International law firm Simmons & Simmons expands its financial markets practice in Hong Kong with the appointment of David Neuville who has joined the firm this week as a partner.

David specialises in capital markets, both equity and debt. His practice focuses on the representation of issuers and underwriters in global offerings of securities. He is recognised for his work as a US capital markets lawyer across a wide variety of capital markets transactions and has experience working on major cross border financing transactions in China, Hong Kong and throughout Asia, including in India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea and Mongolia. (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Charlie Wilson will be joining the firm in Singapore as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity practices.

Mr. Wilson has practiced law in Asia for 17 years and regularly advises clients on transactions throughout Southeast Asia. For example, Mr. Wilson has acted as international counsel for Indonesia’s national oil company in its proposed acquisition of a U.S.-based oil company’s Venezuelan oil assets. He has also advised a number of sovereign wealth and global private equity funds in connection with their investments and dispositions in Southeast Asia. (more…)

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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Joe Sevack has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Group in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

Mr. Sevack’s practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a widely-recognized expert in high yield bond financings and other complex, covenant-heavy debt financing structures, and has vast experience representing both issuers and borrowers as well as underwriters and lenders. Mr. Sevack has lived and practiced in Hong Kong for more than 17 years and has been involved in some of Asia’s most significant transactions during that period, including numerous international debt financings and initial public offerings. (more…)

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DaHui is pleased to announce that Arthur Ma has joined the firm as a partner in the highly regarded dispute resolution team.

Arthur Ma was educated in both China and the US. He has qualified as a lawyer in New York State, England and Wales and the PRC in turn. His practice focuses on foreign-related and cross-border dispute resolution and he has extensive experience in representing clients, both Chinese and foreign, in commercial arbitration and litigation before arbitration institutions and courts in and out of China. He has handled arbitration under the ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, ICDR, CIETAC and UNCITRAL Rules and is one of the few Chinese practitioners with rich experience in hearing preparation and cross-examination. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen will join the Hong Kong office as partners in the Corporate practice. Mr. Freeman and Mr. Chen both join from Fried Frank, where they were private equity and M&A partners, and Mr. Freeman was head of the Asia practice. (more…)

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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Challenger Life Company Limited on its $133 million acquisition and lease back arrangement of The NEXT Hotel at 76 Queen Street, Brisbane (more…)

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed leading Asian banking, finance and energy lawyer Thomas Ng to the firm’s partnership. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
Mr Ng specialises in advising Chinese banks and companies on major banking, projects and energy transactions throughout Asia and around the world (more…)

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Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Andrei Baev has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the London and Moscow offices. Mr. Baev was previously a partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner and will serve as the Managing Partner of Chadbourne’s Moscow office, which opened in 1990 (more…)

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International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Tim Gardner has joined the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising both local and international clients in complex private equity and M&A transactions. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (20 March 2015) announced the significant lateral hire of a team of nine lawyers in Hong Kong from Haley & Co, an independent, boutique law firm specialising in major projects, construction and arbitration. Three partners, Glenn Haley, Ilan Freiman and Geoff Shaw will move to BLP on 4 May 2015. (more…)

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The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Anna Elshafei has joined the firm in its Shanghai office as a principal in the Corporate Group. She has extensive Chinese legal experience and has advised clients in many industries on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues.

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Jones Day is pleased to announce that Scott D. Peterman has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, Mr. Peterman will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office. (more…)

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