Jonathan Lee has joined Nixon Peabody CWL as a partner in Hong Kong. His arrival continues the growth of the firm’s transactional practice serving clients in Asia. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (3 May 2016) announced the appointment of Partner Marcus Dearle, from Withers, into its Hong Kong office. (more…)

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Global law firm K&L Gates welcomes Henry Wang and Jay Chiu as partners in the firm’s China offices. Wang arrives at K&L Gates’ Beijing office from Mayer Brown JSM, while Chiu joins the firm’s Hong Kong office from Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served as head of the Asian intellectual property and litigation practice. Their additions bring K&L Gates’ headcount in Asia to more than 110 lawyers, including six partners in Beijing and 12 partners in Hong Kong. (more…)

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HWB is delighted to announce that Christopher Yu has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Chris was previously a Partner at Goodwin Procter in Hong Kong. (more…)

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Shearman & Sterling advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on Hutchison China MediTech Limited’s (Chi-Med) US initial public offering of American depositary shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. (more…)

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Kirkland & Ellis represented Bain Capital in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Asia Pacific Media Group (“APMG”). APMG is a leading private hospital group in China that provides a range of primary care and specialty services with a portfolio of hospitals and clinics in China and other parts of Southeast Asia. The transaction was announced on March 17, 2016. (more…)

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Allen & Overy announces the appointment of Charlotte Robins as a partner in its regulatory practice in Hong Kong. Charlotte will form part of A&O’s global financial services regulatory practice which spans Asia Pacific, Europe, U.S. and the Middle East. Charlotte, who is dual Hong Kong and England & Wales qualified, joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where she has been a partner for the past five years. She has practised in Hong Kong for over 15 years. (more…)

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised CITIC Limited (CITIC) on the sale of its Chinese residential property assets to China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (China Overseas). (more…)

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Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Vivian Yiu is joining the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in its Corporate Department. Ms. Yiu has significant experience in Hong Kong capital markets offerings and China-focused M&A matters. (more…)

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Pillsbury announced that it is applying for a license to open an office in Hong Kong as part of the firm’s long-term strategy to extend its reach in China. Prominent aviation finance lawyer Paul Jebely will lead the firm’s highly ranked Transportation Finance practice in Asia and play a key role building the new office once a license is obtained. Jebely comes to Pillsbury from the Hong Kong office of Clyde & Co., where he was a partner and Global Head of Aviation Finance. (more…)

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Betty Yap and Judie Ng Shortell will join the firm as partners in its corporate department, resident in Hong Kong and Beijing, respectively. Both Ms. Yap and Ms. Shortell will focus on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. (more…)

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Responding to market developments in Asia, Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce the addition of Simon Cooke, Gary Hamp and Amy Beckingham as partners in the Hong Kong office, and the relocation of London partner James Burnett and Chicago partner Josef Athanas to Hong Kong. (more…)

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