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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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DLA Asia Pacific Gains New Managing DirectorPartner and group head of finance and projects, Bob Charlton, will be the new managing director of DLA Piper Asia Pacific as of May 1, 2012. He is replacing Alastair Da Costa who is leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at the London School of Economics. Charlton is highly...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       BLP Promotes Singapore PartnerMarius Toime was promoted to finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) Singapore office, one promotion out of 10 worldwide at BLP. Toime is a specialist in natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and project finance. He has experience with M&A, asset finance, and ener...

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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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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Possible Trend? King & Wood and Mallesons talk Merger

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



This past week, the Chinese firm, King & Wood, and the Australian firm, Mallesons, are talking about forming an alliance in response to the growing integration of the Chinese and Australian economies.With Australia controlling and producing a noticeable amount of the world's natural resources, Chinese investors h...

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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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Deal Watch - 6/7/2011

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM



Davis Polk advised The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, Credit Suisse Securities Ltg (Europe), as well as Citigroup Global Markets Ltd as the joint lead managers, bookrunners and initial purchasers of the Rule 144A and Reg S offerings of senior notes by PT Pertamina.  This includes $1 billion (US) in aggr...

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UK Firms Bulk Up China Offices

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith, along with a number of UK firms have promoted many new partners with respect to their China practices.  Maggie Lo of Clifford Chance was made a partner in their Beijing office.  She specializes in the banking and finance sectors and has advised many important Chinese and overseas finan...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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