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As Myanmar tantalises foreign investors and companies with the prospect of long-term business, law firms are heading to Yangon to help pave the way for new money into the country. Aviel Tan delves into Myanmar’s recent allure and whether it has the potential to be a lasting charm.
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Norton Rose Fulbright has hired shipping finance partner Jonathan Silver from Howse William Bowers in Hong Kong.
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Twenty two partners have left Bingham McCutchen to join Akin Gump’s offices in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt.
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Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired DLA Piper’s former Asia-Pacific managing partner Bob Charlton as the firm’s Asia head and managing partner of the Hong Kong office.
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Ropes & Gray has hired corporate criminal investigations lawyer Patrick Sinclair as a partner for its government enforcement practice in Hong Kong.
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Newly merged Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has hired project finance partner Shane Wilson from Vinson & Elkins in Dubai.
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Hogan Lovells has hired project finance partner Joseph Kim from Paul Hastings in Tokyo.
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Allen & Overy has advised Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, a consortium formed by Japan’s Kansai power, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Lao Holding State Enterprise, on a $916 million hydropower project on Laos’ Nam Ngiep river.
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O’Melveny & Myers has hired disputes and resolution partner Denis Brock from King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong.
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Jones Day has advised Japan’s Ajinomoto on its $800 million purchase of Houston-based frozen food maker Windsor Quality Holdings.