One of our law firm clients has referred us to one of their important clients in the US, Europe and China – a leading global technology supplier for the auto industry – in order to handle their search for a new Asia General Counsel and Asia Chief Compliance Officer.

Kinney is exclusively handling this in-house search.

This position will have a lot of responsibility and include supervision of eight attorneys underneath them in the China in-house team.  The new hire will report directly to the global general counsel and global chief compliance officer, who is based in the US.  The new hire’s ability to make judgement calls is going to be as important as their technical skill set background.

The position is based in Shanghai and will deal with the company’s operations all over Asia and also in India, including frequent acquisitions in the region.

It is expected that the new hire will come from a top US firm’s Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong offices, currently in a top flight corporate practice at the senior associate, counsel or junior partner level.

Mandarin fluency is strongly preferred.

Compensation package is at over $500,000 USD.

Please reach out to Evan Jowers at evan@kinneyrecruiting.com or asia@kinneyrecruiting.com if you are interested.

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Broad & Bright Tokyo Office is established by Broad & Bright in association with Japan Toranomon Chuo Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as ‘Toranomon Chuo Firm’) in a form of joint venture, which has been approved by the Ministry of Justice of Japan and Japan Federation of Bar Association, and registered in Japan as an overseas branch of Broad & Bright. The official registered name is Toranomon Chuo Law Firm Broad & Bright Foreign Law Firm (foreign law joint venture). (more…)

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Allen & Overy advises Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited on its USD1.51 billion acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods, which was announced today. Please enter ByLine. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has advised the underwriters, which include UBS AG Hong Kong Branch, DBS Asia Capital Limited and CIMB Securities Limited, on the Hong Kong IPO and Rule 144A placing of Nirvana Asia Ltd (“Nirvana”), the largest integrated death care service provider in Asia.

The public offering of the shares was oversubscribed by more than 50 times. The IPO price was set at HK$3.00 per share, raising US$261 million. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full the deal value would increase to approximately US$300 million. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has announced that Mark Cooper will join its corporate practice as a partner in Singapore, with effect from 3 February 2015.

Mark joins from Linklaters in Singapore, having been previously based in London and Hong Kong. Mark focuses on M&A and private equity transactions across South East Asia in a range of sectors including healthcare, consumer, financial institutions and energy and natural resources. High profile clients he has advised include Standard Chartered Bank, Noble Group and Macquarie. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it advised Morgan Stanley as the sole placing agent, global coordinator and bookrunner on Ping An Insurance Group Company of China, Ltd.’s US$4.75 billion private placement of new H-shares. (more…)

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International law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed Lynia Lau as a partner in Greater China to head Stephenson Harwood’s Energy & Resources group. Lynia joins from Clyde & Co, where she was a partner and chief representative of the Beijing office. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised ANTA Sports Products Limited and its controlling shareholders on its HK$1.1billion share placing. The placing involves 70,000,000 shares in ANTA Sports at HK$16.32 per share. (more…)

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Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the addition of associate Trung Nguyen to head the firm’s expanded IP enforcement team in Ho Chi Minh City. (more…)

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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Huaneng Power International Inc., one of China’s largest listed power producers, on its acquisition of equity interests in ten power plants in China for a total consideration of US$1.19 billion.

Beijing-based Huaneng Power is the listed unit of the mainland’s largest power producer, China Huaneng Group. The company is mainly engaged in developing, constructing, operating and managing large-scale power plants throughout China. (more…)

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Ashurst today announces the appointment of Chin Chuan Chen as a partner in its Finance team in Beijing and Singapore.

Chin Chuan joins the firm from Clifford Chance. He is a specialist in finance and debt restructuring transactions in Asia, with particular expertise in acting for Chinese banks and on energy, mining and infrastructure projects. (more…)

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Ropes & Gray LLP, the first international firm to open an office in Korea, announced today that Hyo Young Kang has joined its corporate group as a partner in the firm’s Seoul office.

Mr. Kang brings extensive knowledge and veteran experience to the Ropes & Gray corporate team, having spent 28 years practicing in Asia, with 16 of those years in Seoul. The addition of Mr. Kang will further strengthen the firm’s corporate practices in Asia, and clients will benefit from his proficiency in international corporate transactions, as well as his in-depth knowledge of the Korean market. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the arrival of Russel Low as a shipping and offshore of counsel in its Singapore office.

Russel joins from the Singapore arm of a formal law alliance with an international law firm where he has been an associate director for four years. Prior to this, he was a solicitor in the Singapore office of another international law firm for three years. (more…)

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