Deal Watch - 8/19/09

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Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM



Clifford Chance advised China Construction Bank (Asia) in its acquistion of AIG Finance (Hong Kong) Limited.  China Construction Bank will purchase AIG Finance Limited's outstanding shares for US$70 million.  This deal will expand China Construction Bank's consumer finance business.  AIG Finance Limited is the consumer ...

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Deal Watch - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Orrick was recently involved in many deals across the globe. It advised Gmarket in eBay’s all cash public tender offer of up to 100 percent of Gmarket. The deal is worth US$1.2 billion and is expected to close in June 2009 due to a regulatory approval process. Orrick’s team was led by corporate partners Mark J. Lee and ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/23/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Walkers brought in former Allen & Overy attorney Fraser Hern to its Hong Kong office. He will be working in the insolvency, restructuring, and corporate recovery practice.Orrick has hired John Inge as of counsel for its Tokyo office. Inge comes from Hogan & Hartson’s Tokyo office, where he has represented many p...

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Regulatory Changes - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM



As the Korean legal market opened to foreign law firms last week on March 2, 2009, US firms are closer to gaining the market than UK firms. The reason is that this opening of the market only applies to those countries that have an active free-trade agreement with South Korea. The US signed one back in 2007, though the U...

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Office Openings - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 8:03 PM



Both Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and McDermott Will & Emery have decided to delay their international office openings respectively in the Middle East and Tokyo. Orrick originally had wanted to open in early 2009 through a merger with a local firm, but the global chairman Ralph Baxter stresses that while  the f...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



David K. Cho, based in Hong Kong, has joined Orrick as of counsel and associate. He concentrates on corporate transactions like cross-border M&A, and corporate financings. He has a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A from University of California, Los Angeles.In MoFo, Paul McKenzie has become managing pa...

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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 - 12/22/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 4:12 PM



Orrick is looking launch two offices in the Middle East While there is no firm timeframe in place for the launch, Orrick Herrington & ­Sutcliffe is planning to open new offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and that discussions are moving quickly.  The US firm’s chairman Ralph Baxter has been quoted by the lawyer.com sayi...

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