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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In a significant addition to its longstanding Asia and Hong Kong securities practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that corporate and capital markets adviser David Kuo has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Mr. Kuo represents Chinese companies and other high-yield issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of debt- and equity-linked capital markets transactions—including high-yield, investment-grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids. He also counsels on liability management exercises, including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers. (more…)

www.milbank.com

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Citigroup and NH Investment & Securities as the placement agents in the US$1.05 billion sale of common shares of Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd. by Mong Koo Chung, the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, and his son Euisun Chung. (more…)

www.paulhastings.com

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Melody He-Chen has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the Corporate practice in Hong Kong, adding further strength to the firm’s award-winning Capital Markets Group. (more…)

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Akin Gump has expanded its trade and disputes offerings in Asia with the relocation of international trade partner Tatman R. Savio from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to Hong Kong and the arrival in Hong Kong of litigation senior consultant Vena Cheng from Morrison & Foerster.

Their arrival enhances Akin Gump’s investigations and compliance practice on the ground in Asia and will complement its highly recommended trade and litigation practices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. (more…)

www.akingump.com

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Mayer Brown announced today that Kwon Lee has joined the firm’s global Real Estate practice as a partner. Mr. Lee will initially be working out of Hong Kong before moving to the firm’s New York office at year’s end. As an active member of the Asia Real Estate outbound team, Mr. Lee will focus his practice on outbound alternative capital investment from Asia, including real estate investment matters. (more…)

www.mayerbrown.com

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King & Wood Mallesons will further strengthen its global capability, and its Asian connections and capability, with its granting of a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Singapore practice will have an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work, providing clients with a different choice of top-tier international legal expertise for cross-border and domestic work in South East Asia, and supporting Singapore-based clients with their outbound investments. (more…)

www.sjberwin.com

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited as the guarantor in relation to the issue by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sino-Ocean Land Treasure Finance II Limited, of US$700 million guaranteed notes due 2020 and US$500 million guaranteed notes due 2027. (more…)

www.paulhastings.com

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Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that William Woo has rejoined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on equity capital markets and M&A matters, particularly in connection with pre-IPO investments and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (both the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity work (more…)

www.lw.com

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) will further strengthen its global capability, and its Asian connections and capability, with its granting of a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers (more…)

www.kingandwood.com

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Deacons recently advised CSOP on obtaining SFC authorisation and the subsequent listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of the MSCI T50 ETF (more…)

www.deacons.com.hk

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Adding an important hub to its longstanding Asia practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced it is opening a Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Seoul, Korea. The new office will be headed by Milbank partner Young Joon Kim, a Korean native who started his career with Milbank in New York, and for the past decade has been based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Kim was managing partner of Milbank’s Tokyo office from 1997-2003. (more…)

www.milbank.com

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The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Michael Wong as a partner in the investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. He joins K&L Gates from Allen & Overy LLP. (more…)

www.klgates.com

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