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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe have advised Chinese hotel management company Huazhu Group on its $783 million secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng representing the underwriters.
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AZB & Partners and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the $3.4 billion sale of its entire stake in India’s Hindustan Unilever, with Latham & Watkins representing the placement agents.
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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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Morrison & Foerster has continued expanding in the Asian region after adding Nicholas Sheets as a partner in the firm’s private funds group in Hong Kong.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe have represented Chinese sportswear manufacturer Topsports International Holdings on its $1.01 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Haiwen & Partners advising the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Hogan Lovells have advised U.S. chip gear maker Applied Materials on its agreement to buy Japanese peer Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion from KKR & Co Inc, with Nishimura & Asahi and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sellers.
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Goodwin Procter has hired Bosco Yiu as a private equity partner in Hong Kong from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he was an associate.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Korean firm Kim & Chang have advised Kakao, operator of Korea's leading messaging app KakaoTalk, on its $1 billion global depository receipts offering.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has advised Google on a $1.1 billion deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC – represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher – to purchase the division that helped develop the U.S. tech giant’s Pixel smartphone.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance – China’s first internet-only insurer – on its planned $1.5 billion IPO in Hong Kong.