Asian Lawyer

Brexit Puts UK Firms' Right to Practice in South Korea at Risk

The status of U.K. firms operating in South Korea could be at risk as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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  • Europe

    Brexit Vote Clouds Big-Firm Lawyers' M&A Crystal Balls

    By Julie Triedman

    As top transactional lawyers sought to calm nervous clients Friday after Britain's vote to leave the EU, several said that they were bracing for the possibility of a two-year drought in their most highly leveraged, profitable business: advising on cross-border M&A deals.

  • China's Tencent Holdings Buying ‘Clash of Clans’ Developer for $8.6 Billion

    By Anna Zhang

    Shenzhen-based Tencent is leading a consortium to buy an 84.3 percent stake in game developer Supercell Oy from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. and the game maker’s employees. The deal, Tencent’s largest-ever acquisition, values Supercell at $10.2 billion.

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  • Asian Lawyer

    Apple Turns to Fangda Partners to Protect Its iPhone in China

    By Anna Zhang

    Fangda Partners, a large China-based law firm headquartered in Shanghai with a strong intellectual property disputes practice, is representing Apple in its fight to reverse a recent ruling that threatens to ban sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing.

  • Asian Lawyer

    Kaisa Effects Restructuring of U.S. Bonds Offshore

    By Corinne Ball

    In her Distress Mergers and Acquisitions column, Corinne Ball of Jones Day writes: Defaults on onshore and offshore obligations by companies in Greater China, as well as other Emerging Markets, have been increasing. Restructuring of this debt via a scheme of arrangement in tandem with a U.S. bankruptcy case may present an effective restructuring mechanism for Emerging Market enterprises.

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