The Asian Lawyer
Top Stories May 22, 2013
The Los Angeles firm has publicly stated its aim to have a Seoul office of as many as 150 lawyers and to practice Korean law as soon as it can. Can Sheppard Mullin really make itself a leader in an ultracompetitive market?
The Chinese state-owned utility has agreed to buy Australian power assets believed to be worth almost $4 billion.
The listing of Asian Pay Television Trust, an investment vehicle for Taiwan's largest cable television operator, is expected to be the second-largest in Singapore so far this year.
A consortium led by Blackstone Group is proposing to take China's largest IT outsourcing company private.
If successful, the $270 million listing will be the first in Hong Kong by a Korean company.
Nishant Menon and Neeraj Grover have joined Kochhar from Dua Associates and Zeus IP, respectively.
The U.K. firm has brought aboard former Dewey & LeBoeuf Beijing office head Ingrid Zhu-Clark.
A significant amount of yen is flowing into Southeast Asia as Japanese companies seek growth outside the country. The lawyers aren't far behind.