Recent Newsworthy Asia Deals

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Posted on April 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM



Deal flow is still active throughout Asia, particularly China, the most resilient emerging market in the current global economic downturn.  Included below are some of the most newsworthy capital markets, M&A, energy, private equity and finance deals of 2009 and 2010, with Asia's IPO volume and search for oil and oth...

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Deal Watch - 4/15/2010

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Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 AM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Chinese company Zhejiang Geely Holding Group on its $1.8bn acquisition of Volvo from the Ford Motor Company. This is a landmark deal as it is the first time a major car manufacturer has been taken over by a Chinese company and is also the biggest takeover of a luxury brand so f...

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Deal Watch - 3/15/2010

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



O'Melveny has advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co as joint bookrunners in the US$105 million follow-on public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of Duoyuan Global Water Inc, a leading domestic water treatment equipment supplier. Duoyuan issued and sold 2.76 million ADSs and ...

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White & Case Ends Singapore Alliance

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 6:03 PM



White & Case has decided to end plans to merge with local alliance partner VentureLaw after being one of the six international firms granted a license to practice Singapore law last December. The firm had been allied with VentureLaw since 2003."We have agreed with Venture Law to bring our Singapore formal law allia...

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Deal Watch - 3/1/10

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Posted on March 1, 2010 at 7:03 AM



Morgan Lewis-TMI has acted as international counsel on long time client Sumitomo Corporation’s tender offer to acquire shares of Jupiter Telecommunications to increase its holding to 40%, a position that would make Sumitomo JCOM’s largest stakeholder. Partners Lisa Yano, Kunio Namekata and Ippei Takushima led the advisi...

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Deal Watch - 1/25/10

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM



Kim & Chang has represented IMM Rosegold Private Equity Fund with the KRW 139.6 billion acquisition by Chiron Inc of a 17.03 percent share in Novelis Korea Co Ltd, the Korean subsidiary of worldwide aluminum manufacturer Novelis Inc. Chiron Inc, a special purpose company established by IMM and two other investors,...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 1/12/10

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Posted on January 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM



Shearman & Sterling will merge with Colin Law & Co, a new Hong Kong law practice launched in late December by former O’Melveny & Myers corporate lawyers Colin Law and Peter Chen. The merger will provide Shearman & Sterling’s Hong Kong with a strategic advantage, as it will gain Hong Kong law capability. ...

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Deal Watch - 12/15/09

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Posted on December 16, 2009 at 5:12 AM



DLA Piper has advised full service investment bank Roth Capital Partners LLC as underwriter and sole book runner in connection to the $39.675 million stock offering on NASDAQ by QKL Stores Inc, a leading regional supermarket chain in Northeast China. Partners Rocky Lee and Steven Liu helped advise. DLA Piper has also r...

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Deal Watch - 12/02/09

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Posted on December 3, 2009 at 4:12 AM



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has represented JP Morgan Securities Ltd as sole dealer manager in regards to a cash tender offer by Noble Group Limited to acquire up to approximately US$488 million of its outstanding US$680 million 6.625% senior notes due 2015. The firm’s team was led by Hong Kong-based partner William F...

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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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