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Dentons has hired David Blumenfeld as the head of its Asia-Pacific real estate practice from Paul Hastings, where he held a similar role. He is based in Hong Kong.
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Vincent Wang, partner at Paul Hastings, weighs in on a big year for Hong Kong’s capital markets, and forecasts IPO trends for the rest of the year.
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U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has bolstered its presence in Korea after hiring corporate lawyers Jang Hyuk Yeo and Eun Sang Hwang as shareholders.
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O’Melveny & Myers has added Daniel Sae-Chin Kim as a partner and co-representative of the Seoul office from Paul Hastings, where headed the firm’s Korea corporate practice.
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Paul Hastings has hired corporate expert Iksoo Kim as a partner in its securities and capital markets group in Seoul from Greenberg Traurig.
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Paul Hastings and Dentons have advised China’s Weihai City Commercial Bank on its $365.3 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Investigations and white-collar crime specialist Haiyan Tang, who left Paul Hastings’ Shanghai office as a partner last year to join CBC Group at its chief legal and compliance officer, has returned to the U.S. firm.
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UK firm Hill Dickinson has hired YK Chan as partner and co-head of its equity capital markets team in Hong Kong from Paul Hastings, where he was an associate.
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Paul Hastings has begun the rebuilding of its capital markets practice in Hong Kong after it added Fan Chaobo as partner Latham & Watkins, where he was an associate.
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U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has added partner Eiji Kobayashi to its corporate practice in Tokyo from Paul Hastings, where he headed the corporate, M&A and securities practice for Japan.