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U.S. firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired insolvency expert Kathleen Aka as a partner in Hong Kong from Ropes & Gray.
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DLA Piper, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and Crawford Bayley & Co have advised India’s Hinduja Global Solutions on the $1.2 billion sale of its healthcare business to Baring Private Equity Asia, which was represented by J Sagar Associates and Ropes & Gray.
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Baker McKenzie has bolstered its capital markets and M&A practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Victoria Lloyd from Ropes & Gray.
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DLA Piper has welcomed back real estate Ed Sheremeta as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where he spent nearly six years.
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White-collar crime specialist Kaede Toh has joined Latham & Watkins’ Tokyo office as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where she spent nearly two decades.
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Ropes & Gray has hired Jackie Kahng has a finance partner in its Hong Kong office from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she was an associate. The hire comes as the Hong Kong office witnessed the departure of eight partners last year.
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Ropes & Gray has appointed Daniel Anderson, the co-head of its special situations practice, as managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. He fills the position left vacant by the departure of Paul Boltz to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in April.
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Ropes & Gray has had a tumultuous few months, with a string of partner exits in key offices, including Hong Kong. But managing partner David Chapin tells John Kang that the firm remains unruffled as it continues to focus on funds work in Asia.
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Morrison Foerster has advised Toshiba on a $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, which turned to Ropes & Gray for advice.
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Clifford Chance has represented Unilever on its $2.71 billion purchase of Carver Korea, a maker of facial masks and skincare products, from its founder, Goldman Sachs, and Bain Capital, which turned to Ropes & Gray for advice.