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 6/29/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       A&G Advise MarubeniAllen & Gledhill advised Marubeni Corp on its acquisition of a $237 million dollar stake in Singapore based reinsurer ACR Capital Holdings Pte. The Japanese trading company now owns 22% of ACR. Allen &Gledhill partner Andrew Ang advised Marubeni on the deal.        Shook Lin Advise ...

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Deal Watch 5/11/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Felda Global IPOMalaysian palm oil firm Felda Global Ventures Holding is executing what is expected to be the world’s second largest IPO this year next to Facebook. Albar & Partners is acting as their legal adviser on Malaysian law and for the IPO, and Cleary Gottleib is advising the company on U.S. and Engli...

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Deal Watch 5/3/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM



       Automakers Agreement to Develop Electric Vehicles CODA Holdings and China’s Great Wall Motor Company have agreed to co-develop, building, and sell electric vehicles for the North American, Chinese, and European auto markets. Weil advised CODA and King & Wood Mallesons advised Great Wall Motor Company. Weil pa...

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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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MGM China: Biggest Hong Kong IPO in 2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



As recently mentioned in the New York Times, the joint deal between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, daughter of Hong Kong casino mogul Stanley Ho and chairwoman of MGM China, hit $1.5 billion in it’s first public offering.  Shares of MGM China will be priced at $15.34 (HKD), $1.97 USD.  Based on it’s total proce...

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ALB Japan Law Awards: Nominations Announced

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 6:03 PM



Rivalry arose amongst Tokyo based international firms on the night of nights for Japan’s legal fraternity: The ALB Japan Law Awards, 2011. Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, and Nishimura & Asahi – Japan’s four big law firms competed for top spot in up to 18 ...

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Citi Expands Investor Sales Teams Across Asia-Pacific

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Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM



Citigroup has hired several key employees in order to strengthen its investor sales across the Asia-Pacific. These hirings include Smith Smithangura, Jeff Zhang, Dehua Shen, and Stephenni Xie.Smithangura has joined as a director in Citi’s Singapore office. He will work closely with G10 rates sales and onshore inv...

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