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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Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Joshua Isenberg has joined the firm’s Tokyo office as a partner in its real estate practice. Mr. Isenberg comes to Morrison & Foerster from Paul Hastings, where he led its local real estate practice in Tokyo. He brings to the firm strong expertise in cross-border transactions. (more…)

www.mofo.com

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DibbsBarker is pleased to announce the appointment of Mahoney Smith as a new partner of the firm. Mahoney specialises in real estate advice and transactions, working across a variety of sectors including commercial, industrial, retail and residential. She has acted for REITs, ASX-listed companies and unlisted corporates on major acquisitions and disposals, complex developments, management agreements and large-scale leasing transactions. (more…)

www.dibbsbarker.com

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Clyde & Co is again expanding rapidly in Asia Pacific region. The firm has this week welcomed eight new partners and will add another next month, taking the total number of partners in the Asia Pacific to 51 from March 1. This represents a 22 percent increase in partners in the region since January 1. (more…)

www.clydeco.com

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CMS has become the first major international law firm to open a dedicated office in the Iranian capital, Tehran, led by partners of CMS Germany. This includes the right to provide legal advice in Iran. Following successful completion of detailed preparations, the CMS office and staff in Tehran opened for business on 1 February. (more…)

www.cms-cmck.com

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Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the arrival of market-leading admiralty and casualty response lawyer, Richard Lovell, as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office. Richard joins Reed Smith from Ince & Co, where he was head of shipping and managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office. (more…)

www.reedsmith.com

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Global law firm Reed Smith LLP has today announced the appointment of Jie Zhang to its partnership. Jie joins the firm’s Beijing office from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Beijing office. (more…)

www.reedsmith.com

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Pillsbury today announced the addition of Jack Ko, a prominent technology developer-turned-patent litigator, in the firm’s Shanghai office. He joins from Perkins Coie as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. (more…)

www.pillsburylaw.com

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (25 January 2016) announced the appointments of two new Partners into its Dubai office to further boost the Firm’s UAE offering. Raza Mithani, an International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Partner, joins the Firm on 3 February 2016 from King & Spalding, and Alexander Sarac, an Energy and Infrastructure Partner, joins from DLA Piper. (more…)

www.blplaw.com

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International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) today announced the expansion of its specialist Middle East legal offering with the launch of three new Associations in Riyadh, Beirut and Kuwait City. The move significantly extends the firm’s geographical footprint across the Middle East region, now with offices in Dubai, Riyadh, Beirut, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and further strengthens and diversifies the capabilities of the existing team, taking the total number of lawyers working across the region to 40. (more…)

www.hfw.com

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International law firm Pinsent Masons has further boosted its international tax practice, with the hire of Valerie Wu as partner in the firm’s Singapore office. (more…)

www.pinsentmasons.com

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added two new partners in its Asia practice. Corporate lawyer Ian Liao joins K&L Gates’ Shanghai office from Jones Day, while disputes lawyer Glenn Cheng — who arrives from Nabarro LLP — is based in the firm’s Singapore office. (more…)

www.klgates.com

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Mayer Brown JSM announced today that Nicholas Chan has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in Hong Kong. His arrival further strengthens the firm’s corporate transactions offerings globally. Mr. Chan comes to Mayer Brown from Sidley Austin, where he was a partner in that firm’s corporate finance group. (more…)

www.mayerbrown.com

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