The Asian Lawyer
Top Stories December 9, 2013
The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.
By Anna Zhang, December 9, 2013 :: Deals
Herbert Smith Freehills is on the other side of the transaction, advising Houston-based InterOil Corp.
Germany's Hengeler Mueller and the Netherlands' De Brauw, part of a referral network that also includes British firm Slaughter and May and Spanish firm Uría Menéndez, will open adjacent offices in Shanghai.
The deal will see U.S. specialty chemical maker Rockwood Holdings Inc. and China's Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group form a joint venture to share ownership of Australia's Talison Lithium Pty Ltd.
By Quiteria Leung, December 5, 2013 :: Deals
* Davis Polk advising Chinese bad loan buyer Cinda on its upcoming $2.5 billion IPO
* PetroChina turns to Herbert Smith Freehills for an Iraqi oil investment
* Simpson Thacher and Amarchand on a $200 million Indian pharmaceutical investment by KKR
The Chinese state-owned oil giant is buying a 25 percent stake in an Iraqi oil field from Exxon Mobil.
Former King & Wood Mallesons global litigation head Beau Deleuil will join the U.S. firm in April.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.
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