 4, 2014

By Anna Zhang |

*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition
*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO
*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Acquires Another Adelaide Firm

By Tom Brennan |

After taking over 44-lawyer Kelly & Co. earlier this year, the Melbourne-based firm announces that insurance firm Lawson Smith Lawyers will join its South Australia team next month.

China, Hong Kong
Shearman, Clifford Chance Lead CGN Power’s $3.6B Hong Kong Debut

By Anna Zhang |

The Chinese state-owned nuclear power producer is this year's largest IPO in Hong Kong.

Hiroshi Shimizu.

Japan
Takata Exec Defends Decision to Limit Air Bag Recall

By Andrew Ramonas |

In his second public appearance on Capitol Hill in three weeks, senior vice president for global quality assurance Hiroshi Shimizu told lawmakers that the most recent information his company has on the problem shows that the Japanese manufacturer doesn't need to expand recalls beyond the 7.8 million U.S. cars and trucks in the hot and humid climates of many Southern states.

Betsy Benjaminson.

Japan
Tentative Sanctions Against Translator in Toyota Probes

By Amanda Bronstad |

A federal judge has tentatively sanctioned a former translator and subcontractor for Toyota who posted dozens of confidential documents relating to its sudden-acceleration recalls on her blog.

Kenya, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Cayman Islands
From Offshore to Onshore, Law Firm Merger Boom Continues

By Nell Gluckman |

Locke Lord Edwards and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius aren’t the only two firms making merger-type moves. Maine’s Verrill Dana, which became one of the largest 350 firms in the U.S. this summer, is poised to hit the 140-lawyer mark after absorbing Connecticut’s Levett Rockwood. The Am Law Daily examines that deal and others in a globetrotting look at some recent legal tie-ups of note.

Japan
Jones Day Recruits From MoFo in Tokyo

By Anna Zhang |

Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.

Australia
DLA Piper Adds Property Partners in Australia

By Anna Zhang |

Eagul Faigen and Tim Mathers will respectively join in Perth and Brisbane in February next year.

Singapore
Skadden on GIC's $8.1B Investment in U.S. Logistics

By Tom Brennan |

The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is buying Blackstone Group-controlled IndCor Properties Ltd. Simpson Thacher is acting for regular client Blackstone.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth to Enter Northern Territory

By Tom Brennan |

The Melbourne-based firm is taking over 25-lawyer Cridlands MB and adding two new offices in the process.

China
Same Firms on Alibaba IPO Lead Company's Record Bond Offer

By Anna Zhang |

Simpson Thacher and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on the Chinese e-commerce giant’s $8 billion corporate debt sale, the largest-ever such offering in Asia.

China
Tech Boutique Han Kun Hires Antitrust Partner

By Anna Zhang |

The addition of former Fangda partner Ma Chen is part of a larger effort by Chinese law firms to push into the competition space as the country's regulators boost enforcement actions.

China, Hong Kong
DLA Piper Leads Ping An's $4.7B Share Sale

By Tom Brennan |

The Shenzhen-based insurer raised funds through a private placement in Hong Kong in order to boost its capital reserves.

Australia
HWL Ebsworth Adds Restructuring Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former Minter Ellison partner David O'Farrell joins the firm in Brisbane.

China, Hong Kong
Reed Smith Leads Dalian Wanda $6B IPO

By Anna Zhang |

The mainland Chinese conglomerate is planning a Hong Kong IPO of its commercial real estate arm to fund 10 new projects.

China
Stephenson Harwood Hires Energy Partner in Beijing

By Tom Brennan |

Former Clyde & Co partner Lynia Lau is the first lawyer to staff the office since legal director James Zhang left early this year.

China
Wangheng Partners Launches in Beijing

By Anna Zhang |

Senior lawyers from elite Chinese law firms Jun He and Fangda strike out on their own.

India
India's TMT Law Acquires Chennai Firm

By Tom Brennan |

The technology boutique firm has bolstered its South Indian presence with the addition of five-lawyer APR Associates.

