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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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the world’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced today that it has received a license from the South Korean government to open an office in Seoul. Charles H. Suh will serve as managing partner of the new office, which will be located in the Mirae Asset Center 1 building in the heart of the Seoul international business district. (more…)

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Dentons Baku has advised KBR, a leading technology, engineering, procurement and construction giant, on a joint venture agreement to establish a new engineering and support services company in Azerbaijan. The agreement was signed on 18 March 2015 with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) (more…)

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Manulife Financial Asia Ltd on its entry into a bancassurance distribution arrangement with DBS Bank Ltd (more…)

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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading law firm to global corporations and financial institutions, has successfully advised Ports Design Limited, a fashion garments manufacturer and retailer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with the conditional mandatory general cash offer made by Somerley Capital Limited on behalf of Bluestone Global Holdings Limited to acquire all of the issued shares of Ports Design Limited at a consideration of up to US$119 million (HK$923 million) (more…)

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Allen & Overy has advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunners on Export-Import Bank of India’s inaugural USD500 million Regulation S green bond issue. The transaction marks the first USD-denominated green bond out of India as well as the first benchmark-sized green bond out of Asia in 2015 (more…)

www.allenovery.com

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised Japan-based electricity utility Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. in its acquisition of an interest in a state-of-the-art 700 megawatt electricity generating plant to be constructed in northeastern Ohio (more…)

www.milbank.com

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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Challenger Life Company Limited on its $133 million acquisition and lease back arrangement of The NEXT Hotel at 76 Queen Street, Brisbane (more…)

www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed leading Asian banking, finance and energy lawyer Thomas Ng to the firm’s partnership. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Mr Ng specialises in advising Chinese banks and companies on major banking, projects and energy transactions throughout Asia and around the world (more…)

www.freshfields.com

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Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Andrei Baev has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the London and Moscow offices. Mr. Baev was previously a partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner and will serve as the Managing Partner of Chadbourne’s Moscow office, which opened in 1990 (more…)

www.chadbourne.com

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A cross border team from global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Emirates on a US$913 million Sukuk, marking a world first for utilising a UK Export Finance (UKEF) backed Sukuk for an aircraft financing, the first time that a Sukuk has been used to pre-fund the acquisition of aircraft and the first ever Sukuk financing for A380 aircraft. The proceeds from the issuance of the Certificates will be used to fund the acquisition of four Airbus A380-800 aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in April, May, June and July 2015. The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Emirates (more…)

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

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Davis Polk is advising Shanda Games Limited (“Shanda Games”) in connection with its going-private acquisition for $3.55 per ordinary share or $7.10 per American Depository Share by a consortium consisting of Ningxia Yilida Capital Investment Limited Partnership, Ningxia Zhongyincashmere International Group Co., Ltd., Orient Hongtai (Hong Kong) Limited, Hao Ding International Limited and their respective affiliates. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the shareholders of Shanda Games and is expected to close in the second half of 2015 (more…)

www.davispolk.com

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Global law firm Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation today announced they are joining forces to create the only fully integrated firm in Singapore that can practice across all legal service areas. The combination will establish a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration powerhouse to serve clients with strategic interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace. (more…)

www.morganlewis.com

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