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UK firm Ashurst has strengthened its global markets practice with the hire of Jessica Li as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where she was a counsel.
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​​​​​​​Allen & Overy is representing the government of Cambodia in the country’s first-ever treaty-based Investor-State Dispute Settlement case brought by two Chinese nationals who are being counselled by Hui Zhong Law Firm and Arent Fox, according to reports.
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Allen & Overy has advised Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) on the A$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) sale of stake in its Australian Tower Network (ATN) to Australia’s superannuation fund AustralianSuper, which was represented by Allens.
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Investigative firm Nardello & Co has hired Barry Irwin as the regional head of its EMEA offering. Based in London, he joins from the Singapore office of Allen & Overy, where he worked for more than a decade.
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Skadden has advised Malaysian telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group on the $15 billion merger of its mobile subsidiary Axiata with rival Digi.com, which was represented by Ashurst. Allen & Overy advised Digi’s parent company, Norway’s Telenor.
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Allen & Overy has advised Philippine food maker Monde Nissin Corp on its 48.6-billion-peso ($1 billion) initial public offering, the country's largest-ever listing, with Milbank advising the joint global coordinators.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Assegaf Hamzah & Partners are advising Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek on its planned merger with the country’s e-commerce leader Tokopedia, which is being represented by Allen & Overy.
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Matthew Gearing QC, a former co-head of Allen & Overy’s global arbitration group, and a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is set to join Fountain Court Chambers on May 3.
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O’Melveny & Myers has appointed Nima Amini as the managing partner of its Hong Kong office in place of James Ford, who moved to Allen & Overy.

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Allen & Gledhill, TMI Associates, Haiwen & Partners and YKVN have advised Nanofilm Technologies International on its S$510.1 million ($383.53 million) initial public offering on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST), with Allen & Overy and JunHe counselling the issue managers and bookrunners.