*Ashurst, Morrison & Foerster lead billion-dollar tie-up between Itochu and CP Group
*Kirkland & Ellis acting for Chinese mobile game developer iDreamSky Technology on Nasdaq IPO
*Milbank on GIC's investment in Philippine conglomerate Metro Pacific
Despite being rooted outside China's largest legal market, the Shanghai-based firm has managed to develop a strong reputation for cross-border work and land big-name clients such as Alibaba.
*Ashurst, Morrison & Foerster lead billion-dollar tie-up between Itochu and CP Group
Linklaters, Allens and Squire Patton all have roles on a Japanese consortium’s $2 billion winning bid to build a 3G network in the newly opened country.
Samuel Chau was most recently Hong Kong banking and finance head of Gide Loyrette Nouel.
The Thai conglomerate and Japanese trading house have struck a billion-dollar deal that will see them collaborate in the food and agribusiness sectors.
David Beckett was formerly a finance partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The firm has hired a five-person team from Bryan Cave in order to meet client demand in the areas of trade and customs work in Asia.
Former Baker & McKenzie special counsel Frank Niu has joined the firm’s corporate practice.
Tax specialist Stacy Choong is returning to private practice after four years as a managing director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Linda Widyati and Partners is bringing aboard former Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo partner Arisia Pusponegoro.
*J. Sagar Associates, Allen & Overy lead Indian state-run ONGC Videsh's $2.2 billion bond sale
*Duane Morris & Selvam advises Korean film company Spackman Entertainment Group on Singapore IPO
*Norton Rose Fulbright acts for Toyota's trading arm on auto parts distribution deal in Thailand and Malaysia
The Singaporean bank sold two tranches of dollar-denominated bonds in order to support its finance and treasury activities.
Former Citigroup executive Deepak Sharma wants Michael Fordham QC to review a Law Society of Singapore decision that dismissed his claims of misconduct against two of the Singaporean firm's partners.
The Singaporean firm is believed to be the first foreign firm to launch a Myanmar office outside of Yangon.
The Beijing-based firm is responding to client demands that it have a greater presence in southern China.
The state-run oil and gas company sold $2.2 billion worth of dollar- and euro-denominated notes.
The moves are the latest in a number of departures for the firm in the region.
The Southeast Asian country sold the seven-year bonds on the Singapore and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
*Linklaters advises on Hony Capital's $1.54 billion PizzaExpress acquisition
*Skadden acts for Chinese e-commerce company Cogobuy on its $198 million Hong Kong IPO
*WongPartnership represents Lend Lease on a new $729 million loan from DBS and OCBC
Patrick Zheng moves over from Clifford Chance, where he was co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice in China and Hong Kong.
The Chicago-based firm launches its third Australian office by recruiting three new partners.
Nigel Pridmore was formerly a London-based capital markets partner at Linklaters.
Linklaters is advising Chinese private equity outfit Hony Capital on its purchase of global restaurant chain PizzaExpress Ltd. from London-based Cinven Partners, which is being represented by Freshfields.
Walter Liew, a U.S. citizen who is of Chinese descent, was convicted in a California court of providing trade secrets belonging to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co to Chinese officials.
The Justice Department had authority to pursue the Taiwan-based company because millions of panels were imported into the U.S., Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote.
The firm will advise Korean companies on their investments in the newly opened country.
*King & Wood Mallesons on Puma Energy's $526 million investment in Papua New Guinea
*Davis Polk leads aluminum products maker China Hongqiao Group's $400 million bond issue
*Baker & McKenzie advises Spanish solar company Gestamp on Japan project financing
The Hong Kong-based bank will sell bonds on the Singapore Exchange in order to raise funds for general corporate purposes.
The Minneapolis-based firm recruited Sharon Shi, who was the London-based head of Eversheds’ China desk.
Counsel Thomas Walsh is stepping in as chief representative for the Magic Circle firm, while corporate partner Daniel Kim assumes the role at DLA Piper.
The Kuala Lumpur-based firm has tapped former Baker & McKenzie senior counsel Saw Yu Win to lead its Myanmar team, while also forming an alliance with Vientiane Law Co. Ltd.
