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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DLA Piper announced today that a team of three partners has joined the firm in its Corporate Group in Singapore. John Viverito and Myles Hankin are joining from Gibson Dunn, Singapore, and Joseph Bauerschmidt from Jones Day, Singapore. The three have worked together in the past and are reuniting as colleagues at DLA Piper. Each of John, Joe and Myles are ranked experts in their fields by Chambers and other leading legal guides. (more…)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robson Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Singapore office. At Gibson Dunn, he will continue to focus his practice on M&A and capital markets transactions. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited as the sole sponsor, sole bookrunner and sole lead manager on the HK$120.6 million Hong Kong IPO of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.) Limited. (more…)

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

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Hogan Lovells has announced that partner Samantha Campbell will join its Southeast Asia practice as head of the firm’s Vietnam offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in March.

Samantha joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where she was heading the Vietnam practice. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate transactional, projects and finance work, as well as real estate and dispute resolution, with a focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors and financial institutions. Her clients include multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as Governments. (more…)

www.hoganlovells.com

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that it advised the placement agents on Ayala Land, Inc.’s (“Ayala Land”) US$356 million (PHP16 billion) top-up placement. (more…)

www.paulhastings.com

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Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Matt Gorman as a partner in its Singapore office. Matt joins the firm from Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office, where he was head of the firm’s South East Asia corporate practice, to launch Reed Smith’s corporate practice in South East Asia. (more…)

www.reedsmith.com

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading law firm to global financial institutions and corporations, announces the appointment of a team of three partners and four counsel to its Greater China practice, based in Hong Kong. (more…)

www.cadwalader.com

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Mayer Brown JSM today announced that Vincent Sum has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance practice in Hong Kong.

Vincent focuses his practice on complex capital markets matters, including structured products, derivatives, securitisations, retail and non-retail funds, secured lending and financing and debt capital markets matters (including Rule 144A/Regulation S global bond offerings). He advises underwriters, arrangers, portfolio managers, issuers, trustees and institutional investors. (more…)

www.mayerbrown.com

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Linklaters are the lead counsel on the US$26 billion merger of CSR Corporation Limited (“CSR”) and China CNR Corporation Limited (“CNR”). This is the first-ever merger of two companies with dual listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong and the first-ever securities exchange involving two sets of A shares and two sets of H shares. (more…)

www.linklaters.com

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Mr. Stephen Hung, the President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, joined the firm as Partner on 29 December 2014. (more…)

www.li-partners.com

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Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey is pleased to announce the opening of our Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Seoul, Korea. Simon Hong, a registered Foreign Law Consultant in Korea and one of the firm’s founding members, will head the new office. (more…)

lhlaw.com

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised the underwriters on the US$1.3bn global offering and listing of Shengjing Bank on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which took place today. (more…)

www.freshfields.com

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