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 27, 2014

By Tom Brennan |

*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

Australia
Allens, Minter Ellison on $1.2B Bid for Primo Smallgoods

By Tom Brennan |

Sao Paulo-based meat processing company JBS is buying Australia’s leading maker of ham, sausages and bacon in an all-cash deal.

Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of Global Quality Assurance at Takata Corporation, during a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing titled “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.” November 20, 2014.

Japan
Auto Companies Lawyer Up Amid Takata Investigations

By Amanda Bronstad |

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.

Hiroshi Shimizu

Japan
Senators Want Takata Internal Documents on Air Bag Defect

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

China, Hong Kong
China's Han Kun Launches in Hong Kong

By Anna Zhang |

The technology and venture capital-focused firm has entered the city through an alliance with local IP specialist Choy, Cheung & Co.

 Motley Rice attorney Kevin Dean

Japan
Wrongful Death Suit Over Air Bags Filed in Federal Court

By Amanda Bronstad |

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.

Drew & Napier partner Davinder Singh, who picked up the award for best disputes lawyer in the region

Brunei, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
The Asian Lawyer Emerging Market Awards

By Nick Ferguson |

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.

Vietnam
A&O, Clifford Chance on Vietnam's $1B Bond Issuance

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Hiroshi Shimizu, Senior Vice President of Global Quality Assurance at Takata Corporation, answers questions during a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing titled “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.”  November 20, 2014.

Japan
U.S. Senators Call on Takata to Probe Air Bag Defect

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

Australia
Australian Firm Clayton Utz Loses Three Partners

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Australia
HSF Hires Competition Partner in Sydney

By Tom Brennan |

Liza Carver was previously a partner at Ashurst.

China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea
Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 20, 2014

By Tom Brennan |

*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

South Korea
Korea's Competitive Legal Market Puts Pressure on Price

By Nathalie Pierrepont |

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.

Andrew Levander (L), David Bernick (R)

Japan
Dechert's Lateral Hires Take Lead for Troubled Takata

By Brian Baxter |

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.

China
Report: CNOOC Severs Baker & McKenzie Ties

By MP McQueen |

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.

China
Orrick Recruits IP Specialist from Corning in Shanghai

By Tom Brennan |

Yufeng Ma had been the director of intellectual property in Asia for the U.S. specialty glass maker.

Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom in Tokyo.

Japan
Regulators Extend Takata Recall to Entire U.S.

By Amanda Bronstad |

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.

China, Singapore
Ashurst Adds Beijing Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Former Clifford Chance counsel Chin Chuan Chen is relocating from Singapore to join the Silver Circle firm.

South Korea
Ropes & Gray Hires in Seoul

By Tom Brennan |

Corporate partner Hyo Young Kang makes the move from Linklaters.

Clearing Ltd.'s executive officer Charles Li.

China, Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Shanghai Debut Cross-Market Share Trading

By Nick Ferguson |

The two cities have launched a pilot trading system that gives foreign investors direct access to Chinese A-shares for the first time.

South Korea
Milbank to Launch in Korea

By Tom Brennan |

The U.S. firm has submitted an application to the country’s Ministry of Justice to open its 12th global office in Seoul.

Malaysia, United Kingdom
Norton Rose Fulbright on $2.1B Financing for Battersea Project

By Tom Brennan |

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.

South Korea
Cleary, Kim & Chang Lead Samsung SDS IPO

By Tom Brennan |

The information technology division of mega-conglomerate Samsung Group raised $1.1 billion on the Korea Exchange.

Japan
Takata Called to Capitol Hill Over Air Bag Safety

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

Indonesia
A&O, Ashurst on Financing for $2.8B LNG Project in Indonesia

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Hong Kong
Simmons & Simmons Adds Hong Kong Partner

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm has recruited former Edwards Wildman Palmer Hong Kong managing partner Martin Lister to join its insurance team.

