Jones Day has lost a partner in Tokyo. Tadakatsu Sano resigned for the firm two weeks ago because he is set to be the newest chief executive assistant to Yukio Hatoyama , Japan’s new Prime Minister. Sano joined Jones Day three years ago. Prior to that, he was vice minister for international affairs in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, trade, and Industry.
Evan here, writing from Hong Kong. The past week has been very busy, thus it has taken a couple of weeks to put up another post. The number of US associate openings continues to increase in Asia, especially in Hong Kong and Greater China, and especially in now-busy capital markets groups. Two particularly special and [...]
Dechert has made up for the loss of one of its senior corporate lawyers from its Moscow office this last Tuesday, with the hiring of three associates and one counsel in Moscow. Olga Watson, one of the three associates, will work from both the Moscow and London offices. She joins from Chadbourne & Parke. Oxana Peters, Timur Djabbarov, and Yuri Makhonin are all formally with Salans. Dechert’s Moscow office now has 16 lawyers.
Freehills, based in Australia, has made it official with Chinese firm TransAsia. The two firms have signed an alliance making it known to the world that they will work together as co-counsel on occasion. The news comes after TransAsia signed an alliance with Ta Lawyers in GKJ in Tokyo last February.
It would appear that Konstantin Konstantinov missed Chadbourne & Parke so much that he only lasted at Dechert a mere four months after jumping from the former to the latter recently. Konstantinov was one of five partners who were originally believed to make the move. Two partners, Jennifer Handz and Mikhail Rozenberg, changed their minds and stayed with Chadbourne. Since Konstantinov’s change of heart, two of the group remain with Dechert. Laura Brank and Shane DeBeer.
Evan here, writing from Miami, working from home base on the beach for a two week stay sandwiched between hectic Europe (London and Warsaw, of all places) and Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing) trips. I will return to our Hong Kong offices for a few weeks starting this weekend and will also be in [...]
Partner recruiting season is never closed, and there’s normally no bag limit. Nevertheless, as new sharing ratios get set to be announced over the coming months, this is the time of year that many ultimately fruitful and plenty of fruitless discussions between law firms and potential lateral partners begin. The meat of these discussions varies [...]