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 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today announced the significant lateral hire of a team of five lawyers from William KK Ho & Co, an independent boutique firm specialising in asset financing for aircraft and ships. Two Partners, William Ho and Jackson Chow will move to BLP’s Hong Kong office on 18 July 2016. (more…)

www.blplaw.com

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International law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP announced the opening of an office in Taipei, to serve the growing demand of the firm’s clientele in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. (more…)

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Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Frank Sun has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. His arrival further enhances Latham & Watkins’ Asia and Greater China Practices, which have recently added several prominent transactional partners who advise on private equity and leveraged finance matters. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. (more…)

www.lw.com

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Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that three Magic Circle lawyers have joined the firm as partners in Asia. In Hong Kong, Chuan Sun and Vivian Yiu have just started at Morrison & Foerster, coming to the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, respectively. In Singapore, Yemi Tépé has joined Morrison & Foerster from Clifford Chance, with immediate effect. (more…)

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Global law firm Clyde & Co has advised Hawar Group in connection with the acquisition of a 30% stake in STEAG Power Minerals GmbH, a German company operating internationally in the power generation sector. (more…)

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Collas Crill Singapore has advised Macromac, an operator of a mobile messaging platform in Malaysia and Thailand, on its listing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. (more…)

www.collascrill.com

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Chadbourne & Parke LLC advised a sponsor consortium consisting of SUEZ, ITOCHU Corporation, Engie Energy International and W.J. Towell & Co. LLC on the development and financing of the US$300 million Barka Independent Water Project (IWP) in Oman. (more…)

www.chadbourne.com

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Holman Fenwick Willan’s strategy to significantly grow and develop its Australian construction and major projects capability has continued to be successful with the recent acquisition of senior industry practitioner Richard Abbott and his team to the firm’s Sydney office. Richard, who is an experienced investment and major projects lawyer with financing, corporate and funds management skills, adds critical mass to the team in Sydney. (more…)

www.hfw.com

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Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a CNY600 million Regulation S offering by Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited of its 9.50% senior notes due 2019. (more…)

www.davispolk.com

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Jonathan Lee has joined Nixon Peabody CWL as a partner in Hong Kong. His arrival continues the growth of the firm’s transactional practice serving clients in Asia. (more…)

www.nixonpeabody.com

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (3 May 2016) announced the appointment of Partner Marcus Dearle, from Withers, into its Hong Kong office. (more…)

www.blplaw.com

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Baker & McKenzie is the law firm advising HanesBrands to Acquire Pacific Brands Limited, the leading Underwear and Intimate Apparel Company in Australia. (more…)

www.bakermckenzie.com

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