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Paul Hastings has hired former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson corporate partners Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen in Hong Kong.
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After a strong showing in 2014, Hong Kong’s IPO market is set to carry the momentum forward into 2015, with a strong pipeline of companies looking to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On the liquidity front, the signs look positive with the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect starting to bear fruit, and the introduction of a similar scheme between Hong Kong and Shenzhen’s stock markets penciled for later this year. Meanwhile, discussion over the hotly debated issue of whether Hong Kong should allow weighted voting rights has continued into 2015. Kanishk Verghese reports
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Paul Hastings and Morrison & Foerster are advising Japanese telecoms group SoftBank Corp on its $1 billion investment in South Korean online retailer Coupang.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Paul Hastings have advised on Chinese furniture and building material retailer Red Star Macalline Group Corp’s $925 million IPO in Hong Kong.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bae Kim & Lee are advising Tesco, the third-largest retailer in the world on the sale of Homeplus, its South Korean arm, to a group led by PE firm MBK Partners for $6.1 billion.
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Future Land issues $250 million of senior notes, KKR takes a majority stake in Avendus Capital, and more in this week's Southeast Asia Deals table.
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Skadden on CMA CGM’s $2.4 bln acquisition of NOL, Conyers, Fangda, Lee & Lee and WongPartnership star in amalgamation of CB Medical Holdings and Biosensors International Group for $781 mln, and more in this week's Southeast Asia deals table.
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Paul Hastings has advised Profit Plus Global in a $1.3 billion (HK$10 billion) deal to buy all shares in SEA Holdings (BVI), which indirectly owns Dah Sing Financial Center, a Grade A commercial building located in Hong Kong’s Wanchai district.
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Paul Hastings has advised South Korean electronics major Samsung Electronics on its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. automotive tech company Harman International Industries, which was represented by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
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Clifford Chance has advised real estate deveoper Eco World International (EWI) on its $580 million IPO and listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, the biggest IPO in the country so far this year.