The South Korean economy surprises investors with growth and new jobs

by: Susannah Griffee

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



Although many investors and lawyers are focusing on China and the Middle East, South Korea is quickly gaining attention as an economic powerhouse. The South Korean economy surprised skeptics by growing 0.9% in the January to March quarter. Increases in construction, investments, and exports all added up to push South Ko...

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Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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Beijing's Versatile Edge

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM



On May 7th 2013, Clyde & Co made a powerful decision to open a new office in Beijing. Beijing has become a magnet for many international law firms looking to expand their influence on China. For example, Clyde &Co has expanded it's client base in China within the past two to three years and in order to insure th...

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Deal Watch 05/17

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) and The Bank of New York Mellon Singapore Branch (BNYM) in Auric Pacific Group Ltd’s establishment of a S$500 million (US$401.7m) multicurrency medium term note program. HSBC is the arranger of the program, while BNYM is the issuing an...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/10/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Baker & McKenzie appointed Amanda Turnill as a life sciences partner effective 6th May 2013. She comes from DLA Piper and will co-chair the firm’s Australian life sciences group, based in Sydney. Turnill has more than 20 years’ experience as a product liability litigator and regulatory specialist, having advised pha...

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Deal Watch 05/10/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Allen & Gledhill advised CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB) and Sabana Sukuk Pte Ltd in the establishment of an S$500 million (US$407.14m) multicurrency Islamic trust certificates issuance program. Managed by Sabana Real Estate Investment Management Pte Ltd, Sabana Sukuk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sabana Shari’ah Complian...

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Upcoming Event 5/10/13

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM



Chinese Business Lawyers Association Cordially Invites You toChinese Student Emergency Aid FundByAsian Financial Society6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, May 10Battery Park City School55 Battery Place, Battery Park City New York, NY 10004As you know, some overseas Chinese students in the US have been recent victims of tragedy and ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/02/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM



Gide Loyrette Nouel has strengthened its China practice with the appointment of Paul-Emmanuel Benachi as a partner in the firm's Shanghai office. Benachi has acquired considerable experience during his nine years of practicing law in China. Benachi is experienced in advising foreign companies investing in China. His pra...

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Deal Watch 05/02/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised DBS Bank Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), as arrangers and dealers CWT Ltd’s amendment of its existing S$500 million (US$405.7m) multicurrency medium term note program, under which CWT may issue notes and perpetual securities. Under the amended program, DBS is the issuing and paying ag...

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The Asia Region's Best Exchange-Rate Rally

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM



Amidst a flourishing economic climate in Asia, eyes are turning to the fluctuating currency rates more than ever.  The week of April 20th was the best week for Asian currencies in the past seven months.  Additionally, Asian shares rose the most in almost two weeks amid growth in U.S. home sales, earnings that exceeded f...

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