Asia moves: 20 July

20-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region.


Ashurst PEP drops nearly 4 per cent while turnover rises by £3m

8-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Ashurst’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) dropped 3.6 per cent over 2013/14 from £775,000 to £747,000, while turnover remained roughly flat.


Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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