China
US and China Order Up More Food Safety and Compliance

By Brian Glaser |

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.

China, Singapore
Five Firms Lead CITIC-KKR Bid for Singapore's United Envirotech

By Tom Brennan |

The two investment giants are offering close to a billion dollars for a water-treatment company that has extensive operations in mainland China.

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia
Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 13, 2014

By Anna Zhang |

*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

China
Manufacturing, Coal Advocates Blast U.S.-China Climate Pact

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

China, Hong Kong
King & Wood Mallesons Leads China Travel Service $1B Bond

By Anna Zhang |

Davis Polk & Wardwell served as underwriters' counsel to the state-owned travel agency's offer.

China, India, Russia
Are Your Brands Safe in China, India and Russia?

By Lisa Shuchman |

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.

Australia
KWM Poaches Indie Australian Firm Managing Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Sharon Cook is leaving Henry Davis York and will join King & Wood Mallesons in February as managing partner for clients relations.

Chinese citizens wear black hoods in a performance art campaign to protest the government's mistreatment of fellow lawyer Wang Shengsheng in northern Heilongjiang province. One of the photos uploaded sarcastically reads:

China
The Global Lawyer: Two Paths to Real Rule of Law in China

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

Eschewing martyrdom, a rising generation of Chinese rights lawyers finds its voice.

Singapore
Clyde & Co Adds Singapore Marine Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Colin Ng & Partners shipping practice head Gerald Yee joined.

The Churn

France, United Kingdom, Mexico, United States
Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

By Brian Baxter |

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.

Hong Kong
Debevoise Recruits HSF Asia Managing Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Disputes lawyer Mark Johnson will retire to join the New York firm in Hong Kong.

India
Khaitan & Co. Hire Two Mumbai Partners

By Anna Zhang |

Former Amarchand partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya and Bombay High Court counsel Hormaz Daruwalla both joined.

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Australia
Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 6, 2014

By Anna Zhang |

*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

Singapore
Jones Day Poaches Nabarro Singapore Head

By Anna Zhang |

Emerson Holmes is a disputes lawyer specializing in construction and infrastructure projects.

Australia
King & Wood Mallesons Adds Brisbane Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Jamie Wells moves from Allens, where he was head of national workplace and employee relations.

Malaysia, Singapore
Zico Holdings Plans Singapore IPO

By Tom Brennan |

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.

Indonesia
Milbank on Lion Air $1.2 Billion Engine Order

By Anna Zhang |

The Indonesian carrier is a longtime client of the firm's Singapore partner Paul Ng.

Hong Kong
Sullivan & Cromwell, Magic Circle Duo on $5.4B Hutchison Bond

By Anna Zhang |

Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields advise the Hong Kong conglomerate with Allen & Overy acting for the banks.

Malaysia, Singapore
Malaysia Won $1.2B Arbitration Against Singapore

By Anna Zhang |

The Southeast Asian neighbors both agreed to accept the decision and proceed with the development delayed for 20 years.

India, United Kingdom
Osborne Clarke Strikes Best-Friend Alliance in India

By Tom Brennan |

The U.K. firm is partnering with a newly created Indian outfit launched by Osborne Clarke's former India practice co-head.

China
The Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

By Michael D. Goldhaber, The Litigation Daily |

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.

Japan, Australia
HSF Taps Two Corporate Partners From Ashurst

By Tom Brennan |

Damian Roberts and Ian Williams will be based in Tokyo and Brisbane, respectively.

Australia
Perth Firm Lavan Legal Adds Partner

By Anna Zhang |

Employment lawyer Charmaine Tsang joins from fellow Australian firm Rockwell Olivier.

China
DaHui Hires Shanghai Partner From Skadden

By Anna Zhang |

Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.

Expanding Overseas? Think (and Act) Local

By Lisa Shuchman |

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.

Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright Brings on Brisbane Partner

By Tom Brennan |

Dale Rayner previously worked as a special counsel at Clifford Chance in Sydney.