Davis Polk, Latham act as Vietnam’s VinFast lists in U.S. through SPAC
The Vinfast booth is seen at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., April 14, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado
Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Black Spade Acquisition on its merger with Vietnamese electric automaker VinFast,…
Freshies advises Nippon Express on $743 mln Austrian acquisition
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is representing Japanese cargo company Nippon Express Holdings on its planned 100-billion-yen ($743 million) purchase of a majority stake in Austrian logistics company Cargo-Partner, which is being counseled by Schoenherr Attorneys.
SAM, CAM, AZB, Sidley act on India’s largest IPO in 2023
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. has advised Indian pharmaceutical company Mankind Pharma on its 43.26-billion-rupees ($527 million) IPO on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Sidley Austin acting for the bookrunning lead managers.
Thomson Geer, HSF advising on Kirin’s $1.2 bln Australian acquisition
Thomson Geer is advising Japanese food and beverage maker Kirin Holdings on its A$1.8 billion ($1.2 billion) proposed acquisition of Australian vitamin manufacturer Blackmores, which is being advised by Herbert Smith Freehills.
Jones Day, Skadden, Wilmer Hale act on $5.9 bln Japan-U.S. pharma deal
Jones Day has advised Japan’s Astellas Pharma on its $5.9 billion acquisition of U.S. drugmaker Iveric Bio, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
Skadden, HHP advise on $3.9 bln Indonesia telco merger
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Indonesia’s PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) on its agreement to merge with its parent Telkom's IndiHome broadband arm to create an entity worth 58.3 trillion rupiah ($3.9 billion). HHP Law Firm acted for Telkom.
Latham, AHP, Links advise on Merdeka Battery’s $586 mln IPO on IDX
Latham & Watkins and Assegaf Hamzah & Partners have advised Indonesian nickel producer PT Merdeka Battery Materials on its 8.75 trillion-rupiah ($586.46 million) IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, with Linklaters acting for underwriters.
Davis Polk, Cleary lead on HK’s biggest IPO this year
Davis Polk & Wardwell and King & Wood Mallesons are advising Chinese liquor company ZJLD Group on its planned $812 million IPO on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Haiwen & Partners acting for the underwriters.
Finnish firms Hannes Snellman, Roschier acting on SEGA’s $776 mln acquisition of Rovio
Finland’s Hannes Snellman has advised SEGA Europe and SEGA, subsidiaries of Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings, on their planned acquisition of mobile video game producer Rovio Entertainment Oyj for 706 million euros ($776 million), with another Finnish law firm, Roschier, acting for Rovio.
Bakers, White & Case act on $4.5 bln Indonesia EV battery plant deal
Baker McKenzie and White & Case have advised PT Vale Indonesia and China's Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt, respectively, as two of the three partners in a $4.5 billion nickel processing plant in the Southeast Asian country, with U.S. carmaker Ford being the third.