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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).
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Herbert Smith Freehills has hired disputes lawyer Warathorn Wongsawangsiri as a partner in the firm’s Bangkok office from local heavyweight Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners.
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Herbert Smith Freehills and Adnan Sundra & Low have advised Australian developer Lendlease on its securing of a 2.15 billion ringgit ($527 million) financing facility for a mixed integrated development in Kuala Lumpur, with Zul Rafique & Partners, Allens and Linklaters advising the lenders.
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Anglo-Australian law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has reregistered its Korea practice as Australian in anticipation of Brexit disqualifying UK firms from the EU-South Korea free trade agreement.