Singapore Accepting Applications for QFLP licenses

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM



Those in the Asian legal world are waiting for the Singaporean Attorney General’s announcement of firms that are approved for a Qualifying Foreign Law Practices (QFLP) license in Singapore.  The first of group of firms permitted to practice local law in December, 2008 were Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smi...

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Deal Watch 11/21/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Norton Rose advises DTAC in Thailand                                                                                                                                                      Norton Rose helped Total Access Communication (DTAC) on loans totaling $1.3 billion dollars. Total Access Communication will use the lo...

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Deal Watch 9/14/12

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill advises CapitaLand Ltd Allen & Gledhill advised CapitalLand Ltd (CapitaLand) in a $5 billion Euro medium term note programme. This deal will be unconditionally guaranteed by CapitaLand. DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, JP Morgan (SEA) Ltd, Morgan Stanley Asia ( Si...

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Deal Watch 9/7/2012

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Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill is advising Nippon Steel Corporation in respect of its agreement with BlueScope Steel Ltd to form a new joint venture, NS BlueScope Coated Products. Partners Christian Chin and Daren Shiau are leading the transaction which is valued at US$1.36 billion.Allen & Gledhill is also advising China Merc...

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Deal Watch 8/25/12

by: Sujin Park

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM



August 23, 2012 Allen & Gledhill advises CapitaLand Ltd Allen & Gledhill advised CapitalLand Ltd (CapitaLand) in a $5 billion Euro medium term note programme. This deal will be unconditionally guaranteed by CapitaLand. DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, JP Morgan (SEA) Ltd, Morgan S...

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Deals Watch 8/17/2012

by: Sujin Park

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM



Clifford Chance Advises China Development bankClifford Chance advised the joint lead managers on China Development Bank’s (CDB) 2.5 billion yuan ($390 million) dim sum bond issuances. This includes 1.5 billion yuan 2.95 percent bonds due 2015 and 1 billion yean 4.3 percent bonds due 2032. The transaction is important as...

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Deal Watch 8/10/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:08 PM



Alleh & Gledhill advises The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking CorportaionAllen & Gledhill acts for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd and United Overseas Bank Ltd regarding Aspial Corporation’s issue of a S$150 million (US$120.5m) multicurrency medium term note program.. The firm also advised The Hon...

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Deal Watch 8/3/2012 Part 1

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM



Aklea acts for AprilAkela advised April in its acquisition of Asia Assistance Partners Singapore. The deal signifies April’s first acquisition in the Asian markets. Moreover, the deal represents a growth in April’s quest to become a leader in health insurance, contingency funds, and damages. Partners Christophe Cochet a...

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Partner Moves and Promotions 7/27/12

by: Aakash Patel

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM



Clifford Chance appoints new Tokyo Managing PartnerClifford Chance has chosen Elichi Kanda as the new managing partner of its Tokyo Office. Peter Kilner, the current managing partner, will transfer to the Hong Kong Office. The move highlights a shift for Clifford Chance, as it tries to weather the stresses of the recent...

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Deals of the Week 7/27/12

by: Aakash Patel

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM



Skadden advises Stanley Black & Decker in $850 million dollar purchaseSkadden acted on behalf of Stanley Black & Decker to acquire the Hong-Kong based company, Infastech, from CVC Capital Partners and Standard Chartered Private Equity for $850 million dollars. Partners Sean Doyle, Edward Gonzalez, Bruce Goldner,...

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