New Freshfields MP Plans For Increased Competition From US Firms

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Posted on February 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM



In anticipation of increased competition from US competitors in equity markets and M&A, freshly minted Freshfield’s managing partner Robert Ashworth has made plans to increase the firm’s Asia operations. There are no definite plans for official office openings; however, Ashworth said his plans were particularly focu...

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Deal Watch - 1/18/11

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Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM



Allen & Overy is advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd (BTMU), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) and MUFG subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc (MUSI), in their acquisition of a portfolio of project finance assets from Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS). The portfolio...

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Partner Moves - 1/17/11

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 5:01 PM



The head of King & Wood’s taxation practice Stephen Nelson has made a lateral move to join DLA Piper in Hong Kong as a new partner of its Asian tax practice. In addition to heading King & Wood’s tax practice, Nelson was also the co-head of the PRC firm’s corporate group. Nelson, who has practiced in China for mo...

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Deal Watch - 12/15/10

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Posted on December 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM



Clifford Chance advised HSBC in the asset purchase agreement for the sale of its Asian wholesale banknotes business to United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) for a total consideration of US$15 million in cash. As part of the agreement, HSBC will also license to UOB the technology system used in connection with its Asian who...

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Deal Watch - 12/9/2010

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Posted on December 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the joint international lead managers -comprising of Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, UBS AG Hong Kong Branch, KKR Capital Markets LLC and Deutsche Bank AG Hong Kong Branch – in respect of the US$448 million IPO and HKSE listing of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd, the largest...

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Deal Watch - 9/14/2010

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Posted on September 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM



Allen & Overy, led by Hong Kong-based US law partner James Grandolfo, has advised UBS AG as the sole lead manager on issuing US$500m 6.5 percent guaranteed notes due 2017 by Alliance Global Group Cayman Islands Inc. The issue was guaranteed by Alliance Global Group Inc, one of the Philippines' largest conglomerates ...

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Deal Watch- 6/17/10

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Posted on June 17, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Clifford Chance has advised Barclays Capital, CIMB and HSBC as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners in respect of the Government of Malaysia’s US$1.25 billion 3.928 percent sukuk-al-ijara certificates, which were issued on 4 June 2010 and are due in 2015. The deal represents the lowest absolute yield achieved by an...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/4/2010

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM



Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has hired Maurice Hoo as a partner and co-head of the firm’s global Private Equity practice. Hoo was a partner at Paul Hastings for five years before this and had headed the China private equity practice there. He brings with him a client base comprised of some of the world’s top e...

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Freshfields and King & Wood Capture Top Awards at the ALB China Law Awards

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Posted on April 28, 2010 at 11:04 PM



In recognition of the bumper crop of M&A and equity market deals worked on over the past year, Freshfields won three awards at the ALB China Law Awards: won M&A Deal of the Year, Equity Market Deal of the Year and International Law Firm of the Year.The firm seized its M&A and Equity Market Deal Awards for it...

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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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