The Chinese property developer is raising money to fund overseas projects.
The combination with Mamiya Law Offices gives Squire Patton a domestic corporate practice in Japan.
The U.S. online travel-booking company is buying Brisbane-based counterpart Wotif.com in order to expand its Asia Pacific footprint.
Former Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors Brisbane managing director Heinz Lepahe has joined the firm’s workplace relations and safety team.
*HSF, Gilbert + Tobin on Healthscope Ltd.'s $2.4 billion IPO in Australia
*Davis Polk leads Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s $736 million stake purchase in 58.com
*Wong & Partners advises Malaysia's Icon Offshore Bhd. on public offering in Kuala Lumpur
Jeffrey Chen was formerly a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
The Chinese drugmaker is going public for the second time, having delisted from the Singapore Exchange two years ago.
Wilmar International Ltd. and First Pacific Co. Ltd., which together control about 20 percent of the Australian food company, are buying out the remaining shares they don't currently own.
Richard Johnson was previously a restructuring and insolvency lawyer at Minter Ellison.
Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue are joining the Los Angeles-based firm from Paul Hastings and Shearman & Sterling, respectively.
Shenzhen-based Tencent is acquiring a near 20 percent stake in China's answer to Craigslist.
U.S. private equity giants TPG Capital and Carlyle Group are selling down part of their ownership stake in the company four years after taking it private.
The Indian telecommunications company sold just under $1 billion in shares in order to repay existing debt.
The London-based firm has signed nonexclusive agreements with intellectual property specialist K&K Advocates and corporate boutique Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners.
*Cordells on Citigroup's $700 million purchase of a new Hong Kong headquarters
*Baker & McKenzie advises Japan's Pacifico Energy on financing for new solar project
*Linklaters leads Yes Bank's $488 share placement in India
Gentry Sayad, former Shanghai managing partner of Minneapolis-based Fredrikson & Byron, handles cross-border investments in China.
Kenji Funahashi and Hiroki Suyama are joining from Jones Day and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, respectively.
The Singaporean firm has relocated an associate and a Myanmar paralegal to a newly launched office in Yangon.
The Thai state-run oil and gas company is raising money for further exploration and production activities.
John King, who specializes in liquefied natural gas projects, was formerly a Perth-based partner at Clayton Utz.
Kelly Alcorn has joined the firm’s planning, environment and government practice.
Esther Leung was most recently a partner at DLA Piper.
* Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills on Shell's $5.7 billion divestment from Woodside
* Allen & Gledhill advising Alibaba on a proposed investment in Singapore's postal service
* Jones Day guides a touchscreen chipmaker on a $598 million acquisition of a Japanese competitor
Frederick Chang was one of the co-founders of 30-lawyer Chinese law firm FenXun Partners.
Angus Foley, currently a partner with Clayton Utz, will move to Ashurst next month.
Shaun Langhorne will join the firm as a partner in August from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is a senior associate.
Horng-Dar Lin is coming aboard from Sovereign Law Office, a Taipei-based firm he founded last year. He was also previously vice president responsible for intellectual property at contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group.
The Anglo-Dutch oil giant is selling most of its interest in Australian oil and gas company Woodside Petroleum.
Matthew Egerton-Warburton is joining the British private client boutique from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was a counsel.
The two firms also previously teamed on a $5 billion debt offering by Sinopec in April.
A consortium led by the U.S. private equity giant is buying the property services unit of Australian engineering company UGL for $1.1 billion.
Chinese state-owned company is paying $881 million for an 18 percent stake in True, the mobile carrier controlled by Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group.
Singapore-based Frasers is vying with Sydney's Stockland for Australand's 68 properties throughout Australia.
* Private equity giant CVC turns to Simpson Thacher on formation of new $3.5 billion Asia fund
* Simpson and Skadden on Alibaba browser buyout deal
* Baker & McKenzie advises Australia's Origin Energy on $800 million gas exploration permit buy
The Chinese e-commerce giant is buying the remaining shares of browser company UCWeb in deal that could be worth over $1.3 billion.
Rowan McMonnies, most recently a special counsel with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, was previously a senior lawyer with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
State-owned Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. is offering to acquire Montage Technology Group, a maker of semiconductors used in cloud computing, for $693 million.
