Deals Watch 8/17/2012

by: Sujin Park

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM



Clifford Chance Advises China Development bankClifford Chance advised the joint lead managers on China Development Bank’s (CDB) 2.5 billion yuan ($390 million) dim sum bond issuances. This includes 1.5 billion yuan 2.95 percent bonds due 2015 and 1 billion yean 4.3 percent bonds due 2032. The transaction is important as...

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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 6/15/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 8:06 PM



        New PE Counsel at Paul Weiss HKSpencer Park has joined Paul Weiss’ Hong Kong office as counsel to their private equity and M&A team. Park was previously group general counsel and an executive director at Asia Pacific Land, a senior vice president of real estate finance Asia at Capmark Japan KK, counsel with ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions 5/18/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM



       New HK Head for O’MelvenyDavid Johnson, previously a capital markets specialist at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City, California has relocated to the firms Hong Kong office after being appointed to be the new head of O’Melveny’s Hong Kong branch. Johnson was formerly the head of O’Melveny’s transactions depar...

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Deal Watch 4/20/12

by: Melissa Katsoris

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:04 PM



       GT Capital Jumps on Market DebutGT Capital Holdings Inc, company of Philippine banking tycoon George Ty, jumped on its market debut last week. The company’s IPO was valued at $500 million, the country’s first IPO this year, and second largest ever. The stock increased to 500 pesos from its IPO price of 455 pesos,...

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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 - 6/13/2011

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM



Clifford Chance advised BlackRock with respect to its first two Asian fixed income exchanged traded funds launched on the SGX.  BlackRock is a global fixed income exchanged traded fund provider.  The new iShares JP Morgan US$ Asia Credit Bond Index ETF and the new iShares Barclays Capital Asia Local Currency Bond Index ...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 4/13/2011

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Posted on April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM



Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison have strengthened their practice capabilities in China. This has been accomplished with the addition of Gary Li to the firm’s China Practice management team. Li, a corporate partner based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, concentrates on a large scale of China-related transactio...

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Deal Watch - 9/9/2010

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Posted on September 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM



Shearman & Sterling, led by Hong Kong capital markets partner Matthew Bersani, represented the Aditya Birla Group (ABG) on the two-phased restructuring of its cement business completed on August 26th, 2010. In the first phase, the cement business of Grasim Industries Limited, a part of ABG, was demerged into Samrudd...

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