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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China Boosts IP Protection

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 12:04 AM



In 2006 Cypress saw the need for IP attorneys and it has been growing ever since but slowed during the economic downturn. Since the field had a jumpstart in 2006, it has slowly matured into a vast pool of highly qualified practices and attorneys. There are several mature IP practices now in China including Dr. Xinag Wan...

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Deal Watch 3/28

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 10:03 PM



Allen & Gledhill has advised DBS Bank Ltd as arranger of Tuan Sing Holdings Ltd’s establishment of an S$900 million (US$720m) multicurrency medium term note program. DBS was also appointed the issuing and paying agent and agent bank, while DBS Trustee Ltd was appointed trustee of the holders of the notes. Partner Ma...

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Orix Corp Buys Dutch Robeco and Japanese Firms Continue to Expand

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM



 Orix Corp, a major Japanese financial services firm, is in final talks to acquireDutch asset manager arm Robeco from its current owner, Rabobank for 240billion yen ($2.6 billion) in cash and stocks. In what will be the firm’s biggestacquisition ever, Orix will buy Robeco with cash and its own stocks, and thetransaction...

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China's Tousle With the SEC

by: Zara Mohidin

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 10:02 PM



During the past decade, China's unprecedented economic growth and stability has captured a global audience. American companies have had mixed feelings towards the success of their Asian rival; some businesses have tapped into the extremely valuable potential of these Chinese companies while others have maintained a stri...

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Deal Watch 2/1

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM



Allen & Gledhill has advised Credit Suisse (Singapore) Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank as the arrangers of a S$800 million (US$648m) multicurrency medium term note program established by Biosensors Investment (Singapore) Pte Ltd and also advised Bank of New York Mellon Singapore Branch as the issuing and paying agen...

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Deals of the Week 1/25

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised Welspun Corp Ltd in its tender offer to repurchase its outstanding US$150 million 4.5% convertible bonds due 2014. Partner Bernie Lee ledthe transaction.Allen & Gledhill also advised Universal Storage Ptd Ltd and its financial advisor, Abacus Capital International Ltd, in the acquisition...

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Deal Watch 1/17

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised The Minor Food Group Plc on the RMB155 million (US$25m) acquisition by MFG International Holding (SINGAPORE) Pte Ltd of a 49 percent interest in a joint venture company which owns the Beijing Riverside & Courtyard business. Partners Leon Ng and Ellis Tang led the transaction.Amarchand &a...

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Happy New Year!

by: William Wesley

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM



Happy New Year to our friends and readers.2013 is well positioned to be a very active year for the Asian legal market.  We have received a number of new instructions from law firms in Japan, China and Singapore for partners and associates with experience in M&A, capital markets, project finance, arbitration, finance...

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China’s Political Transition

by: Amy Amornpongpisut

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 2:12 AM



For some time now, China, a burgeoning superpower with the second largest economy in the world, has been executing their general change in leadership. Many were anticipating China’s change in leadership predicting that it would signal China’s continued liberalization and globalization, or a retrenchment of hardline poli...

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