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U.S. firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has hired insolvency expert Kathleen Aka as a partner in Hong Kong from Ropes & Gray.
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White & Case has strengthened its global debt finance practice with the appointment of Daniel Abercromby as a partner in Hong Kong from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
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Alternative legal services provider Axiom has shelved plans for an initial public offering after receiving an undisclosed amount of investment from European private equity firm Permira Funds.
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges has advised SoftBank’s Vision Fund in its investment of $2 billion in South Korean e-commerce firm Coupang, which was represented by Hughes Hubbard.
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has continued its expansion in Hong Kong with the hire of two funds partners, John Fadely and Albert Cho, from Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
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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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November marked a decade in Hong Kong for Weil, Gotshal & Manges. John Kang spoke to Akiko Mikumo, then the office head and Asia managing partner, about the how the firm focused on M&A and PE, how the Hong Kong office evolved, and what’s next for the firm.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has represented U.S.-based Key Safety Systems (KSS) on a $1.6 billion deal to acquire nearly all of Japanese airbag-maker Takata’s assets, which tapped Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu for advice.
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Latham & Watkins has advised Nord Anglia Education on its go-private deal with a consortium led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Baring Private Equity Asia, which owns 67 percent of the Hong Kong-based operator of international schools.
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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.