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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2013 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence

by: Jiun-wen Teoh

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM



The winners for the Chambers Asia-Pacific Wards 2013 were announced onFebruary 28. The awards recognize national and international law firms across theregion for their notable achievements and outstanding work in legal services. Thisyear’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Profession goes to Kap You(Kevin) Kim...

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Deal Watch 4/13/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       China Development Financial Holdings Takeover and MergerTaiwan’s China Development Financial Holdings offered $1.8 billion to take over KGI Securities. They plan to merge KGI with its own brokerage unit, Grand Cathay Securities.   This bid is also an effort to create an investment bank with a number one or two ma...

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2012 Taiwan/Japan Investment Forum - Making Acquisitions in Japan: Business and Legal Considerations

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM



Jointly hosted by Jones Day and Taiwan Mergers & Acqusitions and Private Equity Council (MAPECT), and co-sponsored by Chinatrust.Time: Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (1:00 PM registration)Venue: Chinatrsut Headquarter 22F Conference Room (22F, No. 3, Sung-Shou Road, Xin-Yi District, Taipei)Fee: NT$1,000La...

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Prada Lowers IPO Expectations As Market Declines

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Posted on June 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM



Thursday, in Hong Kong, Samsonite & Prada were disappointed as their projected successes from their IPOs had setbacks.  Prada lowered its price for its listing in Hong Kong and Samsonite fell tremendously on their first trading day in HK.  These actions reflect a global trend of poor market debuts and selling across...

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Taiwan Attracts International Investment

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Posted on October 1, 2010 at 2:10 PM



Twenty-seven multinational companies signed letters of intent Tuesday to invest over US$3.2 billion in Taiwan. This new international attention paid to Taiwan can be attributed to its burgeoning economy.Of the 27 signatories, eight companies were from the United States, six from Japan, six from Europe, three from China-...

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BlackRock to Capitilize on Asia Growth

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Posted on September 20, 2010 at 8:09 PM



BlackRock is expecting Hong Kong to be China’s New York due to the “transformational event” of the internationalization of the renminbi. Last week, the US asset manager sent a 35-strong delegation of portfolio managers to Hong Kong to underline its optimism about the growth prospects of the Asia-Pacific region in relat...

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Asia fund assets nearly return to pre-crisis levels

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Although assets under management in Asia's mutual-funds industry are almost back to pre-2008 market crash levels, the models of distribution are also changing. Ken Yap, Singapore-based director at Cerulli Associates, who spoke recently at AsianInvestor's annual investment summit in Hong Kong, notes that the regional in...

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New Associates Weather the Recession Well in Asia

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Posted on February 16, 2010 at 10:02 AM



Many young lawyers in the United States are picking up the pieces and trying to sort out their next career moves after the 2009 recession left them with deferred start dates at big firms or, worse, jobless. "As the profession lurches through its worst slump in decades, with jobs and bonuses cut and internal pressures to...

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Deal Watch - 5/28/09

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Posted on May 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised Kookmin Bank, Korea’s largest bank, on Asia’s first covered bond offering.  The issuance is worth US$1billion.  Tokyo-based partner Peter Kilner and counsel Leng-Fong Lai as well as Hong Kong-based partner Alex Lloyd led the firm’s advisement team.Baker & McKenzie has advised ITOCHU Corpo...

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