Bingham McCutchen has expanded its operations in China with the arrival of Fred Chang who will join its Beijing office as a partner. Chang, a former co-founding partner of PRC firm FenXun Partners, advises global financial institutions and multinationals on investments and acquisitions in China and related regulatory and compliance matters. He has extensive experience in buy-side M&A as well as financing transactions for banks, institutional investors and funds. Chang is active in acquisition finance, project finance, structured finance and asset-based finance. In addition to his work at FenXun, Chang was a partner at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) and White & Case in Beijing. He also served as executive director and counsel for Goldman Sachs and general counsel and head of compliance for Asia at Deutsche Bank in Singapore.
Hogan Lovells has boosted its practice in Southeast Asia with the hire of Shaun Langhorne as a dispute resolution partner in the firm’s Singapore office effective 11 August 2014. Langhorne joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills where he built a successful contentious insolvency and restructuring practice acting on numerous headline matters across Southeast Asia. He has extensive experience in several key areas, including contentious insolvency, financial disputes, shareholder disputes and contentious advisory work.
New regulation on the prohibition of sales of alcoholic beverages online
In line with evolving trends in technology, certain entrepreneurs and retailers have started using online channels to sell alcoholic beverages, which makes it difficult to ensure the sale of such beverages is in accordance with existing laws ...