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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International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Tim Gardner has joined the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising both local and international clients in complex private equity and M&A transactions. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (20 March 2015) announced the significant lateral hire of a team of nine lawyers in Hong Kong from Haley & Co, an independent, boutique law firm specialising in major projects, construction and arbitration. Three partners, Glenn Haley, Ilan Freiman and Geoff Shaw will move to BLP on 4 May 2015. (more…)

www.blplaw.com

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), as a sponsor, on the development and financing for the US$8 billion expansion of an existing, world-scale petroleum refining and petrochemicals complex in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia (more…)

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The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Anna Elshafei has joined the firm in its Shanghai office as a principal in the Corporate Group. She has extensive Chinese legal experience and has advised clients in many industries on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues.

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www.millercanfield.com

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Jones Day is pleased to announce that Scott D. Peterman has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, Mr. Peterman will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office. (more…)

www.jonesday.com

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Appleby acted as Cayman counsel for ICO Group Limited (ICO Group) in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 18 March, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$100 million. A majority of the proceeds will be used for purchasing new office space and renovating existing offices, as well as for strategic business growth through merger, acquisition or business collaboration.

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www.applebyglobal.com

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www.wfw.com

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www.reedsmith.com

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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has acted on Crown Resorts Limited’s (Crown) $400 million hybrid offering (more…)

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www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

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On 17 March 2015, 150 million preference shares of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (stock code: SH601668, “China Construction”) were successfully listed at Shanghai Stock Exchange. On 30 December 2014, China Construction received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) in respect of the non-public issuance of no more than 300 millionpreference shares by China Construction. Such preference shares are expected to be issued in multiple tranches.The initial issuance of 150 million shares with a nominal value of RMB 100 per shareis now completed, and China Construction has received the proceeds of the initialissuancein total of RMB 15 billion. The remaining tranches of such issuance are expected be completed within 24 months after the date of the Commission’s approval (more…)

dachengnet.com

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Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has bolstered its China and regional/global M&A practice with the addition of Stephanie Tang, who joins the firm as a partner in the firm’s China M&A group.

Ms. Tang comes to Shearman & Sterling from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a partner and represented Chinese companies on a variety of public and private cross-border M&A transactions, special committee assignments on US take-private transactions and private equity transactions. (more…)

www.shearman.com

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