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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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Pé will join the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. Pé, formerly a partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Hong Kong, will join the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. (more…)

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Preeminent global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Daniel Yeh has joined the firm’s private equity practice as a partner, resident in the Hong Kong office.

Mr. Yeh’s practice is focused on private equity transactions, including growth equity investments, cross-border M&A, public and private acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, and joint ventures. He has represented many prominent institutional investors in Asia and has worked extensively on China-related deals. He has also advised clients in transactions across Korea, Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.

“Daniel’s pan-Asia experience, with a particular focus on deals in China, makes him a true asset to the firm and to our clients in the region,” said Paul Boltz, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office. “We’ve built one of the largest and most experienced private equity teams in Asia, and his addition further strengthens our ability to advise on a broad range of transactions for sophisticated investors across the region.”

Mr. Yeh joins Ropes & Gray from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Hong Kong. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Yeh is the third partner to join Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong in 2015. In February, Andrew Dale joined the firm’s business & securities litigation practice, and in January, Ed Sheremeta joined the firm’s real estate investments & transactions practice.
“I am delighted to join Ropes & Gray and a team of private equity attorneys who are committed to delivering the best legal advice and quality service to clients time and again,” said Mr. Yeh. “I look forward to working with the firm as it continues to serve the growing needs of clients across Asia.”

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BKL opened offices in Hong Kong, the Middle Eastern city of Dubai and in Vietnamese cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The newly opened offices are ready to serve as a legal partner for both Korean and foreign companies operating in the respective jurisdictions. (more…)

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Shearman & Sterling is advising a consortium comprising GDF Suez, POSCO Energy, Sojitz Corporation and Newcom in relation to all aspects of the development of the CHP5 IPP, a greenfield coal-fired combined heat and power plant in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia with an electrical capacity of up to 450MWe and heat capacity up to 587MWt. (more…)

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AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds LLP has announced the appointment of Fahad AlDehais, who joins the firm from Vinson & Elkins LLP as a Partner and General Manager for the firm’s Saudi Arabia practice. (more…)

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The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP recently advised on two significant international capital markets transactions in the Philippines involving International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC Global Power). The two transactions, both completed in August, raised a total of US$750 million, signifying the country’s continuing strong position in the global capital markets despite recent challenging market conditions. (more…)

www.milbank.com

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Clifford Chance advised Qatar Navigation QSC (Milaha) on acquiring, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Qatar Shipping Company, the remaining 60% interest in each of the two entities that own the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers, Milaha Ras Laffan and Milaha Qatar, from Société Générale, thereby increasing its stake in those entities from 40% to a controlling 100%. (more…)

www.cliffordchance.com

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Sparke Helmore is pleased to announce that David Howarth will be joining the firm’s Commercial Insurance team in the role of Special Counsel. (more…)

www.sparke.com.au

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DibbsBarker is pleased to announce the arrival of Andrew Rankine as a new special counsel in the Sydney office.

Andrew is an intellectual property law specialist whose practice encompasses both litigation and advisory work. Armed with honours degrees in medicine and biological science, as well as five years as a practising clinician before moving into law, Andrew brings unique industry insight to his work and will further strengthen DibbsBarker’s life sciences and healthcare offering. He joins the firm from Ashurst. (more…)

www.dibbsbarker.com

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Davis Polk is advising Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. in connection with its tender offers in the Republic of China and the United States for common shares and American depositary shares of Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. at a price of NT$45 per common share and NT$225 per ADS payable in the equivalent amount of U.S. dollars, respectively. ASE plans to acquire an estimated maximum number of 779,000,000 common shares of Siliconware (including common shares represented by ADSs), equivalent to approximately 25% of the common shares issued by Siliconware. (more…)

www.davispolk.com

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Markus Blenntoft as a banking and asset finance partner in the Singapore office. Blenntoft joins K&L Gates from Dentons UKMEA LLP. (more…)

www.klgates.com

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised IRC Limited on its fully underwritten open offer. (more…)

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

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