Deal Watch 08/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM



Colin Ng & Partners has acted for China Auto Corporation Ltd in respect of its acquisition of 53,631 ordinary shares representing 25 percent of the issued and paid-up share capital of Neftech Pte Ltd for S$47.77 million (US$38m). The consideration for the acquisition was satisfied by the issue and allotment of appro...

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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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Deal Watch July 13

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM



Paul Weiss Advises Carlyle GroupPaul Weiss advised Carlyle Group LP in its acquisition of Mandarin Hotel Holdings. Carlyle bought 49% of the companies stock and effectively controls the company. Mandarin Hotels owned and operated 25 hotels across China. The Paul Weiss team was lead by partner Jeanette Chan, who received...

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Deal Watch 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       Hong Kong Exchange Clearing Market Offers $2.2 Billion for London Metal ExchangeThe Hong Kong Exchange & Clearings Market (HKEx) have recently proposed a cash offer of $2.2 billion to buy the London Metal Exchange (LME). Allen & Overy London and Hong Kong based representatives assisted HKEx on this deal. ...

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Deal Watch 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       Alibaba.com Financing to PrivatizeWith the assistance of six law firms, Alibaba.com Ltd engaged in a $3 billion financing to privatize their company. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, HSBC, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group were the underwriters of the deal. A White & Ca...

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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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Office Openings 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Amarchand Opens in AhmedabadArmachand has opened it’s sixth office in India in Ahmedabad this week. The office will be headed by partners Pankaj Agarwal and Tejas Karia, and they will work with five other lawyers at the office. Agarwal will be heading the corporate practice, having experience with M&A’s, priv...

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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 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       GT Capital Jumps on Market DebutGT Capital Holdings Inc, company of Philippine banking tycoon George Ty, jumped on its market debut last week. The company’s IPO was valued at $500 million, the country’s first IPO this year, and second largest ever. The stock increased to 500 pesos from its IPO price of 455 pesos,...

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Deal Watch 4/13/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       China Development Financial Holdings Takeover and MergerTaiwan’s China Development Financial Holdings offered $1.8 billion to take over KGI Securities. They plan to merge KGI with its own brokerage unit, Grand Cathay Securities.   This bid is also an effort to create an investment bank with a number one or two ma...

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