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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Pillsbury today announced the opening of its Beijing office. This is Pillsbury’s second office in the People’s Republic of China, along with its office in Shanghai.

The office opened with the arrival of two new partners, David Livdahl and Jenny Jia Sheng, who joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice. Both partners are veterans of the Paul Hastings office in Beijing, which Livdahl led. Three associates, also from Paul Hastings, are expected to join the Beijing office as well. All five attorneys will join a firmwide China team that has members in virtually all of Pillsbury’s offices. (more…)

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Recently, Mr. Gao Jun (Gary) joins into Shanghai Office of Zhonglun as a partner. Before his joining, Gary has been working in Shanghai Duan & Duan Law Firm as one of its partners for 16 years. (more…)

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Global specialist law firm Dechert LLP announced today that it has opened an office in Singapore. The new office will initially focus on investment fund formation, advising investment funds, their investment managers and other industry participants. (more…)

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The Tokyo office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Haig Oghigian as a partner in the international arbitration practice. A former diplomat in Japan, Oghigian joins K&L Gates from Baker & McKenzie, where he was co-chair of the Tokyo litigation and dispute resolution practice group. (more…)

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Konstantin Kroll has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, resident in its Moscow office. Formerly with Jones Day, Mr. Kroll is a market leader in advising Russian-origin and international clients in M&A and capital markets transactions. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has announced today that Julian Traill will join the Moscow office as a partner.

Julian has been based in Russia since 2008. He advises international and Russian clients in various sectors including financial services, natural resources, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, consumer products and retail, IT and pharmaceuticals. His practice focuses primarily on corporate, M&A and private equity. Julian has previously practised with leading law firms in London and Sydney. (more…)

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Cooley LLP announced today that Pang Lee has joined the firm as a partner in its global private investment funds group. He will reside in the firm’s Shanghai office.

Prior to joining Cooley, Lee was counsel in the asset management group of Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong office. Lee’s practice is focused on the formation and operation of various private investment funds, including venture capital funds, buy-out funds and special situations funds. He regularly advises fund managers and fund investors on a range of investment management issues. (more…)

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Appleby acted as Seychelles counsel for PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk in relation to the $500 Million Guaranteed Senior Secured Notes Offering to Merrill Lynch (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd as the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering. PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk is a holding company listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange that indirectly owns 90% of PT Berau Coal, the fifth-largest coal producer in Indonesia in terms of production volume. (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of law firm Eversheds has announced today the appointment of partner Samuel Chau in the Hong Kong Banking team.

Samuel was previously a partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel in Hong Kong and prior to that a Counsel at Sidley Austin, where he worked for over ten years. (more…)

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