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Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah is Law.com International's Asia Editor. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, legal tech, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected].

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March 23, 2011 |

Latham, Deacons Advise on Property Developer's $200 Million Hong Kong IPO

Shenzhen-based Top Spring International is one of the largest IPOs so far this year in Hong Kong--but is expected to be eclipsed soon.

By Jessica Seah

2 minute read

March 14, 2011 |

Freehills Partner Leaves for HWL Ebsworth

Stephen Kerr, the former head of Freehills's commercial contracting team, says that his departure is related to a changed strategy at the Australian giant in the wake of several U.K. firms' entrance into the market.

By Jessica Seah

2 minute read

January 24, 2011 |

China's Zhong Lun Strengthens Hong Kong Presence

Beijing-based Zhong Lun Law Firm, one of China's largest firms, is stepping up its internationalization drive with a new merger in Hong Kong and plans for another in New York.

By Jessica Seah

3 minute read

June 13, 2011 |

The Beijing Set: China's Low-Key Legal Elite

Three of China's top corporate law firms are keeping a low profile internationally. For Jingtian & Gongcheng, Commerce & Finance Law Offices, and Haiwen & Partners, globalization and hype just isn't their "Peking University style."

By Jessica Seah

5 minute read

June 17, 2011 |

Freshfields Loses Hong Kong Managing Partner to Sullivan & Cromwell

Sullivan & Cromwell has joined its Wall Street rivals in launching a Hong Kong law practice, with the hire of Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's managing partner, Kay Ian Ng, along with a counsel.

By Jessica Seah

3 minute read

July 01, 2011 |

From Davis Polk to Parliament

Davis Polk's Show-Mao Chen was one of six Worker's Party candidates who won election to Singapore's Parliament in May--the best showing for an opposition party ever in the city-state's history.

By Jessica Seah

3 minute read

April 07, 2011 |

Paul, Weiss and Simpson Thacher Advise KKR on $1.6 Billion LBO of Taiwan's Yageo Corp.

Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is backing a bid to take electronic component maker Yageo Corp. private.

By Jessica Seah

2 minute read

February 28, 2011 |

Orrick Advised on $645 Million Vietnam Engineering Contract

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and its new Hanoi-based alliance partner LVN & Associates have advised Vietnamese power company Thang Long Thermoelectric JSC on its award of a $645 million contract to build a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province.

By Jessica Seah

2 minute read

March 04, 2011 |

Baker & McKenzie, Dickson Minto Handling Itochu U.K. Tire Acquisition

Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp. is acquiring U.K. tire retailer Kwik-Fit for $1 billion.

By Jessica Seah

2 minute read