UK's Fieldfisher enters China with merger

BY Raj Gunashekar |

UK law firm Fieldfisher has entered the China market following a merger with the Beijing-based 12-partner firm JS Partners. As part of the merger, JS Partners will change its name to FeiShi and adopt the Fieldfisher brand.

Ashurst, CC, HSF star in $23 bln Hinkley nuclear plant deal

BY Chris Thomson |

Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills have represented various parties in a Franco-Chinese consortium that won the deal to build the $23 billion (18 billion pounds) Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station in over 20 years.

Sanpower to buy House of Fraser

BY Reuters |

China's Sanpower Group has agreed to buy an 89 percent stake in Britain's House of Fraser in a deal that values the department store at more than 450 million pounds, including debt.

Microsoft backs review of foreign bribery allegations

BY Reuters |

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that allegations of potential bribery by employees in China, Romania and Italy should be reviewed by U.S. agencies and its own compliance unit, but declined to address the specifics of any cases.

DLA Piper, Linklaters advice on Carlyle’s $137 mln investment in Haier Electronics

BY Artemisia Ng |

Global buyout firm Carlyle Group engaged Linklaters as legal adviser for its $137 million investment in China’s home appliances giant Haier Electronics Group Co through convertible bonds.

Allen & Overy, Linklaters advise on Tesco’s mega dim sum bond issuance

BY Artemisia Ng |

Allen & Overy and Linklaters have advised on British supermarket chain operator Tesco’s RMB 725 billion dim sum bond issuance.

Ropes & Gray take IP specialist from Hogan Lovells in Shanghai

BY Cecilia Liu |

Ropes & Gray has appointed Geoffrey Lin as a partner in its Shanghai office. Lin, who is an intellectual property lawyer with more than six years experience in advising clients on non-contentious and contentious IP matters across the region, joins the firm from the Shanghai office of Hogan Lovells

Guo & Partners strikes alliance with Pakistani law firm

BY ALB |

Chinese law firm Guo & Partners has struck a long-term partner cooperation agreement with prominent Pakistan-based law firm Rizvi, Isa, Afridi & Angell (RIAALAW).

Dorsey strikes alliance with local Chinese firm after partner departures

BY ALB |

US law firm Dorsey & Whitney has entered into a ‘special counsel’ relationship with local PRC firm, Martin Hu & Partners (MHP) following the departure of two Shanghai-based partners to international rivals

Some law firms to lose out in Google-Motorola deal

BY |

While Google Inc's (GOOG.O) acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (MMI.N) would clearly be a boon for one top litigation boutique, some other prominent law firms could lose out.

A&O, JSM win roles on Mongolian Bank’s Euro MTN deal

BY ALB |

Mayer Brown JSM and Allen & Overy have advised on XacBank LLC’s establishment of a US$300 million Euro Medium Term Note programme.

Baker & McKenzie posts ‘record’ Asia Pacific revenue results for 2010/2011 financial year

BY ALB |

Baker & McKenzie has seen an across-the-board increase in its revenues and profit-per-partner (PPP) figures for the 2011 financial year.