Deal Watch 05/17

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) and The Bank of New York Mellon Singapore Branch (BNYM) in Auric Pacific Group Ltd’s establishment of a S$500 million (US$401.7m) multicurrency medium term note program. HSBC is the arranger of the program, while BNYM is the issuing an...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/10/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Baker & McKenzie appointed Amanda Turnill as a life sciences partner effective 6th May 2013. She comes from DLA Piper and will co-chair the firm’s Australian life sciences group, based in Sydney. Turnill has more than 20 years’ experience as a product liability litigator and regulatory specialist, having advised pha...

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Deal Watch 05/10/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM



Allen & Gledhill advised CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB) and Sabana Sukuk Pte Ltd in the establishment of an S$500 million (US$407.14m) multicurrency Islamic trust certificates issuance program. Managed by Sabana Real Estate Investment Management Pte Ltd, Sabana Sukuk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sabana Shari’ah Complian...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 05/02/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:05 PM



Gide Loyrette Nouel has strengthened its China practice with the appointment of Paul-Emmanuel Benachi as a partner in the firm's Shanghai office. Benachi has acquired considerable experience during his nine years of practicing law in China. Benachi is experienced in advising foreign companies investing in China. His pra...

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Deal Watch 05/02/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised DBS Bank Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), as arrangers and dealers CWT Ltd’s amendment of its existing S$500 million (US$405.7m) multicurrency medium term note program, under which CWT may issue notes and perpetual securities. Under the amended program, DBS is the issuing and paying ag...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/26/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer elected Tim Mak as a partner in its Asia dispute resolution based in Hong Kong. Mak has practiced in Hong Kong for 15 years and is regarded one of the leading financial services regulatory lawyers in Hong Kong. He specializes in bon contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters, with ...

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Deal Watch 4/26/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 2:04 AM



Allen & Gledhill advised Keppel Land Ltd in its divestment to Wkdeveloper sig I Private Ltb, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Vanke Co Ltd, of a 30 percent interest in Sherwood Development Pte Ltd, for a cash consideration of about S$135.5 million (US$109m). Sherwood Development Pte Ltd was awarded a residential s...

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Office Openings 4/26/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 1:04 AM



Herbert Smith Freehills has opened an office in Seoul after receiving approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Justice. American and European law firms are now launching offices in South Korea after the signing of Free Trade Agreements between South Korea and the U.S. and the EU in 2011. Disputes partner Tony Dymond, who...

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Deal Watch 4/19/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk, through its Singapore-incorporated subsidiary Alam Synergy Pte Ltd, in its issuance of US$235 million 6.95 percent senior notes due 2020. The bonds are guaranteed by Alam Sutera and other subsidiary guarantors and have the benefit of a security package that is shar...

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Deal Watch 04/12/13

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised The Straits Trading Company Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank, as financial advisor to Straits Trading, in the S$795 million (US$641.75m) purchase of approximately 64 million stock units in the capital of WBL Corporation Ltd. The stock units were purchased from Aberdeen Asset Management Asia L...

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