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.
|W&C, DLA on Suzhou Dongshan’s $610 mln acquisition of U.S. circuit producerWhite & Case has represented Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ), one of the world’s biggest suppliers of precision sheet metal components, on its $610 million purchase of U.S.-based circuit maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFlex), which tapped DLA Piper for legal advice. Full Article|
|Paul Weiss, K&E lead on eLong’s $661 mln go-private dealGoulston & Storrs is representing the U.S. interests of eLong, a China-based online and mobile travel platform, in a $661.2 million go-private deal with its parent company China E-Dragon Holdings and an investor group, which tapped Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton... Full Article|
|Mayer Brown, CC star in Beijing Enterprises’ purchase of German waste-to-energy bizMayer Brown JSM has advised Beijing Enterprises Holdings on its acquisition of German firm EEW Energy from Waste Group for approximately 1.4 billion euros ($1.58 billion) from private equity firm EQT, which was represented by Clifford Chance. Full Article|
|North Asia Deals: Week of Feb 8Davis Polk, STB star in ChemChina’s $43 bln buyout of Syngenta, Mayer Brown and CC act on Beijing Enterprises’ acquisition of EEW Energy, and more in this week’s North Asia Deals table. Full Article|
|Skadden, STB, Fenwick star in $408 mln go-private deal for Chinese wind turbine makerSimpson, Thacher & Bartlett has served as U.S. legal counsel to an investor consortium in a $408 million to acquire Guangdong-headquartered China Ming Yang Wind Power Group, which turned to Fenwick & West for advice regarding U.S. laws. Full Article|
|Asia Appointments: Week of Feb 8Stephenson Harwood nabs two partners from Eversheds in Hong Kong, Haiwen hires corporate partner in Shenzhen, and more in this week’s Asia Appointments table. 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.|