Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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Deal Watch - 3/31/2010

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Posted on April 1, 2010 at 4:04 AM



K&L Gates LLP has represented ICBC International Capital Limited with regards to its position as underwriter in the initial public offering of Chu Kong Petroleum & Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. A manufacturer of steel pipes in the PRC, Chu Kong Petroleum made 30 million...

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US Firms Gain Ground Over UK Firms in Indian Market

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Posted on March 25, 2010 at 11:03 PM



Research from RSG Consulting has shown that the US presence in India has steadily increased, even though UK firms are still the most visible in India. US firms made up 53 per cent of all firms mentioned by Indian firms.“There are now far more US firms involved in India,” said RSG managing director Reena SenGupta. “There...

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Four PRC Firms in China M&A Top Ten

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Posted on March 20, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Commerce & Finance, DeHeng, Tian Yuan and King & Wood have all ranked in the top ten of the mergermarket’s 2009 table of legal advisers to Greater China M&A, with Commerce & Finance being the top ranked firm.According to mergermarket, last year’s largest M&A deal was China Yangtze Power’s US$15 bill...

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Deal Watch - 3/9/10

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Posted on March 10, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP have represented Barclays Bank PLC, Nomura International plc and Standard Chartered Bank as initial purchasers in respect of the US$350 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) Limited (Star Energy) of its 11.5 percent secured high-yield notes due 201...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/26/10

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Posted on February 27, 2010 at 2:02 AM



Goodwin Proctor has hired Lorraine Lau, formerly a partner at Mayer Brown, to be part of their business law department in Hong Kong.  Lau will work with the firm’s corporate practice in the US in order to expand the firm’s presence and client base in Asia.  Lau specializes in corporate finance, capital markets, and secu...

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Representative Deals of 2009 in Asia

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM



The top deals in Asia last year reveal that practicing corporate law in Asia continues to be a lucrative career choice, with the big firms doing billions worth of business in China, Japan and India.Some of the biggest deals were initial public offerings. Haiwen & Partners represented China State Construction Enginee...

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Deal Watch - 2/2/10

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Posted on February 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie has represented Starhill Global REIT, a Singapore publicly listed REIT with S$2 billion prime office and retail assets across Asia, in connection with its January 20, 2010 purchase of the David Jones retail store in the Perth Central Business District in Australia, valued at A$114 million. The deal...

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