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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added an energy and projects partner in Singapore.Longtime Norton Rose Fulbright partner Michael Joyce joins the firm's global energy and transactions practice. A mergers and acquisitions lawyer, Joyce has advised deals in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors. Last year, he advised JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. on a $400 million investment into Malaysian energy company Petronas' liquefied natural gas business.Joyce had been a partner with t...
By WdChan
on 04-May-2017
Ashurst has entered into a formal law alliance with a Singapore law firm, a move made in the wake of several partners leaving the firm in the city-state over the past several months.The association is with boutique firm ADTLaw, founded in 2013 by former Rajah & Tann litigation partner Dawn Tan. The nine-lawyer firm advises on disputes, mergers and acquisitions and banking and finance deals. Through the alliance Ashurst ADTLaw, the global firm will be able to access Singapore law practicesin...
By WdChan
on 04-May-2017
Osborne Clarke (OC) has secured a launch in mainland China via a tie-up with Shanghai firm Zhang Yu & Partners.Zhang Yu has been launched by Guohua Zhang and Steve Yu, who will be partners at the new firm. They are being supported by six lawyers specialising in IT, data and employment law.Zhang was most recently a consultant on secondment with Koh Vass & Co, OC’s partner firm in Hong Kong. He was also previously a partner at Bird & Bird.Yu, meanwhile, joins from US law firm Armstrong...
By WdChan
on 02-May-2017
An Australian court has approved a settlement in a dispute between Herbert Smith Freehills and eight of its former partners who sought to leave the firm last year to open offices for White & Case in Australia.An agreement was reached Monday between the eight former partners and the 167-strong claimant group of current partners at Herbert Smith Freehills, which filed suit in February.The former partners joining White & Case are prohibited from soliciting or acting for Herbert Smith Freehi...
By WdChan
on 02-May-2017
Hogan Lovells has formed a formal association with China’s Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, making it the third international law firm to take advantage of a special pilot program that enables foreign firms to incorporate Chinese legal advice in its offering.Fidelity is based in Xiamen city of southeastern China’s Fujian province. The firm has about 170 lawyers, including 32 partners and has a full-service practice, ranging from family law, white collar criminal defense, real e...
By WdChan
on 13-Oct-2016
Freshfields Bruckhaus Derigner has hired Clifford Chance London partner Alastair Mordaunt to head its Asia competition practice. Mordaunt, whose practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, was previously a lawyer at Freshfields before moving to the U.K. Office of Fair Trading in 2007. He joined Clifford Chance London office as a partner in 2011. He advised clearing house LCH.Clearnet Group on the antitrust aspects of London Stock Exchange's acquisition of a majority interest group in...
By KaydenLim
on 10-Mar-2016
Beijing-based Zhong Lun Law Firm has hired a partner from Simmons & Simmons. Alan Xu relocates to the Chinese firm’s office in Hong Kong from Shanghai where he was a partner with the U.K. firm. Xu advises multinationals on their investments in China as well as Chinese state-owned enterprises on overseas acquisitions. He has represented clients such as Hong Kong developer New World Holdings, Singaporean sovereign fund GIC and Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. on projects and assets acquisitions in main...
By KaydenLim
on 10-Mar-2016
Proskauer Rose has hired former Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Hong Kong partner Joshua Zimmerman as head of capital markets practice in Asia. Zimmerman specializes in high-yield bond, leveraged finance, acquisition finance and sovereign debt transactions as well as Hong Kong and SEC-registered equity listings. Last year, he advised Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank A.G. and HSBC on a $579 million financing to Hong Kong-based Nord Anglia Education for the acquisition of six schools...
By KaydenLim
on 01-Mar-2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has hired a former U.S. federal prosecutor as a partner in Hong Kong. Steve Kwok was most recently a resident legal advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, representing the United States in discussions with Chinese law enforcement authorities on criminal matters, such as corruption, money laundering and fraud cases pursued by criminal authorities in the U.S. or China. At Skadden, Kwok will focus on internal investigati...
By KaydenLim
on 01-Mar-2016
Ant Financial Services Group, the finance arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has hired veteran lawyer Leiming Chen as global general counsel and seniorvice president in charge of legal and compliance as well as risk management, the company said on Monday.The company, controlled by Alibaba’s billionaire chairman Jack Ma, wooed Chen from US law firm Simpson Thacher & Barlett, where he worked on a variety of landmark equity and debt offerings, including Alibaba’s record breaking $25...
By KaydenLim
on 29-Feb-2016