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Baker McKenzie and Farooq & Associates have advised Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power on its $642 million financing of a 718 MW gas-fired thermal power generation project in the South Asian country, with Clifford Chance and Dr. Kamal Hussain & Associates representing the lenders.
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Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.
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Baker McKenzie has appointed leveraged finance specialist Kenneth Ching as a partner in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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Anglo-American firm DLA Piper has strengthened its Bangkok office with the hire of Waranon Vanichprapa and Samata Masagee as partners from Baker McKenzie and Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, respectively.
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Baker McKenzie has grown its financing and infrastructure offering with the hire of Jae-Hyon Ahn as a partner in Seoul from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Tokyo office, where he was an of counsel.
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Eversheds Harry Elias (EHE), the Singapore office of Eversheds Sutherland, has strengthened its disputes practice after hiring former Baker McKenzie partner Weiyi Tan.
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Recently elected as Baker McKenzie’s first Asian global chair, Milton Cheng has ambitious plans to grow the firm’s Mainland China presence, while maintaining a steady commitment to the Hong Kong market.
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Paul Hastings has advised South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. on its $530 million acquisition of the Cariflex business unit of U.S. chemical maker Kraton Corporation, which was represented by Baker McKenzie.
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Baker McKenzie and Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm have advised China Yangtze Power Company on its $3.59 billion purchase of Sempra Energy's Peruvian businesses, with White & Case representing the seller.
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Milton Cheng, the managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s Hong Kong office has been elected as the next chair of the firm, the first lawyer from Asia to take on the role in the firm’s history.