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UK firm Ashurst has added project finance expert Andrew Roche as a partner in Singapore from Latham & Watkins.

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Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.
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Latham & Watkins has hired M&A specialist Hiroaki (Hiro) Takagi as a partner in Tokyo from Nishimura & Asahi, where he spent more than 15 years.
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White & Case has hired Tim Fourteau and Jamie Franklin as partners in Singapore from Latham & Watkins, where they were both counsel.
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White-collar crime specialist Kaede Toh has joined Latham & Watkins’ Tokyo office as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where she spent nearly two decades.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised China’s Huya on agreement to buy live game streaming peer DouYu International. Latham & Watkins has represented Tencent, which is Huya’s biggest shareholder and also owns more than a third of DouYu.
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Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.
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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), Allen & Overy and Dechert advised the Ayala Land-backed AREIT on its $276.65 million IPO, with Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Latham & Watkins representing the lead managers and book runners.
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Acquisition finance specialist Andrew Bishop has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s private equity finance practice in Hong Kong from White & Case.
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Kirkland & Ellis has boosted its debt finance practice group with the appointment of Manas Chandrashekar as a partner in Hong Kong from Latham & Watkins.