Deal Watch 8/26/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM



ChinaAllen & Gledhill has advised DBS Bank Ltd as the arranger, Deutsche Bank AG Hong Kong Branch as the issuing and paying agent and the Central Moneymarkets Unit lodging and paying agent, Deutsche Bank AG Singapore Branch as the Singapore paying agent, and DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Ltd as the notes trustee and the s...

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Deal Watch 8/19/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM



ChinaAllen & Gledhill has advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) as sole lead manager and book-runner in respect of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd's issuance of S$70 million (US$55.5m) 5.75 percent fixed rate notes due 2018 under its S$400 million (US$317m) multicurrency medium term note program...

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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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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 Move and Promotion Watch 7/15/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 2:07 AM



IndiaAmarchand Mangaldas has appointed Yashojit Mitra as a partner in the general corporate practice of its Mumbai office. Mitra is also a qualified solicitor and admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a graduate of law from Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune (2003) and was awarded the ...

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Deal Watch 7/14/2013

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 1:07 AM



ChinaAppleby has acted as Cayman Islands counsel for Jin Cai Holdings Company Ltd in respect of its listing on the Main Board of the HKSE on 5 July 2013, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$72 million (US$9.28m). A majority of the proceeds from the placing will be used primarily for expanding its Huizhou production ...

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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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Japanese Firms Expanding into Southeast Asia

by: Jacob Hansen

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 PM



In an attempt to escape stagnating domestic markets, major Japanese law firms have begun a campaign of expansion into nearby markets abroad.  Over the last two years, there has been a marked increase in Japanese overseas investment, and Japan’s biggest law firms are not looking to be left behind.  In the last year alone...

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The Asia Region's Best Exchange-Rate Rally

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 7:04 PM



Amidst a flourishing economic climate in Asia, eyes are turning to the fluctuating currency rates more than ever.  The week of April 20th was the best week for Asian currencies in the past seven months.  Additionally, Asian shares rose the most in almost two weeks amid growth in U.S. home sales, earnings that exceeded f...

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