Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Biswajit Chatterjee, partner and former head of DLA Piper’s Singapore corporate finance practice and global co-head of its India practice.

Mr. Chatterjee is an experienced, dual-qualified Indian and US corporate lawyer with an expertise in cross border M&A and capital markets, particularly within the technology, infrastructure, engineering, energy, real estate, retail and logistics industries. Mr. Chatterjee’s practice is focused on India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced today the appointment of Bob Charlton as Head of Asia and Managing Partner of its Hong Kong office.

Bob joins BLP from DLA Piper where he was Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific region and will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Bob will join BLP from October 2014 and will spend a few months in London before moving out to Hong Kong in January 2015 to take up his Asia roles. (more…)

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Patrick S. Sinclair, a veteran federal prosecutor who played a key role in the Eastern District of New York’s high-profile business fraud investigations, is today joining Ropes & Gray, one of the world’s leading corporate law firms, as a partner in the government enforcement group.

Mr. Sinclair, 38, was until August the Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He will initially join the firm in New York and relocate to Hong Kong in early 2015. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has recruited partner Joseph Kim to join its Tokyo finance practice. Joe joins the firm today, 16 September, as a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects (IERP) team.

Joe joins Hogan Lovells from Paul Hastings in Tokyo and is a project finance lawyer focusing on power projects, upstream and midstream natural resource projects, and renewable energy projects, including LNG related. He has strong contacts with global clients such as Standard Chartered Bank, Marubeni, K-Exim and K-Sure. He will strengthen Hogan Lovells’ Japan and Korea outbound investment and financing offering as well as promote the firm’s global capabilities for projects involving Japanese and Korean cross-border investment projects. (more…)

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Leading Asia commercial litigator Denis Brock will be joining O’Melveny & Myers as a partner in the Hong Kong office on October 1.

Brock adds top-notch disputes and regulatory strength to O’Melveny’s Asia platform. His broad practice encompasses complex litigation and arbitration, regulatory and insolvency matters, and internal investigations for financial institutions, international corporations, insurance brokerages and accounting firms. In addition, Brock will expand O’Melveny’s FCPA strengths and other regulatory and investigatory capabilities in Asia. He will be part of the Firm’s Business Trial and Litigation Practice. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented West China Cement Limited in connection with its Regulation S offering of US$400 million of 6.50% senior notes due 2019. West China Cement is one of the leading cement producers in Shaanxi Province. Credit Suisse and Nomura acted as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers for the transaction. (more…)

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Hogan Lovells has announced that partner Steven Tran will join its Hong Kong corporate practice next week.

Steven specializes in private equity and M&A across a broad range of sectors and joins Hogan Lovells from Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong. He is experienced in both domestic Hong Kong transactions as well as complex multi-jurisdictional cross-border transactions across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. His client base consists of private equity houses, funds and corporates. (more…)

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Ethan Jin has become a partner at the firm. Formerly with the Beijing office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Jin brings extensive experience with Hong Kong capital markets, as well as M&A transactions in the Greater China region. He will be based in the firm’s Beijing office. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Neil McDonald will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Mr. McDonald will join Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group, which includes more than 100 lawyers around the world.

“Neil is a preeminent restructuring lawyer in Asia, widely recognized for his expertise in a variety of financial distress matters,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “We are excited that this extraordinary lawyer will be joining our top-tier, global restructuring practice and our Hong Kong office.” (more…)

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International law firm Ashurst has strengthened its US loan and debt capital markets practice in the Asia Pacific with the appointment of Anna-Marie Slot as a partner based in Hong Kong. (more…)

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Ashurst today announces the appointment of a market-leading team of three partners and a senior consultant that will significantly strengthen its restructuring and special situations capability in Asia.
The team, which comprises Bertie Mehigan, Joel Hogarth, Ratih ‘Ipop’ Nawangsari and Debby Sulaiman, has acted on some of the most significant and high profile restructuring matters in the region over the last ten years, particularly in Indonesia. (more…)

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands its financial markets practice in Hong Kong with the appointment of Jolyon Ellwood-Russell who has joined the firm today as a partner. (more…)

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