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 7/20/12

by: Ardavan Sepehr

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM



Jade & Fountain Hires 2 New PartnersJade & Fountain hired corporate partners Winston Li in their Shanghai office and Brad Shu in their Beijing office. Li previously worked at Horizon Law Firm, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, and Thacher Proffitt & Wood before joining Jade & Fountain. He has experience with fina...

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Mergers and Acquisitions of the first half of 2012

by: Kavita Maini

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM



Though the first half of 2012 proved to be disappointing for Mergers and Acquisitions activity, there seems to be signs indicating there can be a significant rebound in prospering sectors. For example, while Asia Pacific M&A fell 5.9 percent outbound M&A from China increased 16.7 percent with a majority of inves...

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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 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       Hong Kong Exchange Clearing Market Offers $2.2 Billion for London Metal ExchangeThe Hong Kong Exchange & Clearings Market (HKEx) have recently proposed a cash offer of $2.2 billion to buy the London Metal Exchange (LME). Allen & Overy London and Hong Kong based representatives assisted HKEx on this deal. ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



        New PE Counsel at Paul Weiss HKSpencer Park has joined Paul Weiss’ Hong Kong office as counsel to their private equity and M&A team. Park was previously group general counsel and an executive director at Asia Pacific Land, a senior vice president of real estate finance Asia at Capmark Japan KK, counsel with ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       Gide China Hires New PartnersGide Loyrette Nouel has hired Fan Jiannian and Liu Yue as partners at their Shanghai and Beijing offices. The two partners specialize in M&A, Finance, Energy, and PPP projects, working in numerous sectors including automotives, manufacturing, appliances and industrial gas.        ...

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Deal Watch 5/25/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM



       Alibaba.com Financing to PrivatizeWith the assistance of six law firms, Alibaba.com Ltd engaged in a $3 billion financing to privatize their company. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, HSBC, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group were the underwriters of the deal. A White & Ca...

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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 4/5/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:04 PM



       DBS’s Danamon Deal DBS Group Holding, Southeast Asia’s biggest bank, agreed to pay S$9.1 billion (US$7.24 billion) for Indonesia’s Bank Danamon in shares and cash. WongPartnership in Singapore, Hadiputranto of Indonesia, and Hadinoto & Partners advised DBS on this transaction that will make DBS Indonesia’s fi...

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