Deal Watch 8/5/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM



ChinaBaker & McKenzie has also acted as REIT trustee's counsel for Regal Real Estate Investment Trust (Regal REIT), thru its trustee DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Ltd, in respect of Regal REIT‘s HK$4.5 billion (US$580m) term loan and a HK$300 million (US$38.67m) revolving loan in July 2013, both of which are for a term of...

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Deal Watch 7/28/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM



ChinaLatham & Watkins has represented Baring Private Equity Asia and Nord Anglia Education (NAE) in respect of NAE’s acquisition of WCL Group Ltd for an enterprise value of US$222 million and the US$125 million senior secured bridge loan used to partially fund the acquisition. The firm also represented NAE in its US...

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Office Openings 7/22/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM



SingaporeClyde & Co and Clasis LLC have collaborated to form a joint law venture in Singapore, effective August 1st 2013. The joint venture comes on the back of the increasing liberalization of the Singapore market, as the Lion City strengthens its reputation as a hub for international arbitration, private banking, ...

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Partner Move and Promotion Watch 7/22/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM



SingaporeGibson, Dunn & Crutcher has appointed Brad Roach as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office. Roach joins from Hogan Lovells, where he led the oil and gas practice in Southeast Asia. With more than 18 years of experience, he advises developers of energy and infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on upstr...

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Deal Watch 7/22/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM



ChinaAppleby has acted as Cayman Islands counsel for S Culture International Holdings Ltd in respect of its listing on the Main Board of the HKSE on 11 July 2013, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$107 million (US$136.8m). Partner Judy Lee led the transaction whilst Wilkinson & Grist, Jun He Law Offices, Lee, T...

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Partner Moves and Promotion Watch 7/7/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:07 AM



ChinaDentons has hired a partner to head its Asia corporate finance and capital markets practice. Gordon Ng is joining Dentons’ Hong Kong office from O’Melveny & Myers, where he was also a partner. Last year, He represented lead and zinc miner China Polymetallic Mining Ltd. on its $187 million initial public offerin...

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Deal Watch 7/7/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 2:07 AM



ChinaDavis Polk has advised China Investment Corporation (CIC) in respect of a block trade by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chengdong Investment Corporation, of 1.2 billion shares of GCL-PolyEnergy Holdings Ltd. The transaction raised approximately HK$2.24 billion (US$2588.86m). The shares are listed on the Main Board of...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/30/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM



China China’s Zhong Lun Law Firm has hired Xu Changrong as a new partner for its Beijing headquarters. Xu Changrong was formerly a senior consultant with the Beijing office of Texas firm Baker Botts. A corporate lawyer who advises on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment, especially in the energy sector...

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Deal Watch 6/30/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM



China Allen & Gledhill has advised Senoko Energy Pte Ltd in respect of its S$2.6 billion (US$2.04b) term loan facilities arranged by DBS Bank Ltd, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. The proceeds of the faci...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Meet; Hope to build rapport

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM



President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit in California on June 7th and 8th to meet as world leaders for the first time and discuss policy issues.  The summit was originally scheduled to take place in the fall, but both leaders opted to meet earlier in a move that indicates a renewed foc...

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