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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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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K&L Gates Tokyo Hires Ten From Clifford Chance

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Posted on May 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM



K&L Gates' Tokyo offices has hired several lawyers from Clifford Clifford. Overall, three partners and seven other lawyers have changed offices including Keiji Isaji, whose work includes civil, commercial, criminal, financial services, advising on media and aviation disputes, in addition to litigation about Japan's...

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K&L Gates Adds 10 in Tokyo

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



K&L Gates has expanded its Tokyo office with the recent addition of ten lawyers from Clifford Chance. Partners Keiji Asaji, Atushi Yamashita and Naoki Watanabe will make the move to K&L Gates, along with counsels Noriko Annen, Tsuguhito Omagari, Noriaki Tanimoto, and Junko Okawa, as well as three associates.The...

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Clifford Chance and DLA Piper Open in Australia

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 6:05 PM



Clifford Chance and DLA are open for business in Australia, as both firms formally commenced operations on the first of May. The move comes after months of negotiations from each firm, respectively. Clifford Chance's move to Australia comes with a merge of two boutique law firms, Chang, Pistill & Simmons in Syndne...

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Deal Watch - 4/28/2011

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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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Deal Watch - 2/23/11

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie is advising Cascade Coal shareholders in the approximately A$500 million (US$507m) sale of Cascade Coal, owner of the Mt Penny Coal Project in the Western Coalfields of New South Wales, to White Energy Company Limited, a mid-tier coal company focusing on cleaner coal technology. The sale agreement w...

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Office Openings - 2/22/2011

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM



Clifford Chance has announced mergers with two Australian boutique law firms to facilitate growth plans targeted at doubling Asian revenue in the upcoming four years. The mergers with Chang, Pistilli & Simmons (CP&S) in Sydney, and Cochrane Lishman Carson Luscombe (CLCL) in Perth, are accepted and will take effe...

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Deal Watch - 2/2/11

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Posted on February 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie advised Passport Capital LLC, which holds a US$597m stake in Riversdale Mining Limited (RML), in its pre-bid stake agreement with global mining company Rio Tinto in relation to its A$3.9 billion (US$3.88b) bid for RML. Rio Tinto's bid for RML was announced and signed on 23 December 2010. Partner Ste...

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