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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Representative Partner Moves and Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM



With many moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a shakeup in the makeup of many of the top firms in Asia and the Middle East. Let’s see what has happened since June. [To see January through June 2011 Partner Moves see: Representative Partner Moves & Pro...

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Deal Watch 10/28/11

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Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM



Allen & Gledhill advised Fairmont Raffles Hotels International in the completion of the disposal of 100% of Beach Road Hotel which owned Raffles Hotel Singapore, worth around $275million. Raffles International entered into hotel management contracts with Beach Road Hotel, as a result of this sale. Advising Fairmont ...

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Partner Moves - 3/31/2011

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Posted on March 31, 2011 at 9:03 PM



K&L Gates bolstered its Hong Kong corporate practice with the appointment of Maria Tan Pedersen as a corporate partner. She joins from Howrey, as a transactional and energy lawyer with corporate and commercial practice. Pedersen regularly represents Asian and other international clients in project and commercial fin...

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Partner Moves & Promotions- 8/8/10

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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:08 AM



Clifford Chance litigation partner Denis Brock is leaving the firm after nearly 25 years to join Australian leader Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Hong Kong. The new role will mark Brock's third spell in Hong Kong after he spent five years in the region with CC from 1987 and 1992, before taking on the leadership of the magi...

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Deal Watch - 7/21/2010

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Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Sino-Ocean Land Holdings subsidiary Sino-Ocean Land Capital Finance Limited issued a US$900m of perpetual subordinated convertible securities. The securities are treated as equity, making the negotiation of their terms and conditions complicated because the securities could not be compared to traditional convertible bon...

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Clifford Chance Wins IFLR Asia Firm of the Year

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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 3:03 AM



Clifford Chance won International Law Firm of the Year at the International Financial Law Review’s annual Asia Awards in Hong Kong by working on four of the night’s winning deals and also collecting three team awards. On the other hand, the Most Innovative US Law Firm award went to Sidley Austin for its innovative work...

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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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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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Deal Watch - 9/30/09

by: Tajah Patel

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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