Baker & McKenzie has acted for Taiwan-based CTBC Financial Holding Company Ltd. (“CTBC FHC”) on its acquisition of a 98.16% stake in Japan-based Tokyo Star Bank for JPY 52 billion of cash considerations (more…)

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October saw career changes throughout Asia.  Here are some of the major stories of  note:

The Zhong Lun Law Firm hired Jason Liu in Beijing.  The partner has extensive experience in fund formation, securities, and M&A.

Also in Beijing, Linklaters announced the recruitment of Pui Hong Chik from Baker & McKenzie.  The corporate partner’s practice includes Chinese IPO’s and Hong Kong listed SOE compliance work.

Morrison & Foerster added partner Masahiro Shiga to its Tokyo office, which operates as Ito & Mitomi.  The finance partner practices in real estate, fund formation, and private equity.  He brings associates Mori Inada and Mansu Pak from Skadden.

In Taipei, Douglas Weinstein joined Jones Day’s intellectual property litigation group.  Weinstein moves from Finnegan Henderson’s Atlanta office, for whom he had previously been posted in Taipei.

If you are considering a legal job change, contact some of the best legal recruiters in Asia at Kinney Recruiting.  We are happy to discuss how these stories and others can impact your career.

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The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that Douglas Weinstein has joined the Firm’s Taipei Office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Weinstein arrives from the Atlanta office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He previously served as the Resident Managing Partner of Finnegan’s Taipei office from 2007 through 2011 (more…)

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The Singapore office of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that it has advised a syndicate of banks led by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as agent and UniCredit Bank AG, Singapore Branch as security trustee in relation to a US$479,557,744 term facility provided to FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd, as trustee-manager for First Ship Lease Trust, to refinance its existing credit facility (more…)

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Perkins Coie Foreign Legal Affairs Attorneys at Law announced today that it has opened a new office in Taipei, Taiwan, to expand Perkins Coie’s Asia practice and to better serve its Taiwan-based clients, particularly in patent litigation and other intellectual property matters. The office is located in the Taipei 101 Tower (more…)

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Appleby has advised Asia Plastic on its listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).

The Appleby team was led by Appleby Managing Partner, Frances Woo and Counsel, Tan Li Lee, and assisted by Associate, Vincent Chan. Chien Yeh Law Offices acted as Taiwan counsel for the issuer, and Yuanta Securities was the main underwriter to the listing (more…)

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On behalf of a Taiwan manufacturer of consumer products, Clausen Miller brought an arbitration action against a U.S. distributor for breach of contract (more…)

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The Firm represented Barclays Capital in connection with the offering of an aggregate amount of $115 Million Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2016 by Solar Applied Materials Technology Corporation (“Solar”) (more…)

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The Firm recently represented Credit Suisse Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., as initial purchasers, in connection with the US$751.1 million international offering of global depositary shares by China Steel Corporation, which was the largest equity offering by a Taiwanese company this year to date (more…)

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Simpson Thacher recently represented J.P. Morgan and Nomura in connection with a $400 million offering by TPK Holding Co., Ltd. (“TPK”) of Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2014 (more…)

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Shearman & Sterling has represented Tiger Group Investments in its joint venture with The Carlyle Group to form a company that will work to acquire more than $5 billion in container, dry bulk, tanker vessels and other shipping assets to capitalize on increasing demand in the shipping sector. The new company is formed by Tiger Group Investments and The Carlyle Group in partnership with Seaspan Corporation, the Washington Family, Gerry Wang and Graham Porter (more…)

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Kaye Scholer LLP advised Shenzen PRC based investment management firm, Munsun Asset Managements Limited, and its founder, Mr. Li Xianghong, on the launch of the second of a series of China-focused hedge fund, Essence Munsun China Growth Fund (more…)

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