Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.
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.
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.
Vereins improve their position in the latest iteration of a client-awareness survey.
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.