Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Homburger have advised state-owned ChemChina on its $43 billion bid to buy over Swiss agribusiness company Syngenta, the biggest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has opened a representative office in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone as it looks to strengthen ties with lawyers and firms in mainland China.
Sidley Austin, White & Case, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) have secured lead roles on General Electric Co’s sale of its appliance business to China’s Haier Group for $5.4 billion
Latham, Irell & Manella, lead on Dalian Wanda’s $3.5 bln purchase of Hollywood’s Legendary EntertainmentIrell & Manella, a firm based in California, has advised China’s Dalian Wanda Group on its $3.5 billion cash acquisition of U.S. production
Swiftly following new offices opened in Shanghai and Kunming, Chengdu-based Tahota Law Firm has launched another office in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C.
|Haiwen nabs corporate specialist from Latham & WatkinsBeijing-based Haiwen & Partners has recruited transactional attorney Guiping Lu as a partner for its corporate practice in Shenzhen. Previously, he was an of counsel with the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins. Full Article|
|STB, Davis Polk on mammoth agribusiness dealSimpson Thacher & Bartlett and Homburger have advised state-owned ChemChina on its $43 billion bid to buy over Swiss agribusiness company Syngenta, the biggest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company. Full Article|
|China to allow banks to directly invest in high-growth tech firmsChina is planning a pilot programme to allow selected commercial banks to set up equity investment arms to take direct stakes in technology firms, people familiar with the matter said Full Article|
|North Asia Deals: Week of Feb 1MHM, TMI star in Toyota’s buyout of Daihatsu, Latham & Watkins features on Ctrip’s investment in India’s MakeMyTrip, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Week of Feb 1Pillsbury adds IP partner in Shanghai, BLP boosts Dubai office with two partner hires, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. Full Article|
|Pillsbury adds patent expert from Perkins Coie to Shanghai officePillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired patent litigator Dr. Jack Ko as an IP partner at its Shanghai office from Perkins Coie. Full Article|
|State of the Market: Singapore & Hong KongThe beginning of the year is the ideal time to take stock of how the last 12 months have been for a legal market, key trends witnessed, and how some of the important players are doing. The State of the... Full Article|
|Arms around the world As Chinese law firms find their business growing overseas, they are looking to increase their reach by joining global legal networks. And given China’s economic clout, these legal networks are beefing up efforts to find members from the country as... Full Article|
|One Belt, One Road, Many RisksWith the “One Belt, One Road” concept being heavily promoted by the government, Chinese companies are going global with much gusto. Full Article|
|Winds of changeThe Yangtze River Delta adapts to a new normal Full Article|
|ALB 2016 Firms to Watch 20 Jan 16 To kick off 2016, ALB presents our list of small-and midsized law firms to watch.|
|2015 China top 15 in-house teams 18 Dec 15 In its annual ranking, ALB picks China’s 15 leading in-house teams on the basis of complexity of work done, innovation employed, and industry influence.|
|ALB Asia TOP 50 Largest Law firms 19 Nov 15 Dacheng Law Offices, Beijing Yingke Law Firm, Zhong Yin Law Firm and DeHeng Law Offices are among the five largest law firms in Asia, apart from being the largest in China.|