International law firm Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the addition of litigation and international arbitration specialist Patrick Zheng to the firm’s Beijing office. Patrick joins from Clifford Chance, where he was head of China litigation and arbitration.

Patrick specialises in international arbitration, China-related litigation (both onshore and offshore) and other China-related contentious matters. He will also assume the role of managing partner for Clyde & Co’s Beijing office and will be playing an active part in relation to the firm’s China and Korea development desks. (more…)

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Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Leigh Borrello has joined the firm as a Partner, effective 1 July 2014. Leigh will work from Sydney and Singapore and help to develop the firm’s asset finance practice, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Leigh is a highly regarded asset finance practitioner with particular skills in aircraft finance and cross-border leasing and structured finance transactions. (more…)

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Ashurst announces the appointment of Nigel Pridmore as a partner in its Finance team.

Nigel, who will be based in Ashurst’s Hong Kong office, joins the firm from Linklaters where he has been a partner since 1998. He specialises in advising investment banks, corporations and sovereigns on complex debt capital markets (DCM) transactions including equity-linked debt, Renminbi denominated bonds in the offshore Chinese currency market bank and insurance company regulatory capital, ratings and accounting-driven corporate hybrid bonds, sovereign debt, pre-IPO and other illiquid financings and liability management. (more…)

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is expanding its presence in Beijing and Hong Kong with two partners, Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue. Openshaw, formerly with Paul Hastings, has joined the firm’s Hong Kong office and will continue her energy and infrastructure practice. Xue, previously with Shearman & Sterling, has joined the firm’s Beijing office and will continue to focus her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and other general corporate transactions. (more…)

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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Arvin Lee as a Partner and Head (China-Related Disputes) in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 27 June 2014. (more…)

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Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Chengfei Ding has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Shanghai office. Ding was previously special counsel at Baker & McKenzie in Beijing, where he focused on capital markets transactions, cross-border investments, private equity and M&A.

Before practicing in China, Ding was in-house counsel at Principal Financial Group, where he was responsible for insurance, pension, asset management and securities matters, including capital markets transactions and group annuity contracts. (more…)

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Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Henry Shin as a corporate/M&A partner in its Seoul office. Shin joins K&L Gates from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and will practice out of the firm’s New York office before moving to Korea once registered as a foreign legal consultant.

Shin’s clients are primarily Korean companies and financial institutions with an outbound, global orientation. Focusing his practice on international finance and construction projects, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and other corporate transactions, Shin advises domestic and global companies in connection with transactional matters in the United States, Korea, and Middle Eastern countries, and assists with arbitration and litigation matters involving Korean companies doing business in the U.S. and elsewhere. He is fluent in Korean and Mandarin Chinese. (more…)

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Colin Ng & Partners LLP (“CNP”) acted as Singapore counsel for a proposed USD 200 million medical sector focused fund with China as the country focus. The fund which is structured as a limited partnership will invest in hospitals, clinics and medical technology for deployment in China. (more…)

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Bingham McCutchen LLP has expanded its operations in China with the arrival of Fred Chang, who will join its Beijing office as a partner.

Chang, a former co-founding partner of the PRC firm of FenXun Partners, advises global financial institutions and multinationals on investments and acquisitions in China, and related regulatory and compliance matters. He has extensive experience in buy-side M&A as well as financing transactions for banks, institutional investors and funds. In addition, Chang is active in acquisition finance, project finance, structured finance and asset-based finance, and he has advised on pre-IPO finance, PIPE deals (private investment in public equity) and numerous private equity matters (both the structuring of private equity funds, and buyout deals for industrial corporations). (more…)

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Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce that the firm has appointed Hong Kong-based Julian Copeman as Greater China Managing Partner, with immediate effect. Julian succeeds Justin D’Agostino, who was appointed Global Head of Disputes in May. The firm also confirmed today the appointments of partners Brenda Horrigan as Head of Office – Shanghai and Tom Chau as Head of Office – Beijing. (more…)

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Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that it has appointed Michelle Chan as a partner in its office in Hong Kong. Michelle was previously partner at Herbert Smith Freehills where she headed up their Asia TMT team. (more…)

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced the hire of Stuart Valentine as an international counsel in the firm’s Hong Kong office, effective May 5, 2014. Mr. Valentine will be joining the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. (more…)

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