The Asian Lawyer
The Magic Circle firm is advising the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund on its joint purchase of a 9.9 percent interest in the Bank of the Philippine Islands.
By Anna Zhang, November 11, 2013 :: Firms
A decade ago this week, the 40 partners of Taipei law firm Lee and Li agreed to repay tens of millions embezzled from client SanDisk Corp. out of their own pockets. Now the firm is almost free and clear, and says it is stronger than ever.
Kevin Tong was previously a partner in the Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons.
Chinawat Assavapokee, previously a partner with Baker & McKenzie, advises on tax issues relating to foreign direct investment and other cross-border transactions.
Peter Burrows, who had led the international firm's Beijing and Shanghai offices since 2008, is now a senior consultant at DaHui Lawyers.
By Quiteria Leung, November 7, 2013 :: Deals
* Skadden, Russell McVeagh advise on New Zealand's largest-ever IPO for Meridian Energy
* Baker & McKenzie guides a Chinese conglomerate buying a Hong Kong bank for $1.5 billion
* A Dubai commodities firm turns to Stamford for a Singapore reverse merger
The Chinese bank, which operates in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces, will used the funds raised from its Hong Kong listing to strengthen its capital base.
The new panels will advise the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on ITC and other trade disputes.
Sydney partners Jenne Tzavaras, Joanna Apostolopoulos, and Ivan Medak are bringing 20 other lawyers with them.
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.
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