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 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DBS’s Danamon Deal DBS Group Holding, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, agreed to pay S$9.1 billion (US$7.24 billion) for Indonesia’s Bank Danamon in shares and cash. WongPartnership in Singapore, Hadiputranto of Indonesia, and Hadinoto & Partners advised DBS on this transaction that will make DBS Indonesia’s fi...

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Office Openings 3/6/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM



New Akin Gump Office Opening in Hong KongWithin the next few weeks, Akin Gump is planning to open a new office in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong firm will be headed by Gregory Puff, former M&A partner of Shearman & Sterling, and Andrew Abernethy, the Hong Kong partner of Norton Rose.This new Hong Kong office is sure t...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Simmons & Simmons has recently appointed Eric Lin as a partner.  Lin formerly was a senior associate at Allen & Overy of Beijing.  Lin has experience working with both Chinese and European clients in areas of international Chinese investments.  Lin has specific experience in finance projects, energy and infrastr...

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Deal Watch - 5/31/2011

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Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised the joint sponsors, regarding the US $2 billion H-Share listing of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd (Shanghai Pharma) on the HKSE.  The joint sponsors is comprised of Deutsche Bank AG Honk Kong Branch, Credit Suisse Ltd (Hong Kong), China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Se...

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Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

by: Ira Handa

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 3:04 PM



Weil, Gotshal & Manges has represented global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in respect of their investment of approximately US$58 million in a mix of primary and secondary investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, the world's largest satellite based Digital Cinema Service and the only company in the world...

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Firms React to Japan's Quake

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM



After last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country continues to battle the disaster’s effects and ensure its population’s safety.Law firms in Tokyo are no exception, and as TheLawyer.com reported, they are concerned about the safety of their staff.Ashurst has given its staff the option to r...

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Deal Watch- 8/8/10

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Posted on August 8, 2010 at 9:08 PM



King & Wood is helping China Everbright Bank prepare for its US$3bn IPO, after advising Agricultural Bank of China on its huge US$19.2bn IPO. Everbright recently received approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to raise approximately US$3bn on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The bank also plans to laun...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/4/2010

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Maurice Hoo as a partner and co-head of the firm’s global Private Equity practice. Hoo was a partner at Paul Hastings for five years before this and had headed the China private equity practice there. He brings with him a client base comprised of some of the world’s top e...

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