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On the China side, Michael Moser has joined the firm as a partner and as co-head of the China practice with Howard Chao. Moser was previously the head of Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerÆs Greater China practice and throughout his career has acted as arbitrator or counsel in Chinese-foreign business disputes in Asia, Europe and the US.
In additional to a very strong reputation in the China legal sphere, Moser is also vice-chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and co-chair of the China Arbitration Forum. He also holds the distinction of being the first foreigner appointed to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Panel.
Moser will be joined from Freshfields by Friven Yeoh, who comes to OÆMelveny & Myers as counsel in Hong Kong. In addition, Nadia Dawazeh will cross from Shearman & SterlingÆs international arbitration group to take on the position of counsel in Shanghai. Also joining the law firm will be Fu Yu, a qualified PRC lawyer with dispute experience. YuÆs time will be split between Hong Kong and Beijing.
Its Japan operations will be bolstered by the arrivals of Yoji Maeda and Yuki Terazawa. Both partners are experienced Japanese court litigators, with Maeda focusing on employment litigation and international arbitration matters in Japan and Terazawa bringing expertise in IT and intellectual property disputes, competition issues, and arbitration matters in Japan.
The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
Investors are seeing the risks, but also the opportunities of the logistics sector. Warehousing their fears for the moment, they can see it's a good conduit to high-growth assets.
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SGX’s new framework for Spacs will likely provide investors with a much-needed channel for direct deals, but the verdict is still out on whether it will bring liquidity to the bourse.