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Anglo-American firm DLA Piper has welcomed restructuring specialist Matthew Worth as a partner at its Hong Kong office from Linklaters, where he was a counsel.
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Linklaters is advising Cathay Pacific Airways on its HK$39 billion ($5 billion) Hong Kong government-backed recapitalisation plan, aimed at shoring up the city’s flag-carrier at a time when airlines globally have been hit by a travel slump triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Linklaters has advised Charoen Pokphand Group on its purchase of British retailer Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia for $10.6 billion. Tesco was counselled by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy.
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White & Case has hired banking specialist Charles McConnell as a local partner in Singapore from Linklaters, where he was a counsel.
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White & Case has advised the main sponsor of the $3 billion project financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects in Taiwan, with Watson Farley & Williams and Linklaters counselling the lenders.
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Sidley Austin has hired M&A lawyer Parthiv Rishi as a partner in Singapore from Linklaters, where he spent more than 15 years, and most recently led that firm’s private equity practice in Southeast Asia.
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Linklaters has hired Andrew Payne, who specialises in distressed M&A, debt and special situations, as a partner in the firm’s Singapore office from DLA Piper.
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Baker McKenzie’s Singapore member firm, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, has hired capital markets specialist Xavier Amadei as a local principal from Linklaters, where he was a counsel.
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Morrison & Foerster has appointed project finance lawyer Tessa Davis in Singapore from Linklaters, where she headed the energy practice for the office in the city-state.
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Herbert Smith Freehills and Adnan Sundra & Low have advised Australian developer Lendlease on its securing of a 2.15 billion ringgit ($527 million) financing facility for a mixed integrated development in Kuala Lumpur, with Zul Rafique & Partners, Allens and Linklaters advising the lenders.