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 & Promotions 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM



       New HK Head for O’MelvenyDavid Johnson, previously a capital markets specialist at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City, California has relocated to the firms Hong Kong office after being appointed to be the new head of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong branch. Johnson was formerly the head of O’Melveny’s transactions depar...

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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 4/27/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       Sinopec Kantons Holdings AcquisitionSinopec Kantons Holding Ltd. acquired interests in five joint ventures in the PRC from its controlling shareholder, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation for HK$2.22 billion (US$286.1m). Sinopec Kantons also acquired a rights issue valued at HK$ 3.49 billion (US$449.8m). M...

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Deal Watch 9/5/11

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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill advised an association of lenders by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited in their term loan facilities and a bank guarantee facility to Capitol Hotel Management Pte. Ltd. With the proceeds that they received, a refinancing and a bridging loan were taken out by the Capitol Group for the acqui...

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Deal Watch 7/15/11

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Posted on July 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM



Slaughter and May advised the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in their establishment of the Hong Kong Government’s Hong Kong dollar retail bond issueance program. The first issuance under the program includes up to $1.3billion in principal amount of inflation-linked “iBonds” due 2014. These iBonds pay a coupon linked to th...

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Flexible Working Arrangements on the Rise in Asia

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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Asia’s law firms are starting to offer flexible working arrangements, such as adjustable working hours and options to work from home, at a time when firms are freezing salaries and reducing pay. Singapore’s Drew & Napier, Korea’s Yulchon, India’s Khaitan & Co, and Vietnam’s VILAF all let lawyers work from their ...

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Deal Watch - 8/13/09

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Posted on August 14, 2009 at 5:08 AM



Davis Polk, Skadden, Paul, Weiss, and Japanese firms Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu are advising in Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co.’s acquisition of Citigroup’s controlling interest in Nikko Asset Management. This is one of Japan’s largest deals this year, with Nikko Asset Management valu...

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Deal Watch - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM



Freshfields recently advised Grand Point Investment Limited in its 56.1% acquisition of Tianjin Port Company Limited. On the other side, K&L Gates advised Tianjing Port Development Holdings in the deal, which was worth about US$1,807.00 m.Lee & Co advised Shanghai POSCO E&C Real Estate Development while law ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/02/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM



Norton Rose has brought in Donald Francoeur as a senior counsel for its banking and finance practice in Riyadh. Francoeur was formerly at the Qatar firm Gebran Majdalany. He also has previously worked in Canadian firm Fraser Milner Casgrain as well as Stikeman Elliot’s office in Montreal. Norton Rose wants to take advan...

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