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U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added a team of four lawyers to its financial regulatory services practice in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, including partner William Hallatt.
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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Zhong Lun Law Firm advised Chinese biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation on its $335 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Tian Yuan Law Firm and Conyers have advised China’s New Oriental Education & Technology on its HK$10.13 billion ($1.31 billion) secondary offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jia Yuan Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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O'Melveny & Myers, Tian Yuan Law Firm and William Ji & Co. have represented China’s Simcere Pharmaceutical Group on its HK$3.57 billion ($460.6 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jingtian & Gongcheng advising the joint sponsors.
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Khaitan & Co  and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma on its planned $780 million IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and S&R Associates acting for the bookrunners and lead managers.
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Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins have combined to develop a draft protocol to help deliver a globally consistent online case management approach platforms for conducting international arbitration.
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White & Case has added private equity specialist Dongho Lee as a partner in Seoul from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), where he was managing partner and head of the corporate practice.
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Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Asia managing partner Justin D'Agostino as its next chief executive officer. In a media statement, the Anglo-Australian firm said D'Agostino would continue to be based out of Hong Kong.
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Herbert Smith Freehills and Big Six law firm Yoon & Yang have represented the South Korean government in the first-ever arbitration claim under the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).