Partners Carmen McElwain, Peter Poulos and Chris Kinsella have been hired to bolster the Australian firm's disputes and risk management practices.
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.
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's biggest lender sold preference shares to meet capital adequacy requirements.
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.
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.
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.
*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
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.
The Chinese state-owned nuclear power producer is this year's largest IPO in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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.
Shogo Asaji handles IP litigation in Japan and the United States.
Eagul Faigen and Tim Mathers will respectively join in Perth and Brisbane in February next year.
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is buying Blackstone Group-controlled IndCor Properties Ltd. Simpson Thacher is acting for regular client Blackstone.
The Melbourne-based firm is taking over 25-lawyer Cridlands MB and adding two new offices in the process.
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.
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.
The Shenzhen-based insurer raised funds through a private placement in Hong Kong in order to boost its capital reserves.
Former Minter Ellison partner David O'Farrell joins the firm in Brisbane.
The mainland Chinese conglomerate is planning a Hong Kong IPO of its commercial real estate arm to fund 10 new projects.
Former Clyde & Co partner Lynia Lau is the first lawyer to staff the office since legal director James Zhang left early this year.
Senior lawyers from elite Chinese law firms Jun He and Fangda strike out on their own.
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.