Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is advising Morgan Stanley on its proposed joint venture with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. that will integrate their securities operations in Japan. MUFG and Morgan Stanley, in a move that will allow them to leverage their respective strengths and networks, agreed to create two companies (more…)
Sidley Austin has made a substantial addition to its Hong Kong office. Alex Lloyd has joined the office’s U.S. Corporate Finance department starting May 1st. Lloyd has practiced in Hong Kong for the last five years. He received his J.D., cum laude From Georgetown University.
Robert Kinney here, writing from my hometown, Austin, Texas. We’re enjoying fine weather for our music conference, South by Southwest (SXSW) this this week, and I’m having a slow week (on purpose) at work. Slow, for me, is about 9 calls a day with candidates and clients, instead of 20 or 30. One of the [...]
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Allen Shyu in its Hong Kong office. Shyu joins as a partner in the capital markets department, making the office’s fifth partner. Many law firms are either starting or expanding offices in Hong Kong especially in the fields of mergers and private equity.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Seoul Branch, J.P.Morgan Securities (Far East) Limited, Seoul Branch, Deutsche Securities Korea Co., Daewoo Securities Co., Ltd., Woori Investment & Securities Co., Ltd., Tong Yang Securities Inc., Hanwha Securities Co., Ltd., Hyundai Securities Co., Ltd. (more…)
Evan here, writing from back home in Miami after returning from recent trips to Russia (that market is about six to 9 months away from US associate lateral hiring surge in our estimation) and Asia. I am looking forward to being home for a few weeks before heading back to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Moscow, [...]
Steptoe & Johnson has just opened its first office in Asia. The first office resides in Beijing. Partner Eric Emerson has relocated from the firm’s Washington office to Beijing. Susan Munro, a lateral partner from O’Melveny & Myers, will also practice out of the new office.