SoftBank and Sprint make a $20 Billion Deal

by: Sujin Park

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM



Sprint Nextel is selling 70 percent of its stock to a leading Japanese telecommunications company, SoftBank. The $20 billion deal consists of a a newly issued Sprint stock that worth $8 billion as well as a $12.1 billion existing stock from other Sprint investors at a premium. Many analysts were surprised by the deal as...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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Deal Watch - 5/20/09

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Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:05 PM



Allen & Overy advised Deutsche Bank, HSBC and J.P. Morgan on a Rule 144A/Reg S $1.5 billion bond offering for Hutchison Whampoa.  Partners David Johnson and Mark Roppel were part of Allen & Overy’s advisory team.  The deal constitutes the largest global bond issued by an Asian corporation in 2009.Latham & Wa...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 2/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM



David K. Cho, based in Hong Kong, has joined Orrick as of counsel and associate. He concentrates on corporate transactions like cross-border M&A, and corporate financings. He has a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a B.A from University of California, Los Angeles.In MoFo, Paul McKenzie has become managing pa...

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Billable Hours May Be Disappearing

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM



“This is the time to get rid of the billable hour,” said Evan R. Chesler, a presiding partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in a January 29 New York Times article which speculates that the current economic contraction may push firms to consider changing their billing style. Corporations are no longer as willing to dis...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/22/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM



Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Beijing office welcomes Sherry Yin as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Within China, Hong Kong and US markets, Yin is known for her forte in corporate structuring and restructuring, M&As, venture capital investments, and securities matters. Prior to Morrison & Foerster, ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/12/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 12, 2008 at 11:12 PM



MoFo has recently moved real estate partner, Mark Brooks, to their Hong Kong office, signaling their effort to grow their real estate practice in Greater China.  Mr. Brooks’ practice focuses on real estate and private equity transactions throughout Asia.  Such transactions include acquisitions, development projects and ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 12/9/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 11:12 PM



K&L Gates LLP as appointed Louis Meng as a partner in the firm’s corporate, M&A and securities practice. Meng worked previously with DLA Piper and has over ten years of experience with other international law firms in both Beijing and Shanghai. His practice centers around cross-border investments in Chinese comp...

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Deal Watch - 11/4/08

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 4:11 PM



•    Morrison & Foerster LLP has advised Deutsche Bank and China Merchant Securities in the joint financing of Hong Kong-listed Enric Energy Equipment Holdings Ltd. The acquisition from major shareholder, China International Marine Containers Co. Ltd. is estimated at $1.2 billion. Partners Xiaohu Ma and Tien-yo Chao...

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