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Dentons has hired David Blumenfeld as the head of its Asia-Pacific real estate practice from Paul Hastings, where he held a similar role. He is based in Hong Kong.
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Data has become an increasingly critical part of the way law firms do business, with difficult decisions now being weighed using analytics and information. While lawyers are united on the fact that data is the way forward, firms take different approaches in how they get the best out of the information at hand.
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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Dentons have advised Indian edtech startup Byju’s on its $600 million acquisition of Singapore’s Great Learning, which was counselled by Allen & Gledhill and Infinitus Law.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Tian Yuan Law Firm are advising China’s Youran Dairy on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Sidley Austin and Dentons advising the joint underwriters.
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Dentons has become embroiled in a multi-front legal battle with former partner and longtime Big Law China practitioner Jinshu (John) Zhang, according to federal court documents filed this week, after Zhang and the global mega-firm clashed over client fees.
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Dentons plans to expand its network further in the ASEAN region this year by combining with a firm each in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to recent comments made by Gerald Singham, the firm’s global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO.
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Keith Brandt is managing partner of Dentons Hong Kong, and also acts as head of litigation and dispute resolution. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how he launched the original iteration of the firm nearly two decades ago, his unflinching determination to succeed, and how much he appreciates the lobby team at Starbucks in Jardine House.
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Paul Hastings and Dentons have advised China’s Weihai City Commercial Bank on its $365.3 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Dentons PNG, the Papua New Guinea firm of Dentons, has represented the country in obtaining from its Supreme Court a judgment quashing a $3 billion arbitration claim brought by Independent Timbers and Stevedoring which was advised by Squire Patton Boggs, Manatt, Phelps & Philips and Leahy Lewin Lowing Sullivan.
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Dentons has announced a proposed combination with South Korean firm Lee International, which it says would make it the only international firm with a Korean legal practice.