Weil, Wong & Partners guide $2.6 bln Malaysia airport deal

by Nimitt Dixit |

U.S law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Wong & Partners, Baker McKenzie’s Malaysia member firm, have guided investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and a consortium led by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, respectively, on a $2.6 billion take-private offer for Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAH).

Lee & Ko international arbitration co-heads join Shin & Kim

by Nimitt Dixit |

South Korean Big Six firm Shin & Kim has continued the strategic expansion of its international arbitration roster with the addition of Robert Wachter and Sean (Sung-woo) Lim as partners. Wachter and Lim move from Lee & Ko, where they co-led the same practice group.

Ashurst hires, loses partner in Papua New Guinea

by Mari Iwata |

Ashurst has hired projects and corporate expert Tureia Sample as the managing partner of its Port Moresby office in Papua New Guinea, and also seen the exit of disputes partner Jason Brooks to Dentons. 

Birds to launch Tokyo office targeting Japanese outbound M&A

by Nimitt Dixit |

UK-headquartered Bird & Bird has announced plans to launch a Tokyo office to be led by newly hired corporate partner Hiro Iwamura. Iwamura joins from Ashurst, where he headed the firm’s UK/European-Japanese practice.

MIDDLE EAST: ‘My biggest enemy is time’

by Nimitt Dixit |

Nadim Elias El Haj, chief legal officer of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure in legal leadership across the hospitality and tourism sectors, including tenures at Bloom Properties, Lakhraim Business Group, and Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

MIDDLE EAST: IPO Oasis

by Nimitt Dixit |

The Middle East’s regional IPO markets are flourishing despite a global slowdown and geopolitical instability owing to the region’s long-term structural and regulatory reforms, a maturing diversified market and strong investor confidence.

JSA adds 2 more partners as Bengaluru market stays hot

by Nimitt Dixit |

Indian law firm J. Sagar Associates has continued its aggressive expansion with the addition of real estate partner Brijita Prakash and corporate partner Santosh Vijay in Bengaluru, making it six partner hires in just over a month for the firm.

Nishimura continues SEA growth with energy partner

by Nimitt Dixit |

Japanese Big Six law firm Nishimura & Asahi has continued the planned expansion of its Southeast Asia offerings with the addition of energy-focused finance and M&A partner Sean Conaty.

Weil HK managing partner takes GC role at PAG

by Mari Iwata |

Investment management company PAG has hired private equity expert Tim Gardner as its group general counsel from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was the Hong Kong managing partner and co-head of its Asia PE practice.

HK: Stevenson, Wong employment head moves to Hastings & Co

by Mari Iwata |

Disputes lawyer Milly Yuk Kwan Hung has joined Hong Kong law firm Hastings & Co. as a partner and head of its employment practice. She was most recently at Stevenson, Wong & Co, where she held a similar role.

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