Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/30/10

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Posted on June 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Clifford Chance partner Nigel Wellings is set to relocate to Dubai at the end of June, as the magic circle firm moves to boost its corporate offering in the region. Wellings has spent his entire legal career with CC, having joined as a trainee in 1995, qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined the partner rank in 2006...

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Freshfields and King & Wood Capture Top Awards at the ALB China Law Awards

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



In recognition of the bumper crop of M&A and equity market deals worked on over the past year, Freshfields won three awards at the ALB China Law Awards: won M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year and International Law Firm of the Year.The firm seized its M&A and Equity Market Deal Awards for it...

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Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM



Sidley Austin recently bolstered its Hong Kong office with the addition of Alex Lloyd as partner in its U.S. Corporate Finance division. "I am impressed with Sidley's commitment to the region and found the opportunity to join the team compelling," Lloyd commented. Lloyd who was previously at Clifford Chance has pract...

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Clifford Chance Wins IFLR Asia Firm of the Year

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Clifford Chance won International Law Firm of the Year at the International Financial Law Review’s annual Asia Awards in Hong Kong by working on four of the night’s winning deals and also collecting three team awards. On the other hand, the Most Innovative US Law Firm award went to Sidley Austin for its innovative work...

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Representative Deals of 2009 in Asia

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM



The top deals in Asia last year reveal that practicing corporate law in Asia continues to be a lucrative career choice, with the big firms doing billions worth of business in China, Japan and India.Some of the biggest deals were initial public offerings. Haiwen & Partners represented China State Construction Enginee...

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Deal Watch - 12/06/09

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Posted on December 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Clifford Chance has assisted on two Hong Kong IPOs, led by partner Amy Lo assisted by Rupert Li:· China Minsheng Bank did an IPO that raised US$3.9 billion and became listed on the HKSE. The firm advised on Hong Kong and US law aspects of the global offering.· Chiina Longyuan Power’s IPO was worth about US$...

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Deal Watch - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented JP Morgan Securities Ltd as sole dealer manager in regards to a cash tender offer by Noble Group Limited to acquire up to approximately US$488 million of its outstanding US$680 million 6.625% senior notes due 2015. The firm’s team was led by Hong Kong-based partner William F...

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Deal Watch - 11/03/09

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Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Baker & McKenzie has represented major Chinese investment group Guangdong Rising Asset Management Co Ltd with its acquisition of a 19.9 percent interest in PanAust Limited, valued at A$215 million.  Lawyers from the Melbourne, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Beijing offices helped to advise, with partners John Mollard, Lewi...

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Deal Watch - 8/24/09

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Posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:08 PM



Baker & McKenzie counseled Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc in their combined acquisition of a 10 percent stake in the Chinese power company Gemeng International Energy Co Ltd.  Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc purchased their respective 7 percent...

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