Deal Watch - 11/18/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented a Goldman Sachs International, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as initial purchasers in regards to Noble Group Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S global offering worth US$850 million. Hong Kong-based ...

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Demand for International Arbitration Lawyers In Korea Increasing

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 10:11 PM



As Korea’s legal market opens up to foreign firms and international arbitration is more widely used in the country, lawyers specializing in international arbitration and antitrust matters are likely to be in demand the next few years.Bae Kim & Lee’s partner James Morrison stated: “Korea is becoming an increasingly i...

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Deal Watch - 11/10/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Clifford Chance has represented Affinity Equity Partners in one of the private equity buyouts completed in China, its acquisition of a 94.2 percent stake in Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co Ltd, valued at US$200 million.  The stake was acquired through Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technolog...

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Asian Economies Beckon the Bravest

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Posted on November 7, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Asian economies have suffered in the worldwide economic downturn as much as any other. Add that to the reforms that countries like China are undergoing in an attempt to open their markets to foreign investors, and it’s easy to understand the wary eye that US lawyers might cast on China and its unpredictable markets for ...

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Deal Watch - 7/30/09

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Posted on July 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM



Paul Hastings, Lovells, and China-based firms Haiwen and Partners and Jingtian & Gongcheng acted in 2009's first H-share listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 2009's second largest Initial Public Offering in Hong Kong.  Beijing Building Materials Group Co., Ltd (BBMG), a stated-owned and managed enterprise gro...

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Deal Watch - 6/24/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM



Blake Dawson has represented China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metal Co. Ltd. on the company's acquisition of the majority of assets of the OZ Minerals Group, a transaction worth US$1.386 billion. Nick Terry, Justin Shmith, Graeme Harris, Lizzie Knight and Clare Corke advised on the deal.Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised ...

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Deal Watch - 6/8/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM



Shearman & Sterling is representing Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery in its proposed acquisition of Hummer from GM. Tengzhong will receive rights to the Hummer brand, senior management, and an operational team. This is one of various corporations that Sherman & Sterling is directing in China and Hong...

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Regulatory Changes - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM



As the Korean legal market opened to foreign law firms last week on March 2, 2009, US firms are closer to gaining the market than UK firms. The reason is that this opening of the market only applies to those countries that have an active free-trade agreement with South Korea. The US signed one back in 2007, though the U...

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Regulatory Changes - 2/17/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 11:02 PM



The following is a brief summary of several interesting regulatory changes which have taken place in the international legal market over the past several months:On December 6 2008, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) circulated the new M&A financing rules called “Guidelines on Risk Management of Loans Ex...

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Deal Watch - 2/13/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 5:02 PM



Freshfields represented Anheuser-Busch Inbev in selling its 19.99% equity in China’s Tsingtao Brewery to Japan’s Asahi Brewery. Anheuser-Busch still maintains a 7% minority stake in Tsingtao, but with this deal, Asahi Brewery will be Tsingtao Brewery’s second largest shareholder. Freshfield lawyers Robert Ashworth and T...

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