Partner Moves & Promotions

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Gide China Hires New PartnersGide Loyrette Nouel has hired Fan Jiannian and Liu Yue as partners at their Shanghai and Beijing offices. The two partners specialize in M&A, Finance, Energy, and PPP projects, working in numerous sectors including automotives, manufacturing, appliances and industrial gas.        ...

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Dewey & LeBoeuf Files for Bankruptcy

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 6:05 PM



On Monday May 24th, 2012, Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing debt of $245 million and assets of $193 million in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. Togut Segal & Segal’s, Managing Partner Albert Togut represented Dewey & LeBoeuf as bankruptcy counsel. Joff Mitchell from Zolfo Cooper...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/11/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Dewey & LeBoeuf Leaders Decide to Leave FirmTwo of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s four leaders, Richard Shutran and Jeffery Kessler have decided to leave the firm due to the firm’s preparation for mass layoffs of employees and junior lawyers. Shutran, the co-chair of Dewey’s corporate department, is leaving to join O’...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/4/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       New Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher DubaiPeter Gray, previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner at their Dubai office. His focuses are English and international litigation, arbitration, and disputes specializing in disputes in the MENA region and Asia. He also has exp...

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Reed Smith Looks To Further Office Expansions in China

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Reed Smith has plans to expand its China practice from Beijing and Hong Kong to include Shanghai as well.  Though Smith has applied for a license to open the office it is not clear when this can be expected to happen.  Obtaining a license to open a second or third office in additional Chinese cities is no easy feat.  Af...

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Deal Watch - 3/9/10

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Posted on March 10, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP have represented Barclays Bank PLC, Nomura International plc and Standard Chartered Bank as initial purchasers in respect of the US$350 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) Limited (Star Energy) of its 11.5 percent secured high-yield notes due 201...

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Recent Partner Promotions

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



London and U.S.-based firms with offices in Asia brought up partners - albeit at a slower pace than in 2008 - in a variety of practice areas in recent months, with corporate lawyers in Tokyo seeing the most movement.In mid-October, Clifford Chance shocked the market with the promotion of 15 senior associates across Asia...

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Deal Watch - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Freshfields recently advised Grand Point Investment Limited in its 56.1% acquisition of Tianjin Port Company Limited. On the other side, K&L Gates advised Tianjing Port Development Holdings in the deal, which was worth about US$1,807.00 m.Lee & Co advised Shanghai POSCO E&C Real Estate Development while law ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/2/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 6:02 PM



Henry Liu, a former Heller Ehrman partner, joins Nixon Peabody to lead its China practice.Grandfield Law Offices strengthens its expertise in commercial legal services and its IP practice in China. New partner Yang Sidong extensive experience in IP, as he was the founder and former direct of China’s first private patent...

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Office Openings - 10/21/2008

by: Matt March

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 9:10 PM



Dewey & LeBoeuf announced October 21 of 2008 its intention to openfurther offices in major Middle East commercial centers, following theJanuary 2008 opening of its office in Dubai.  The firm has plans inplace to open new offices in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Doha in Qatar.The offices will open once their licenses to o...

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