The Asian Lawyer
Top Stories December 5, 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 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.
The Bangkok-based law firm has launched IP-focused offices in Myanmar, Indonesia and Laos.
The company, which was created by the Chinese government to acquire nonperforming loans from state-owned banks, will use the proceeds from its listing to expand its distressed asset portfolio.
The Australian firm has brought aboard a 13-lawyer practice group from rival Herbert Geer.
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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