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DLA Piper has welcomed back real estate Ed Sheremeta as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where he spent nearly six years.
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White-collar crime specialist Kaede Toh has joined Latham & Watkins’ Tokyo office as a partner from Ropes & Gray, where she spent nearly two decades.
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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.
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Ropes & Gray has appointed Daniel Anderson, the co-head of its special situations practice, as managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. He fills the position left vacant by the departure of Paul Boltz to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in April.
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Ropes & Gray has had a tumultuous few months, with a string of partner exits in key offices, including Hong Kong. But managing partner David Chapin tells John Kang that the firm remains unruffled as it continues to focus on funds work in Asia.
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Morrison Foerster has advised Toshiba on a $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, which turned to Ropes & Gray for advice.
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Clifford Chance has represented Unilever on its $2.71 billion purchase of Carver Korea, a maker of facial masks and skincare products, from its founder, Goldman Sachs, and Bain Capital, which turned to Ropes & Gray for advice.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell has acted for Mongolian Mining Corporation (MMC) in a complex, cross-border bank bond restructuring deal valued at $800 million.
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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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Four more partners have left Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office, including office head Paul Boltz. The team, which also includes Scott Jalowayski, Michael Nicklin and Brian Schwarzwalder, has moved to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.