Singapore Accepting Applications for QFLP licenses

by: Audrey Yung

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM



Those in the Asian legal world are waiting for the Singaporean Attorney General’s announcement of firms that are approved for a Qualifying Foreign Law Practices (QFLP) license in Singapore.  The first of group of firms permitted to practice local law in December, 2008 were Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smi...

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Deals of the Week 11/30/2012

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM



Sullivan & Cromwell is representing Ally Financial Inc (US) in the sale of operations in Europe and Latin America and its share in a joint venture in China to General motors financial company Inc (US) for approximately US$4.2 billion. Partners C Andrew Gerlach and Jay Clayton led the transaction which was announced ...

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Deal Watch 11/21/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Norton Rose advises DTAC in Thailand                                                                                                                                                      Norton Rose helped Total Access Communication (DTAC) on loans totaling $1.3 billion dollars. Total Access Communication will use the lo...

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Deal Watch July 13

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM



Paul Weiss Advises Carlyle GroupPaul Weiss advised Carlyle Group LP in its acquisition of Mandarin Hotel Holdings. Carlyle bought 49% of the companies stock and effectively controls the company. Mandarin Hotels owned and operated 25 hotels across China. The Paul Weiss team was lead by partner Jeanette Chan, who received...

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Deal Watch 7/6/2012

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 6:07 PM



        Latham & Watkins Advises SinochemLatham & Watkins advised Sinochem International Pte. Ltd. on its acquisition of a stake in Jiangsu Sinogchem Technology. Chemical and rubber manufacturer Sinochem now controls 40% of Jiangsu, and plans to take over 61% of the company, costing approximately $450 million. L...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 6/22/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:06 PM



       RHT Law Taylor Wessing 2 New HiresRHT hired Govindarajalu Asokan and Mimi Oh. Asokan is a very experienced shipping lawyer, with 33 years of experience in commercial litigation, shipping, arbitration, tax, banking and various business transactions. Oh has 18 years of experience in litigation and ran her own pract...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 4/2/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM



       Foley Hires Co-Chair from Pryor CashmanSelig Sacks, former co-chair of Pryor Cashman’s China practice and head of  it’s corporate group, was hired by Foley & Lardner as their new co-chair for their U.S. –China corporate practice. This move will bolster Foley’s transactional and securities practice with Sacks ...

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Deal Watch 3/30/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM



            Far East Horizon Share SaleFar East Horizon, a financial leasing subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Sinochem Group, sold its new shares worth $371 million. Paul Hastings advised this share sale with a team headed by Hong Kong–based partners Raymond Li and Chris Betts along with support from associate Anthony ...

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Deal Watch 3/27/2012

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM



       National Bank of Abu Dhabi Dollar BondClifford Chance and Allen & Overy are currently advising the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the largest bank by market value in the United Arab Emirates, on a $750 million five year bond. Barclays, HSBC, UBS, and NBAD are the bookrunners for this deal. The bond priced at 190...

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Possible Trend? King & Wood and Mallesons talk Merger

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM



This past week, the Chinese firm, King & Wood, and the Australian firm, Mallesons, are talking about forming an alliance in response to the growing integration of the Chinese and Australian economies.With Australia controlling and producing a noticeable amount of the world's natural resources, Chinese investors h...

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