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Morrison & Foerster has represented Japan’s SoftBank on a $13 billion merger between OneWeb, a U.S. satellite startup that it backs, and Luxembourg-based operator Intelsat, which turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for advice.
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Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee has handpicked 13 top lawyers to defend him against charges of bribing the South Korean president, nearly all of them former judges or prosecutors, according to the court where one of the richest men in the country will be tried.
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Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has hired Seong Soo Kim, a former presiding judge of the Seoul Central District Court, as a partner in its litigation practice.
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Berwin Leighton Paisner and Ogier have advised Hong Kong-listed property firm CC Land on its $1.4 billion acquisition of London's iconic Leadenhall Building from a joint venture between British Land and Canada’s Oxford Properties.
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Clifford Chance has advised Comcast NBCUniversal on its $2.3 billion purchase of the remaining 49 percent it does not already own in Universal Studios Japan from an investor group that includes Goldman Sachs, which turned to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu for counsel.
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Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has hired corporate specialist Janney Chong as a partner in its Hong Kong office from Sidley Austin.
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U.S. law firm Seyfarth Shaw has opened an office in Hong Kong that will focus on employment law after hiring Julia Gorham from DLA Piper as a partner.
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Hong Kong-based ONC Lawyers has hired Lawrence Yeung as a partner in its intellectual property and technology practice from Boase Cohen & Collins.
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International offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman is rebranding the Codan group of companies, an affiliated fiduciary services company, as Conyers Client Services.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Japan’s Nippon Shokubai on its acquisition of Sirrus, a U.S.-based chemical company, which was represented by Cooley.