Deal Watch 3/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 10:03 PM



Freshfields has advised Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. with their move to privatize Alibaba.com Ltd, China’s biggest corporate e-commerce site. On February 21st, 2012 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. bought out all of the shares of Alibaba.com Ltd. that were not owned already. The entire share capital of Alibaba.com is now $8.71 ...

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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 8/12/11

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Posted on August 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM



New China Life, China's third largest provider of health insurance, is targeting a $4billion IPO. The confidence in the market for health insurance offerings has historically been low, as it is seen as an immature martket. However if this deal is approved, some analysts say it will start the wave of second-tier insu...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 8/11/11

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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM



There were some major partner moves in Asia this week, let's see what went on...Kirkland & Ellis have recently hired a group of partners for their Hong Kong office from Skadden Arps, Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy. The group of partners includes corporate partners Nicholas Norris, Dominic Tsun and ...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/21/11

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM



Reed Smith has hired Jay Yan, who previously was the head of Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office, for their new Shanghai office which launched earlier in July.  Having worked in Shanghai for 15 years, Yan’s experience in M & A, foreign exchange control in China, litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, c...

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Upcoming Events: AABA July and September Events

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Posted on July 19, 2011 at 7:07 PM



*On July 28th, AABA will be hosting Happy Hour for the launch of the new Public Law/Private Service Committee of the Asian American Bar Association. The new service committee will try and bring together public interest and government attorneys from the Bay area.There is a $10 cover charge will be collected from non-p...

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Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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Deal Watch 6/30

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Posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Allen & Gledhill gave Singapore law advice for DBS Bank Ltd as the manager and underwriter in Spice i2i Ltd's fully underwriteen one-for-one renouceable rights to raise gross proceeds of apporximately $122.4m. Leonard Ching, partner, led the transaction.Allen & Gledhill also gave Singapore law adive to Stan...

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Prada Falls Short of Projected IPO, Yet Still a Huge Success

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Slaughter and May have headed Prada’s official $2.1 billion HKSE listing.  David Polk & Wardell and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have also played a big role in this IPO.  Prada, following recent international trends, on June 24th became the first Italian company to list on the HKSE.  Hong Kong partners Laur...

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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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