Ruth Stringer and Nathan Hodge both specialize in advising retirement funds.
The London-based private equity firm will invest in the consumer industry in China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.
Song Zhu was previously a San Francisco-based partner with Hogan Lovells.
Richard "Tad" Ferris, formerly a Washington partner with Holland & Knight, focuses on product-safety and environmental issues arising in foreign investments in China.
Maria Wang was previously a counsel with Allen & Overy in Shanghai.
Chinese internet search giant Baidu is selling the five-year notes in order to raise cash for general corporate purposes.
Corporate partners Larry Kwok and Conrad Chan are leaving to start their own firm.
Li Hua is joining the newly-merged firm from the Beijing office of French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.
* Japan's Dai-ichi Life turns to Baker & McKenzie and Willkie Farr for its first foray into the U.S. market
* Minter Ellison is guiding Asia's richest man on his $2.2 billion bid for Australian natural gas distributor Envestra
* Clifford Chance advises 7-Eleven Malaysia on a $225 million IPO
A consortium led by Singaporean tycoon Ong Beng Seng and Hong Kong-based developer Wheelock & Co. has proposed to buy the outstanding shares of Singapore’s Hotel Properties Ltd.
The Japanese insurer is seeking to enter the U.S. market by acquiring Birmingham, Ala.-based Protective Life Corp.
TMI Associates' planned Palo Alto office will be the first for a Japanese firm in the U.S. technology hub.
Former Kennedys disputes partner Anthony Woo is joining Hill Dickinson in Hong Kong, while Chris Edwards is coming aboard from the Singapore office of Clyde & Co.
The firm's relocation of former federal prosecutor Catherine Palmer from New York comes at a time of intensified regulatory scrutiny of multinationals operating in China.
Victor Pang was most recently a Beijing-based counsel with Reed Smith.
Tim Lipscombe handles both cross-border and domestic finance transactions, as well as asset and equipment lease deals.
Peter Jones was previously a partner at Gilbert + Tobin specializing in outsourcing transactions.
Ni Xudong's move to Concord & Partners comes just as Squire Sanders prepares for its merger with Patton Boggs in the U.S.
A group of companies controlled by Asia's richest man is seeking to acquire one of Australia's largest natural gas distributors.
* Simpson guides KKR on its $1 billion acquisition of Singapore's Goodpack
* Chinese state-owned Bright Foods turns to Freshfields for a big Israel acquisition
* DLA Piper and King & Wood Mallesons on major restructuring for Australia's Transfield
Its acquisition of the Singaporean packaging company will be the private equity giant's largest ever investment in Southeast Asia.
The Chinese state-owned food company is acquiring a 56 percent stake in Tnuva, Israel's largest dairy cooperative.
Michael Han, a Freshfields partner since 2009, will join the Chinese law firm's Beijing office.
Noted barrister Michael Beloff had sought ad hoc admission to represent a Singapore financial advisory firm in an appeal stemming from a compensation dispute.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent increased its stake in online retailer JD.com through a $1.3 billion placement that ran concurrently with the latter's $1.8 billion Nasdaq IPO.
The Anglo-German firm has entered into an exclusive referral arrangement with 120-lawyer Korean firm DR & AJU International Law Group.
* Allen & Overy guides India's Bharti Airtel on a $2 billion bond issue
* Skadden and Davis Polk lead on $1.3 billion Tencent investment in JD.com
* Milbank and Latham on a $1.17 billion Indonesian geothermal plant financing
A consortium led by two Japanese companies has borrowed $1.17 billion to develop a geothermal plant in northern Indonesia.
The Indian mobile telecommunications giant is raising $2 billion to refinance existing debt.
The Chinese state-owned "bad bank," which collects non-performing loans from other banks, will use the money raised for investment and as working capital.
Julia Gorham, who previously headed Asia litigation for the investment bank, will lead DLA Piper's employment practice in the region.
A Chinese state-owned company is acquiring a 38 percent stake in Macau's sole power company for $312 million.
Christopher Yu and Andrew Yang were previously associates at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, respectively.