Robert Lewis, the head of Lovells’ Beijing office, has left the firm to join Allbright. He leaves Lovells the same day that the firm officially merges with Hogan on May 1st. Lewis has spent the last nine years with Lovells.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advised ORIX Corporation in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.71% notes due 2015. Banc of America Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and UBS Securities LLC were the joint bookrunners for the offering. (more…)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has just made a huge lateral hire for its Hong Kong office. Maurice Hoo has joined the firm as co-head of the global private equity practice. Hoo most recently practiced at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.
Baker & Daniels LLP has hired Qiaozhu “Vivian” Chen as an associate in its Beijing office. Most recently, Chen worked as an intern in the Office of International Affairs. She will focus her practice on international law.
Evan here, writing from home in Miami. Please note that I will be available to meet US biglaw associates thinking of an Asia move while in San Francisco April 14 to 17 and in NYC April 24 to 26 and May 2 and 3. For most of May Robert and I will be working from [...]
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton plans to focus on growing its presence in Hong Kong, New York and London. The firm is famous for rarely making a lateral hire and it continues to be cautious about making such decisions. But, the firm’s finances fared better after the economic downfall than many other US firms. Its total revenue declined by $4 million to $965 million and its profit per equity partner remained the same.
Winston & Strawn LLP has boosted its Hong Kong office with addition of four new attorneys. The firm hired Adrian Yip, a commercial litigation partner, who is joined by three associates: Cliff Mok, Philip Kwok and Genevieve Ku. Winston & Strawn has plans to grow its offices in Beijing and Shanghai as well.