Deal Watch 5/31/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM



       Clifford Chance Advises Asian Development Bank on Pipeline DealClifford Chance advised the Asian Development Bank on a number of agreements with regards to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project. The pipeline could cost between $10 billion and $12 billion to construct, and would ...

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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Possible Trend? King & Wood and Mallesons talk Merger

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



This past week, the Chinese firm, King & Wood, and the Australian firm, Mallesons, are talking about forming an alliance in response to the growing integration of the Chinese and Australian economies.With Australia controlling and producing a noticeable amount of the world's natural resources, Chinese investors h...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 6/6/2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



McDermott Will & Emery will be moving Frank Schoneveld, a senior Brussels antitrust partner to its Chinese alliance firm.  Schoneveld will be joining McDermott Will & Emery’s China Law Offices, based in Shanghai, on May 30th.  McDermott Will & Emery, China, was started in January 2007 with two partners from ...

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PRC and US Firms Take Aim in Hong Kong

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Posted on May 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM



As capital markets continues to boom in Hong Kong, firms from mainland China and the US are starting to fight for a piece of the market.  Shanghai-based, AllBright Law is the most recent PRC firm to enter the market, following in the footsteps of King & Wood, Jun he Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm. AllBright par...

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ALB China Law Awards 2011 Winners

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Posted on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM



ALB China Law awards were held in the middle of April and the winners have been announced!Among the many categories, a few notable winners in the Law Firm of the Year categories include, King & Wood (Banking), Baker & McKenzie (International Arbitration), Fangda (PE) and CCPIT (IP), to name a few. Also winners ...

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Partner Moves - 2/15/2011

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Posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM



Morrison & Foerster announced that that leading international tax Partner, Eric Roose, will join the firm's Tokyo office. Mr. Roose will be moving from White & Case's Tokyo office along with a tax team that includes: Of Counsel Michael Shikuma and two Japanese tax specialists (zeirishi), Yasuo Igarashi and Tak...

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Partner Moves and Deals Rock Atsumi, King & Wood

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Posted on February 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM



Less than a year after forming their alliance, King & Wood and Swiss firm SG Fafalen are now parting ways. The firms’ motivations for this move are yet unclear, however, SG Falafen did announce the following statement: ““After unsuccessfully attempting to combine our culture and operations with [King & Wood], we...

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