Lateral hires

Hong Kong

Eversheds Sutherland Asia TMT head joins K&L Gates

Eversheds Sutherland‘s Asia head of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) has left the firm’s Hong Kong office for K&L Gates. Nigel Stamp is joining the US firm as a partner after nearly seven years at Eversheds. He previously headed Morrison & Foerster’s China TMT practice, which he joined in 2006 from Clifford Chance. At K&L […]

move, hire, exit

A&O loses Singapore QC to 20 Essex Street Chambers

Allen & Overy (A&O)’s Judith Gill QC will move to 20 Essex Street Chambers as an arbitrator next month, The Lawyer understands. Gill is currently based in Singapore, though it is not known whether she will join the set in London or in its offices in the far east city. Gill will become the set’s 19th arbitrator […]

Hong Kong

Addleshaws poaches BLP Asia head for growth spurt

Addleshaw Goddard has brought in veteran Asia head Bob Charlton in from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) to head up its Asia Pacific presence. Charlton will join Addleshaws after heading up BCLP’s Asia presence since 2014. Bryan Cave merged with Berwin Leighton Paisner in February this year to form BCLP. This new appointment will mean […]

Japan

Mayer Brown grows Tokyo office with Shearman and Ashurst hires

Mayer Brown has bolstered its new Tokyo office, hiring two partners and one senior associate, joining the firm’s banking and finance and corporate and securities practices. Shri Maski and Tomo Adachi will join Mayer Brown’s banking and finance practice from Ashurst. Maski is joining as a partner and Adachi is joining as a senior associate. […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Bakers boosts banking team with White & Case and Ropes hires

Baker McKenzie has hired a three-strong partner team from White & Case and Ropes & Gray to bolster its banking team in London. White & Case partner Michael Doran is joining alongside Ropes & Gray counsel Nick O’Grady and Bevis Metcalfe. O’Grady and Metcalfe are joining as partners. Doran, who was one of the founding […]

Featured Briefings

Luxembourg: Modernisation of the limited partnership regime

The limited partnership legislation in Luxembourg has been modernised by the Luxembourg law dated 10 July 2013 (the Law) in ways that assist the establishment of vehicles suitable for structuring liquid or illiquid funds and unregulated and regulated funds. The Law also transposed Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (the AIFMD) into Luxembourg domestic law. […]

UK and Germany – A new post-Brexit partnership

For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…

Revolutionising Africa’s healthcare system

By Robert Breedon, Tom Gray, Elwin Morgan Africa’s healthcare is in the midst of an innovation revolution that, as PwC say, “…is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice”. This innovation revolution is powered in part by traditional methods of funding human capital development in areas such as development and […]

Over half of UK SMEs still unfamiliar with GDPR

18% of businesses say fines would put them at risk of insolvency Some 55% of UK small businesses are still not familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) despite its introduction being now less than a year away…

Switzerland – fintech rules eased

By Peter Hsu and Rashid Bahar On July 5 2017, the Swiss Federal Council (Bundesrat) amended the Swiss Federal Banking Ordinance to ease the Swiss regulatory framework for providers of innovative financial technologies (fintech). Specifically, the following elements of the new fintech regulation will enter into force on August 1 2017: (i) a longer maximum holding period of third party monies in settlement accounts […]

Court confirms breach of contract despite absence of negligence

By Daniel Wood The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v E.ON Climate & Renewables. The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision and – in so doing – has provided useful clarification in respect of various important principles… …In this decision, the Supreme Court was willing […]

India: a farewell to book value-driven shares valuation

Currently, Income Tax Act, 1961 (IT Act) provides for imputing income in the hands of the transferor/transferee if the transaction of transfer/receipt of unquoted shares is not at fair market value (FMV). As far as the recipient is concerned, when a person receives, inter alia, unquoted shares of a company for a consideration which is […]

India: PCE for bonds rationalised

On 18 May the Reserve Bank of India issued a circular on ‘Partial Credit Enhancement to Corporate Bonds’ which rationalises the existing “Guidelines on Partial Credit Enhancement to Corporate Bonds by Banks”… …The introduction of two ratings by the Circular will provide comparable rating statistics for the bonds, thereby offering more comfort to the banks. […]

Global Litigation 50 2017

The Global Litigation Top 50 ranks the largest 50 firms in the world by litigation and arbitration revenue and also tracks headcount trends across the world’s leading litigation hotspots.

US Top 50 2017

The US Top 50 report extends the annual International Top 30 report, which for more than a decade has tracked the largest UK operations of overseas-headquartered firms.

Amendment to Czech Copyright Act – the effect on businesses

…One of the main purposes of the new legislative framework is to implement Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market. The amendment also responds to some practical issues in relation to the licensing of copyrighted works, and […]

Asia Pacific 100 2017

The Asia Pacific 100 2017 report consists of 80 pages of exclusive data and analysis on the region’s 100 largest firms. It is the most comprehensive guide to the top legal advisers in the region’s key markets. It provides useful information for international firms that are looking to expand into the region or seeking to […]

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