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Silicon Valley law firm Cooley has hired fund formation expert Sean Murphy as a partner in Singapore from fellow U.S. firm Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel.
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Shearman & Sterling, Fangda Partners and Tian Yuan Law Firm have advised Chinese cancer cell therapy developer JW Therapeutics on its $300 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Commerce & Finance Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Matthew Bersani, Shearman & Sterling’s former Asia managing partner, is set to join Hong Kong-based recruitment firm Asia Search Partners.
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U.S. firm King & Spalding has strengthened its Singapore office with the hire of energy partners Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy from Shearman & Sterling. Clancy will relocate to Tokyo shortly.
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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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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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Shearman & Sterling and Bangkok-based The Capital Law Office have advised Thailand’s Central Retail Corporation (CRC) on its 78.1 billion baht ($2.6 billion) initial public offering, with Allen & Overy advising the joint managers.
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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Shearman & Sterling has appointed Max Hua as a partner in its capital markets practice in Hong Kong from PRC firm Haiwen & Partners.
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In an increasingly digitized economy, flexible working is growing common across the board.