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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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, a fund managed by the IFC Asset Management Company (AMC), as co-investors on an aggregate US$150 million equity investment in China Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited (more…)

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Davis Polk advised BHP Billiton on investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) into potential breaches of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) related to previously terminated minerals exploration and development efforts as well as hospitality provided by the Company to foreign government officials at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The DOJ completed its investigation without taking any action. Today, the SEC announced a settled administrative proceeding related to BHP Billiton’s hospitality program hosted by BHP Billiton in connection with its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Charlie Wilson will be joining the firm in Singapore as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity practices.

Mr. Wilson has practiced law in Asia for 17 years and regularly advises clients on transactions throughout Southeast Asia. For example, Mr. Wilson has acted as international counsel for Indonesia’s national oil company in its proposed acquisition of a U.S.-based oil company’s Venezuelan oil assets. He has also advised a number of sovereign wealth and global private equity funds in connection with their investments and dispositions in Southeast Asia. (more…)

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Allen & Overy has acted as Australian counsel to Fortescue Metals Group in connection with its Rule 144A offering of USD2.3 billion of Senior Secured Notes due in 2022 (more…)

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised PacificLight Power Pte. Ltd. (PacificLight Power), on the S$1 billion refinancing of project facilities for the Jurong Island power generation project (PLP project) (more…)

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Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm has advised China New Town Development Company Limited (“CNTD”) on a CNY1.3 billion notes issuance on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (more…)

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International law firm Dechert LLP has further strengthened its leading position as a global legal advisor on MENA region capital markets issues, having advised on the first ever investment grade international bond issuance by an Omani corporate entity and the largest ever international capital markets issuance out of the Sultanate of Oman (more…)

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Akin Gump has advised Newforest Limited (“Newforest”) in its US$109 million acquisition of 63 percent of the issued capital of Greenheart Group Limited (“Greenheart”, HKSE:0094), 40 percent of Greenheart Resources Holdings Limited and certain shareholder loans from Emerald Plantation Holdings Limited (EPHL) and its group of companies. The deal closed today, May 7, 2015 (more…)

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Appleby acted as BVI and Bermuda counsel to Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure Limited (Yuexiu Transport) in the establishment of a guaranteed US$1 billion medium term note programme (Programme) issued by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. Under the Programme, a debut €200 million 1.625% guaranteed notes due 2018 will be issued on 7 May. The Programme is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong while the notes will be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (more…)

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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Joe Sevack has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Group in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

Mr. Sevack’s practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a widely-recognized expert in high yield bond financings and other complex, covenant-heavy debt financing structures, and has vast experience representing both issuers and borrowers as well as underwriters and lenders. Mr. Sevack has lived and practiced in Hong Kong for more than 17 years and has been involved in some of Asia’s most significant transactions during that period, including numerous international debt financings and initial public offerings. (more…)

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Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is pleased to announce the opening of our Ho Chi Minh City Office (“HCMC Office”) in Vietnam this May, 2015.

Our partner, Yasufumi Miki, will head our HCMC office. Mr. Miki is well experienced with Vietnam-related transactions, having been seconded since 2012 to VILAF, a leading Vietnamese law firm. Initially, he will be assisted by one Japanese qualified lawyer and one Vietnamese lawyer, both of whom have substantial experience with investments to Asia region jurisdictions, including Vietnam. (more…)

www.amt-law.com

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DaHui is pleased to announce that Arthur Ma has joined the firm as a partner in the highly regarded dispute resolution team.

Arthur Ma was educated in both China and the US. He has qualified as a lawyer in New York State, England and Wales and the PRC in turn. His practice focuses on foreign-related and cross-border dispute resolution and he has extensive experience in representing clients, both Chinese and foreign, in commercial arbitration and litigation before arbitration institutions and courts in and out of China. He has handled arbitration under the ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, ICDR, CIETAC and UNCITRAL Rules and is one of the few Chinese practitioners with rich experience in hearing preparation and cross-examination. (more…)

www.dahuilawyers.com

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