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Carlos Ghosn, the recently ousted chairman of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co., has hired U.S. law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to defend him against allegations of financial misconduct.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Toshiba Corporation on its agreement to sell its claims against bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric for $2.16 billion to a consortium controlled by the Baupost Group.
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Baker McKenzie has advised Pure Group, an upmarket Hong Kong-headquartered gym chain, on its investment partnership with private equity firm FountainVest Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP).
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom represented Chinese technology giants Tencent and JD.com, respectively, on their $863 million investment in apparel platform Vipshop, which turned to Latham & Watkins for advice.
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and New York-based Hughes Hubbard & Reed have advised ride-hailing company Grab on a $2 billion investment from Chinese peer Didi Chuxing and Japan’s SoftBank Group, which turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Herbert Smith Freehills, respectively, for counsel.
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Paul Hastings has represented China’s Zhonghong Zhuoye Group in acquiring a 21 percent stake in SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from Blackstone Group for about $448 million.
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kirkland & Ellis have acted as legal counsel to Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank in its $3.3 billion acquisition of New York-headquartered Fortress Investment Group, represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has served as legal counsel to Japan‘s Takeda Pharmaceutical on a $5.2 billion deal to acquire U.S.-based rare cancer drugmaker Ariad Pharmaceuticals, represented by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has advised HP Inc. on its $1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business, with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton representing Samsung.
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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison have advised cosmetics maker Revlon on its $870 million deal to buy Elizabeth Arden, which turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges for counsel.