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…)
Appleby acted as Cayman counsel for ICO Group Limited (ICO Group) in relation to its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 18 March, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$100 million. A majority of the proceeds will be used for purchasing new office space and renovating existing offices, as well as for strategic business growth through merger, acquisition or business collaboration.
Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has bolstered its China and regional/global M&A practice with the addition of Stephanie Tang, who joins the firm as a partner in the firm’s China M&A group.
Ms. Tang comes to Shearman & Sterling from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a partner and represented Chinese companies on a variety of public and private cross-border M&A transactions, special committee assignments on US take-private transactions and private equity transactions. (more…)
Appleby acted as BVI counsel to Shenyin & Wanguo Securities Company Limited (Shenyin & Wanguo) in respect to its acquisition of Hong Yuan Securities Company Limited (Hong Yuan) for approximately US$6.4 billion in stock.
The transaction created the nation’s fourth-largest brokerage with total assets of 105.4 billion yuan. It also marks the largest takeover in the PRC financial industry, surpassing Ping An Insurance’s US$4.3 billion acquisition of Shenzhen Development Bank in 2011.
Hogan Lovells has announced that partners Alan Chiu and Eugene Low have joined their IP practice today, along with seasoned consultant Kenny Wong. They were all previously with Mayer Brown JSM and will be based in Hong Kong.
Hogan Lovells is recognised as having the leading full spectrum IP practice in Greater China with over 40 IP lawyers across Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, including leading partners Deanna Wong, Henry Wheare, Katie Feng, Skip Fisher and Yan Rae. (more…)
In a significant addition to its longstanding Asia and Hong Kong securities practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that corporate and capital markets adviser David Kuo has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.
Mr. Kuo represents Chinese companies and other high-yield issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of debt- and equity-linked capital markets transactions—including high-yield, investment-grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids. He also counsels on liability management exercises, including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers. (more…)
Akin Gump has expanded its trade and disputes offerings in Asia with the relocation of international trade partner Tatman R. Savio from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to Hong Kong and the arrival in Hong Kong of litigation senior consultant Vena Cheng from Morrison & Foerster.
Their arrival enhances Akin Gump’s investigations and compliance practice on the ground in Asia and will complement its highly recommended trade and litigation practices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. (more…)