Deal Watch - 3/26/2010

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Posted on March 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has assisted London-based Diageo, the world’s largest alcoholic beverage company, on the purchase of a controlling stake in Chengdu Yingsheng Investment Holding, the controller of Sichuan ShuiJingFang Co Ltd, and the following general tender offer for the outstanding shares of Sichuan SJF,...

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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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Office Openings - 3/16/2010

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Posted on March 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates LLP, an established global law firm, has opened an office in Singapore its fifth office in the Asia region. With locations in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, the Singapore office will bolster its rapidly growing South East Asia presence. Now, the firm has over 70 Asian legal professionals and ove...

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White & Case Ends Singapore Alliance

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



White & Case has decided to end plans to merge with local alliance partner VentureLaw after being one of the six international firms granted a license to practice Singapore law last December. The firm had been allied with VentureLaw since 2003."We have agreed with Venture Law to bring our Singapore formal law allia...

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Freshfields Unfreezes Associate Lockstep

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Posted on March 3, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced its 2010 associate salary rates, the first major UK firm to do so. Freshfields, which was the first firm to freeze both pay band levels and lawyers’ progression through the bands last year, will lift the freeze on associate lockstep from the new fiscal year. However, the pay...

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Freshfields Develops Global Investigations Practice as Regulatory Concerns Rise

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Posted on February 9, 2010 at 4:02 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has started a global investigations practice to assist multinational corporations on regulatory issues dealing with corruption and financial reporting. It will be a sub-group of the disputes group and will be comprised of 138 lawyers, including 65 partners, across 13 countries. The heads o...

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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 - 1/25/10

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM



Kim & Chang has represented IMM Rosegold Private Equity Fund with the KRW 139.6 billion acquisition by Chiron Inc of a 17.03 percent share in Novelis Korea Co Ltd, the Korean subsidiary of worldwide aluminum manufacturer Novelis Inc. Chiron Inc, a special purpose company established by IMM and two other investors,...

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Deal Watch - 12/23/09

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Posted on December 23, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP advised Wai Yuen Tong Medicine on a securities exchange partial offer that has increased its share in LeRoi Holdings from 29 percent to 49 percent. The company acquired 1.464 billion shares from the other Leroi Holdings shareholders.--Freshfields represented the underwriters of the US$...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/21/09

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Posted on December 21, 2009 at 4:12 PM



Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP has appointed Guohua (Annie) Wu to corporate partner at their Beijing office. Wu is an expert in complex business transactions, particularly in and involving China. She is a Chinese native and has had legal training in both China and the United States, with licenses to practice ...

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