Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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Deal Watch - 3/26/2010

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Posted on March 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has assisted London-based Diageo, the world’s largest alcoholic beverage company, on the purchase of a controlling stake in Chengdu Yingsheng Investment Holding, the controller of Sichuan ShuiJingFang Co Ltd, and the following general tender offer for the outstanding shares of Sichuan SJF,...

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Deal Watch - 3/15/2010

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



O'Melveny has advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co as joint bookrunners in the US$105 million follow-on public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of Duoyuan Global Water Inc, a leading domestic water treatment equipment supplier. Duoyuan issued and sold 2.76 million ADSs and ...

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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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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/12/09

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Posted on December 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM



White & Case LLP has promoted Simon Collins, a Tokyo-based lawyer, to partner in the Global Asset Finance Practice. He is an English-qualified lawyer and focuses on advising clients on a wide range of finance transactions, including project and asset finance, structured lending and leasing and commercial shipping t...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/17/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 3:11 AM



Mallesons Stephen Jaques has appointed Neil Kaplan CBE, QC, SBS, who joined the firm November 5, 2009 as International Arbitration Adviser at its Hong Kong office, as leading arbitrator.  His distinguished career includes over 40 years worth of experience in dispute resolution, and during the past 14 years he has solely...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 10/29/09

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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Mao Rong, corporate counsel to Kodak in China, has joined the Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP at its Beijing office. Rong was at Kodak for a decade as a member of the Kodak’s leadership team and as Director of Legal Affairs for the Asia Pacific region. As a member of the leadership team, she worked closely with the manag...

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Deal Watch - 10/22/09

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM



Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP assisted Merrill Lynch Far East Limited, as placing agent, in regards to the top-up placement of 80 million shares of Tianneng Power International Limited, and the placement of 30.8 million shares of Tianneng Power by management shareholders, collectively valued at about ...

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Deal Watch - 9/30/09

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Posted on September 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM



Allen & Gledhill LLP is advising Genting Singapore PLC in one of the largest rights issues announced in Singapore this year. Genting Sinagpore plans to launch a one-for-five rights issue of more than 2 billion shares and expects to raise up to S$1.63 billion. The transaction will be completed in October 2009. Repres...

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Deal Watch - 5/28/09

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Posted on May 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Clifford Chance has advised Kookmin Bank, Korea’s largest bank, on Asia’s first covered bond offering.  The issuance is worth US$1billion.  Tokyo-based partner Peter Kilner and counsel Leng-Fong Lai as well as Hong Kong-based partner Alex Lloyd led the firm’s advisement team.Baker & McKenzie has advised ITOCHU Corpo...

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