Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins Lead Dubai World Restructuring

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 12:12 AM



Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins are advising on the restructuring of Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate responsible for some of the Middle East's most high- profile projects.  On November 25, The Dubai state asked the creditors of Dubai World for a six-month debt standstill on the company's liabilities ...

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Deal Watch - 11/18/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented a Goldman Sachs International, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as initial purchasers in regards to Noble Group Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S global offering worth US$850 million. Hong Kong-based ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/17/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 3:11 AM



Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, who joined the firm November 5, 2009 as International Arbitration Adviser at its Hong Kong office, as leading arbitrator.  His distinguished career includes over 40 years worth of experience in dispute resolution, and during the past 14 years he has solely...

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Middle East Market Watch - On Being a Female Lawyer in the Middle East

by: Richard

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



As Cypress has devoted more and more resources to the Middle East legal market, and as the markets there show substantial resilience to the global downturn, more and more lawyers are interested in taking off their shoes and jumping in the wadi.  But we’ve noticed that some women are still relatively hesitant to work in ...

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Office Openings - 7/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 11:07 PM



Zhonglun W & D is opening its first office in Riyadh.Baker Botts is continuing the expansion of its Middle East offices by adding partners to its Dubai office and opening an office in Abu Dhabi due to increased demand for its legal services. Baker Botts now has 3 offices in the region, the third operating in Riyadh....

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/15/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Skadden has hired Julie Gao from Latham & Watkins. Her appointment will be seen as a move to further strengthen Skadden’s Asia practice following last month’s relocation of three lawyers. Ms. Gao joined Latham in 1998 and was made a partner in 2006. She has experience representing financial institutions, investment...

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Office Openings - 6/9/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 6:06 PM



Pinsent Masons and Salans have formed a strategic alliance in an attempt to boost the capacity of both firms across Europe, the Far East, and the Gulf Region. The alliance will result in Pinsent winding down involvement with its international network, PMLG, and gives it access to Salans' global offices, including those ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM



Camille Jojo is to fill the new position head of the Hong Kong Dispute Resolution team at Norton Rose, following a move from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in Hong Kong. The former managing partner will bring 6 other associates to Norton Rose, increasing its Asia disputes practice to 11 lawyers. In the meantime, Barlow has r...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 6/3/09

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM



Allen & Overy announced the elevation of 15 associates to counsel worldwide, marking an increase from last year’s eight counsel promotions.  While the bulk of the promotions were in the firms’ European offices, two associates in Hong Kong were also promoted and one associate was elevated in Dubai.  For Hong Kong, Cl...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:04 PM



Fulbright & Jaworski has brought six attorneys to its Hong Kong office. These include three associates, one of counsel, and two partners (Stefan Ricketts and Richard Hill). Ricketts is experienced in different matters such as oil and gas and infrastructure development arenas, including public and private cross borde...

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