Deal Watch - 11/18/09

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Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented a Goldman Sachs International, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, JP Morgan Securities Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as initial purchasers in regards to Noble Group Limited’s Rule 144A/Reg S global offering worth US$850 million. Hong Kong-based ...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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Deal Watch - 11/10/09

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Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Clifford Chance has represented Affinity Equity Partners in one of the private equity buyouts completed in China, its acquisition of a 94.2 percent stake in Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technologies Co Ltd, valued at US$200 million.  The stake was acquired through Beijing Leader & Harvest Electric Technolog...

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Asian Economies Beckon the Bravest

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Posted on November 7, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Asian economies have suffered in the worldwide economic downturn as much as any other. Add that to the reforms that countries like China are undergoing in an attempt to open their markets to foreign investors, and it’s easy to understand the wary eye that US lawyers might cast on China and its unpredictable markets for ...

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Deal Watch - 11/04/09

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:11 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has assisted OCBC Bank in regards to its acquisition of ING Asia Private Bank worth US$1.46 billion from ING Bank. Partners Kay Ian Ng, Jack Wang, Melissa Thomas, David Higgins, and Elaine Williams led the team.-Latham & Watkins has advised DBS Bank Ltd, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corpor...

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Deal Watch - 11/03/09

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Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:11 PM



Baker & McKenzie has represented major Chinese investment group Guangdong Rising Asset Management Co Ltd with its acquisition of a 19.9 percent interest in PanAust Limited, valued at A$215 million.  Lawyers from the Melbourne, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Beijing offices helped to advise, with partners John Mollard, Lewi...

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Deal Watch - 10/15/09

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Posted on October 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM



WongPartnership LLP also represented DMX Technologies Group Limited in relation to its proposed allotment and issue of over 588 million new shares, valued at about S$188.41 million, to KDDI Corporation.  Partner Raymond Tong was the main adviser. -Allen & Gledhill LLP has advised K-REIT Asia Management Limited in co...

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Deal Watch - 10/15/09

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Posted on October 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM



Baker & McKenzie acted as Hong Kong and US counsel to China South City Holdings Limited for its global share offering.  It is valued at HK$3.15 billion and the proceeds from that will be mostly used for the development of the second stage of its Shenzhen trade center and to develop projects on Nanchang and Nanning. ...

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Deal Watch - 8/19/09

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Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM



Clifford Chance advised China Construction Bank (Asia) in its acquistion of AIG Finance (Hong Kong) Limited.  China Construction Bank will purchase AIG Finance Limited's outstanding shares for US$70 million.  This deal will expand China Construction Bank's consumer finance business.  AIG Finance Limited is the consumer ...

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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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