Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/4/11


Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Baker & McKenzie have hired Yunlong Gao, former partner at Shearman & Sterling, to join their US Securities group as a partner. While at Shearman & Sterling, Gao worked in the capital markets group. He has experience in advising Chinese companies on offshore securities offerings.Baker & McKenzie has also...

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Aussies Perpetuate Asia Expansion Trend


Posted on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM

The international trend for law firms to expand to Asia continues as three top tier Australian firms announce that they will open offices in Japan and the PRC. Blake Dawson will expand to 5 Asia offices and 48 Asia partners this year with the launch of their Tokyo office while top tier Aussie firm Clayton Utz sets their...

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Deal Watch - 7/30/09


Posted on July 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Paul Hastings, Lovells, and China-based firms Haiwen and Partners and Jingtian & Gongcheng acted in 2009's first H-share listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 2009's second largest Initial Public Offering in Hong Kong.  Beijing Building Materials Group Co., Ltd (BBMG), a stated-owned and managed enterprise gro...

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China Ramps Up Financial Market Regulation

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM

The China Banking Regulatory Commission has recently announced that it would strengthen regulation on overseas M&A in an attempt to ensure the health of its five largest lenders (which include Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, and Agricultural ...

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Asia Market Watch: China Banking Regulator Permits LBO Financing

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM

China’s banking regulator has issued new rules which open the door for Chinese banks to engage in onshore acquisition finance.  The Guidelines on Risk Management of Acquisition Loans of Commercial Banks were issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) on December 6, 2008.  The State Council hopes that the G...

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