Davis Polk & Wardwell, Zhong Lun Law Firm and have advised Chinese biopharmaceutical company Zai Lab’s on its $761 million secondary listing on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the underwriters.
AZB & Partners has advised India’s Jio Platforms on its $1.5 billion sale of shares to global investment firm KKR, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
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.
By John Kang
Ropes & Gray has hired Jackie Kahng has a finance partner in its Hong Kong office from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she was an associate. The hire comes as the Hong Kong office witnessed the departure of eight partners last year.