U.S. firms Arent Fox, Schiff Hardin will merge to form $475 mln revenue firm

BY Reuters |

Arent Fox and Schiff Hardin will merge in a deal set to take effect March 1, the pair said in a statement on Wednesday.

OMM, Latham advise on $850 mln deal for ‘Parasite’ firm

BY Aparna Sai |

​​​​​​​O'Melveny & Myers (OMM) has advised Korean entertainment company CJ ENM on its $850 million acquisition of a majority stake in U.S. content studio Endeavor Content, which was represented by Latham & Watkins.

Latham, ACCRALAW advise on Philippine fintech firm’s $300 mln funding round

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and ACCRALAW have advised U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus as one of the investors in the $300 million funding round of the Philippines’ Mynt.

Latham, Links, CAM, SAM act on PB Fintech’s $770 mln market debut

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian financial services platform PB Fintech on its 57-billion-rupee ($770 million) initial public offering, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters representing the book running lead managers.

Khaitan, AZB, K Law, Desai & Diwanji advise on $490 mln India solar power deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and K Law have advised Reliance New Energy Solar (RNESL) and Reliance Industries (RIL) on RNESL’s 36-billion-rupee ($489 million) acquisition of stake in Sterling & Wilson Solar which was represented by Desai & Diwanji.

HSF, STB, WSGR advise on $1 bln investment in Chinese renewables firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have advised various investors on a $1 billion investment in Chinese green energy firm Envision Energy International, which was represented by Fangda Partners.

CC advises on $2.7 bln Taiwan offshore wind farm acquisition

BY Aparna Sai |

Clifford Chance has advised Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its $2.7 billion joint investment with France’s Cathay PE to acquire 50 percent of the Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan from Denmark’s Ørsted.

Bakers, R&T act on $695 mln cross-border renewable energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has represented Portugal’s EDP Renewables (EDPR) on its S$937 million ($695 million) acquisition of a stake in Southeast Asian green energy firm Sunseap, which was advised by Rajah & Tann.

SAM, Latham, Khaitan, Shearman act on India’s largest IPO

BY Asian Legal Business |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and Latham & Watkins have advised Indian payments firm Paytm on its 183-billion-rupee ($2.4 billion) initial public offering, with Khaitan & Co and Shearman & Sterling advising the underwriters.

AZB advises Indian beauty firm Nykaa on $711 mln IPO

BY Asian Legal Business |

AZB & Partners has counselled Indian cosmetics-to-fashion platform Nykaa on its $711 million initial public offering on the BSE and NSE, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Sidley Austin advising the lead managers, and Trilegal representing the selling shareholders.

JunHe, Links, Bakers act on Yue Xiu’s $656 mln privatisation of Chong Hing

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

​​​​​​​JunHe and Linklaters have advised China’s Yue Xiu Enterprises on the $656 million privatisation of Hong Kong-listed Chong Hing Bank, which was advised by Baker McKenzie.

Ashurst, Latham advise on Charoen Pokphand’s $900 mln proposed privatisation

BY Mari Iwata |

Latham & Watkins is advising Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) on the proposed privatisation of its Hong Kong-listed arm, CP Pokphand (CPP), with Ashurst advising a shareholder, Japan’s Itochu.