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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Top law firm Partners defect to local PRC firms: A wave of the future?

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Posted on May 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Two high-ranking partners of US and UK law firms have joined local Chinese firms recently, Clifford Chance capital markets partner Rupert Li, who moved to Beijing's King & Wood and Lovells Beijing Managing Partner Robert Lewis who joined Shanghai's Albright Law Offices. Formerly Chief Representative of Clifford Chan...

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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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Four PRC Firms in China M&A Top Ten

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Posted on March 20, 2010 at 4:03 AM



Commerce & Finance, DeHeng, Tian Yuan and King & Wood have all ranked in the top ten of the mergermarket’s 2009 table of legal advisers to Greater China M&A, with Commerce & Finance being the top ranked firm.According to mergermarket, last year’s largest M&A deal was China Yangtze Power’s US$15 bill...

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Deal Watch - 12/23/09

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Posted on December 23, 2009 at 7:12 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP advised Wai Yuen Tong Medicine on a securities exchange partial offer that has increased its share in LeRoi Holdings from 29 percent to 49 percent. The company acquired 1.464 billion shares from the other Leroi Holdings shareholders.--Freshfields represented the underwriters of the US$...

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King & Wood Merge with Arculli Fong & Ng

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Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:07 PM



Since April 2006, when it opened a firm in Hong Kong, King & Wood has been looking to gain the right to practice Hong Kong law. Now, after the completion of a merger with Arculli Fong & Ng, it is the first PRC firm allowed to practice Hong Kong law and subsequently the first to offer its clients dual capability ...

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Office Openings - 6/24/09

by: Tajah Patel

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM



King & Wood and Dacheng will become the first two Beijing firms to each have two offices in Shandong. King & Wood is set to open an office in Jinan to work with its Qingdao office to serve clients throughout Shandong. Dacheng, meanwhile, will open an office in Qingdao with a focus on foreign investment, internat...

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Deal Watch - 5/5/09

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 7:05 PM



Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Simpson Thacher all have been brought in to advice on Chinalco’s US $21bn financing of mining giant Rio Tinto.  The acquisition, which is still pending shareholder approval, would be the largest ever outbound investment by a Chinese company.  Bruce Schulberg and Stephen Harder led the Cli...

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