International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today announced the significant lateral hire of a team of five lawyers from William KK Ho & Co, an independent boutique firm specialising in asset financing for aircraft and ships. Two Partners, William Ho and Jackson Chow will move to BLP’s Hong Kong office on 18 July 2016. (more…)

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Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Frank Sun has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. His arrival further enhances Latham & Watkins’ Asia and Greater China Practices, which have recently added several prominent transactional partners who advise on private equity and leveraged finance matters. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. (more…)

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Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that three Magic Circle lawyers have joined the firm as partners in Asia. In Hong Kong, Chuan Sun and Vivian Yiu have just started at Morrison & Foerster, coming to the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, respectively. In Singapore, Yemi Tépé has joined Morrison & Foerster from Clifford Chance, with immediate effect. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a CNY600 million Regulation S offering by Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited of its 9.50% senior notes due 2019. (more…)

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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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