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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Davis Polk advised the underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and an international offering in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S of Legend Holdings Corporation. The gross proceeds from the global offering amounted to approximately HK$15.17 billion (US$1.96 billion) prior to any exercise of the over-allotment option. (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of the Firm represented the underwriters in the initial public offering in Hong Kong and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by HTSC, a joint stock limited liability company established in the PRC under the Chinese corporate name 华泰证券股份有限公司 and carrying on business in Hong Kong as HTSC (“HTSC”). HTSC offered and sold an aggregate of 1,562,768,800 H shares after exercise of the over-allotment option, which raised approximately HK$38.8 billion (US$5 billion) in gross proceeds. The H shares of HTSC are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, J.P. Morgan and UBS acted as joint sponsors; Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, J.P. Morgan, UBS, ICBCI, BNP Paribas and CMS acted as jointed global coordinators, joint bookrunners and joint lead managers; and Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Nomura, ABCI, CCBI, GF Securities and Industrial Securities acted as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers. This is the largest IPO globally this year to date. (more…)

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King & Spalding will open an office in Tokyo, the firm’s eighteenth office overall and tenth office outside the United States. The new Tokyo office, along with the firm’s Singapore office, will anchor King & Spalding’s market-leading energy practice throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Joining King & Spalding as partners are Ashurst partners John McClenahan, Mark Davies, and Chris Bailey in Tokyo, and Rupert Lewi in Perth, who will form the core team and launch the firm’s Tokyo office. Well-known in the Tokyo market, this highly-regarded group represents major Japan- and Korea-based actors in the energy and resources sector including export credit agencies and financial institutions, as well as some of Japan’s largest trading houses, public natural gas companies and other blue chip project sponsors and participants. They have extensive experience supporting the development, financing and acquisition of, and resolution of disputes arising out of, major energy projects globally, including power generation facilities, gas pipeline infrastructure, floating production storage and offloading vessels, and LNG terminals. (more…)

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Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal and fiduciary services, is set to open a new office in Singapore on July 1.

The Singapore office will be co-led by newly promoted partner Sam Robertson.
The 10-year-old Forbes Hare also has offices in the BVI, the Cayman Islands and London.
“The Singapore launch is an important milestone as we celebrate ten years of business in 2015,” said corporate partner Jose Santos in a statement. “We have seen a marked growth in demand from Asian clients across all our practice groups. We are delighted now to have a presence in Singapore, and we look forward to being of further service to clients old and new.”

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The Hong Kong office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Carolyn Sng as a partner in the corporate practice. She joins K&L Gates from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. (more…)

www.klgates.com

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Recently, Shiduo (David) Xu joined Beijing office of Zhong Lun Law Firm as a partner. David graduated from the Public Security University of China (Beijing) with a BA in literature and University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) with an LLM degree in international business law. He is qualified in PRC. David is native in Chinese and fluent in English. He also speaks French and German. (more…)

www.zhonglun.com

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Willkie represents Houston-based HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a world leading specialty insurer, in its deal to be acquired by Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., Japan’s largest insurance group.

On June 10, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. and Willkie client HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., a world leading specialty insurer, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Tokio Marine will acquire HCC for $7.5 billion. Pursuant to the terms of the transaction Tokio Marine will acquire all outstanding shares of HCC for $78.00 in cash per share, through Tokio Marine’s wholly owned subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. The acquisition, which combines HCC’s specialty expertise with Tokio Marine’s global resources, significantly enhances Tokio Marine’s operations in the United States and internationally. (more…)

www.willkie.com

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White Collar specialist Samuel Williamson is joining the firm as a partner based in Shanghai, a new office for the firm. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Williamson was head of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia-based Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice. He will have a similar role at Quinn Emanuel as managing partner of the firm’s new Shanghai office, which will open once regulatory approvals are obtained. (more…)

www.quinnemanuel.com

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Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that litigation partner Shaun Folpp will head to the firm’s Hong Kong office to establish a contentious restructuring and litigation offering to Asia based clients.

The move will build on the substantial amount of BVI and Cayman Islands litigation, restructuring and insolvency work already being undertaken by the firm in the region. Shaun, who will be practising BVI and Cayman law, will spearhead the growth of a dedicated litigation practice to support the existing corporate, finance, investment funds and international trust work. (more…)

www.mourantozannes.com

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Dan Ouyang has become a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Formerly a partner at Paul Hastings, Ouyang brings extensive experience with U.S. and Hong Kong capital markets, bond offerings, and private equity and M&A transactions. She will be based in the firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices. (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of law firm Eversheds has advised Yunnan Water Investment Co., Limited on its HK$1,508.7 million initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company was successfully listed on 27 May 2015.

Yunnan Water Investment Co., Ltd is one of the leading integrated service providers in the municipal wastewater treatment and water supply industries in Yunnan Province, the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the core investment and operation platforms for the Yunnan provincial government. The company’s business comprises of four main segments: wastewater treatment, water supply, construction and equipment sales and others, which comprises O&M wastewater treatment, water supply and municipal waste disposal projects. (more…)

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Asia’s global law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is now officially open for business in Singapore, with the firm’s new office opening today in the Ocean Financial Centre.

Three KWM partners will lead the establishment of the office with an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work. (more…)

www.kwm.com

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