Deal Watch 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       Alibaba.com Financing to PrivatizeWith the assistance of six law firms, Alibaba.com Ltd engaged in a $3 billion financing to privatize their company. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, HSBC, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group were the underwriters of the deal. A White & Ca...

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Deal Watch 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM



       Advent Lawyers and Balance Legal MergerAdvent Lawyers and Balance Legal have plans to merge on July 1, 2012. The combined firms will be renamed AdventBalance and will have four offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Singapore and plan to open a fifth office in Brisbane later this year. Balance Legal founder and...

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Deal Watch 5/11/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Felda Global IPOMalaysian palm oil firm Felda Global Ventures Holding is executing what is expected to be the world’s second largest IPO this year next to Facebook. Albar & Partners is acting as their legal adviser on Malaysian law and for the IPO, and Cleary Gottleib is advising the company on U.S. and Engli...

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Deal Watch 5/3/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       Automakers Agreement to Develop Electric Vehicles CODA Holdings and China’s Great Wall Motor Company have agreed to co-develop, building, and sell electric vehicles for the North American, Chinese, and European auto markets. Weil advised CODA and King & Wood Mallesons advised Great Wall Motor Company. Weil pa...

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Deal Watch 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Sinopec Kantons Holdings AcquisitionSinopec Kantons Holding Ltd. acquired interests in five joint ventures in the PRC from its controlling shareholder, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation for HK$2.22 billion (US$286.1m). Sinopec Kantons also acquired a rights issue valued at HK$ 3.49 billion (US$449.8m). M...

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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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Asia Year in Review: 2011

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM



Below, we have outlined some of the hiring trends that we have observed in 2011. In December alone, Cypress has been contacted by more than 8 firms to work on retained partner-level searches and open offices next year. We are expecting the number to increase even more as we enter 2012. Can these firms compete as lateco...

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Deal Watch 10/28/11

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Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM



Allen & Gledhill advised Fairmont Raffles Hotels International in the completion of the disposal of 100% of Beach Road Hotel which owned Raffles Hotel Singapore, worth around $275million. Raffles International entered into hotel management contracts with Beach Road Hotel, as a result of this sale. Advising Fairmont ...

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Deal Watch 9/5/11

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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised an association of lenders by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in their term loan facilities and a bank guarantee facility to Capitol Hotel Management Pte. Ltd. With the proceeds that they received, a refinancing and a bridging loan were taken out by the Capitol Group for the acqui...

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Deal Watch 8/25/11

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Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp in its $5billion US Commercial Paper Program where Oversea-China may be in a position to issue unsecured commercial paper notes. Tan Tze Gay, Glenn Foo, and Sunit Chhabra, all partners, led the deal.Allen & Gledhill advised Pacific One Energy in its mandatory...

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