Deal Watch 6/29/12

by: Stephen Oliwa

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM



       A&G Advise MarubeniAllen & Gledhill advised Marubeni Corp on its acquisition of a $237 million dollar stake in Singapore based reinsurer ACR Capital Holdings Pte. The Japanese trading company now owns 22% of ACR. Allen &Gledhill partner Andrew Ang advised Marubeni on the deal.        Shook Lin Advise ...

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Delistings in NASDAQ: A Growing Trend

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Posted on June 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is advising private equity fund CDH China Growth Capital Fund II LP on it’s planned acquisition of Nasdaq-listed CNinsure Inc.  This follows the recent trend of delistings from the exchange.  CDH China Growth Capital Fund II LP is working with TPG Capital, a US private equity firm, togethe...

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Weil Gotshal & Manges Snags Four-Partner Funds Team from Clifford Chance

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Posted on June 13, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Weil Gotshal & Manges have acquired a four-partner funds team from Clifford Chance.  Nick Benson, Nigel Clark, Ed Gander and Jonathan Kandel have all moved from Clifford Chance to Weil Gotshal & Manges to establish a funds formation practice in the firm’s New York office.  This establishment is a major move towa...

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MGM China: Biggest Hong Kong IPO in 2011

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



As recently mentioned in the New York Times, the joint deal between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, daughter of Hong Kong casino mogul Stanley Ho and chairwoman of MGM China, hit $1.5 billion in it’s first public offering.  Shares of MGM China will be priced at $15.34 (HKD), $1.97 USD.  Based on it’s total proce...

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Deal Watch - 2/23/11

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM



Baker & McKenzie is advising Cascade Coal shareholders in the approximately A$500 million (US$507m) sale of Cascade Coal, owner of the Mt Penny Coal Project in the Western Coalfields of New South Wales, to White Energy Company Limited, a mid-tier coal company focusing on cleaner coal technology. The sale agreement w...

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Deal Watch - 11/3/2010

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Posted on November 3, 2010 at 2:11 AM



Allen & Overy has acted as US counsel to a syndicate of underwriters in respect of the IPO on the SGX-ST of Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP), one of the largest providers of modern logistics facilities in China and Japan. The syndicate consists of Citigroup and JP Morgan as joint global coordinators and unde...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 5/13/2010

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM



Clifford Chance has promoted five Asia-based lawyers to partner as part of its annual promotions.  Cameron Hassall (arbitration & commercial litigation, Hong Kong), Leng-Fong Lai (capital markets and structured finance, Tokyo), Ho Han Ming (funds & corporate, Singapore), James Abbott (dispute resolution & li...

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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 - 12/02/09

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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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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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