Hong Kong-listed China Overseas Land acquired properties in 12 cities from its state-owned parent China Construction.
Hong Kong-listed China Overseas Land acquired properties in 12 cities from its state-owned parent China Construction.
Global banking practice leader Eric Berg has come east to take on the newly created role of Asia practice head.
China's Jun He Law Offices, Italy's Pedersoli e Associati, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins are among the others working on what will be the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese state-owned enterprise since the $15 billion CNOOC-Nexen deal in 2012.
The U.K. firm has hired away K&L Gates' former head of intellectual property in Sydney.
The Malaysian state-owned energy company sold a mix of Islamic and conventional notes to raise cash in the wake of tumbling oil prices.
Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.
The People's Republic of China has introduced highly restrictive technology rules for banks and financial institutions.
Richard Nelson is among a spate of departures from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia offices in recent months.
Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore’s lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.
Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
The U.K. firm has acquired seven-lawyer Hong Kong firm Haley & Co, bolstering its disputes, construction and major projects teams in Asia.
Insurance specialist Anna Elshafei has joined the Detroit-based firm in Shanghai.
The Chinese laptop maker and Valley adware firm are pushing for a throng of suits to be consolidated in the Northern District of California.
The studio behind blockbuster hits such as "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" will receive funding for a quarter of its expected movies over the next three years from popular Chinese television producer Hunan TV.
Gary Lock, a 15-year veteran of Herbert Smith Freehills and one of its top capital markets partners in Asia, has joined King & Wood's corporate and securities team.
Scott Peterman makes the jump from Sidley Austin.
A local judge in Las Vegas has ordered the China Sands Ltd. casino to deliver records related to a wrongful termination case, despite the Sands GC's testimony that following the order could send executives in Macau to jail.
A federal judge has ruled that an international arbitration award in favor of a China-based mineral supplier can be enforced upon an American company in a contract dispute.
Troy Doyle has joined the firm's commercial restructuring and bankruptcy group in Singapore.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, now at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, said he will register with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career. Daschle will work on behalf of Taiwan.
Emails between Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and its client, the Republic of Kazakhstan, were posted online in January after that government’s computers were hacked. Kazakhstan’s counsel at Curtis says in a complaint filed Thursday against the alleged hackers that some of the emails contained privileged and confidential attorney-client communications.
The firm has launched a website that provides information on how same-sex relationships are legally recognized in nearly 300 jurisdictions worldwide.
Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.
The country's reputation for bogging foreign investors down in litigation for years and overturning foreign arbitral awards may start to change if two soon-to-be-introduced laws are passed this year. It's all part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to attract new business to the Indian economy.
The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has brought aboard two new partners from rival Tilleke & Gibbins, in addition to bolstering its intellectual property team in Malaysia.
McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart due to conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.
Our latest roundup of transactions in the United States and around the world sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.
Xue Qiang will bring the firm an insider’s view of the all-important National Development and Reform Commission, one of the most important regulators in China.
The arrival of capital markets specialist David Ludwick will create a four-partner team advising on U.S. law matters at the Magic Circle rival.
If successful, TPG Telecom Ltd.’s acquisition of iiNet Ltd. would create the second-largest fixed-line internet services provider in Australia.
Former Shook Lin & Bok partner Terence Seah has moved to Stephenson Harwood's Formal Law Alliance partner firm.
RHT Holding Ltd., launched by partners of Singaporean firm, is planning to raise capital to fund growth through mergers and acquisitions in the region.
London partner Kathy Honeywood is relocating in May to take the reins from longtime Asia-based partner Simon Clinton.
The Korean firm has brought aboard former senior judge Jung Il Moon and former prosecutor Jung Ho Lee.
The International Trade Commission on Wednesday gave a green light to toymaker Lego A/S to bring a patent and copyright infringement case against three competitors that are seeking to appeal more to girls. Lego says its rivals copied its "Friends" line.
Stephanie Tang specializes in delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges.
Emanuel Confos was most recently head of the construction practice at Gilbert + Tobin.
The London-based firm will join forces with shipping boutique Legal Solutions to add a local law practice to its city-state office.
Mark Mangan had spent 10 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, most recently as counsel, before joining the Philadelphia-based firm.
The British firm will extend its construction practice to Sydney and Melbourne to capture work in the country's surging infrastructure sector.
In what looks like a push for the firm’s Asia disputes practice, Friven Yeoh has been tapped for managing partner following the hire of two senior litigation lawyers for the office since last fall.
Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. NXP Semiconductors, based in the Netherlands, will acquire Austin's Freescale for $11.8 billion.
Investors CVC Capital and GIC are cashing out of some of their stakes in Hong Kong's second-largest broadband internet provider.
Citigroup joint venture partner Orient Securities is going public amidst a rush of planned listings in China.
Toyota Motor Corp. has promoted Christopher Reynolds, previously general counsel of its U.S. subsidiary, to general counsel and chief legal officer for the global corporation.
On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.
Infrastructure specialist Paul Riethmuller is the third partner to join the office since it opened nearly a year ago.
In the name of antiterrorism, China may require all companies to keep their servers and user data within the country, and demand that technology firms turn over encryption keys.
The firm will remain financially independent but has changed its name to better align with its global 'best friend.'
New partner Ronald Cheng will work from Hong Kong and Los Angeles as a part of the firm's white collar defense and corporate investigations group.
Antitrust/competition regulators are becoming more active and are in increasingly closer contact with each other. It's almost cartel-like.
Former Mayer Brown JSM partner Alan Chiu, associate Eugene Low and senior consultant Kenny Wong have joined the firm a year after Hogan Lovells partner Gabriela Kennedy defected to lead Mayer Brown's intellectual property practice in Asia.
Former K&L Gates partner David Johnson will lead the firm's U.S. securities team in Asia.
The Stockholm-based firm opened its first Asian office by forming an association with local firm Odebjer Fohlin.
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia has raised the second-largest fund in the region since KKR's $6 billion fund in 2013.
Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.’s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion.
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
In its boldest move yet, the verein is betting big on the Chinese economy.
Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?
Real estate partner Andrea Rezos is joining from Ashurst.
China's biggest firm by head count, Dacheng is little known in the West.
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.