The Chinese online travel agency is buying the U.K. competitor to boost global offering.
The Chinese online travel agency is buying the U.K. competitor to boost global offering.
Paul Hastings is advising Samsung Electronics on an $8 billion acquisition of U.S. automotive technology company Harman International Industries Inc.
Reed Smith and Paul Hastings are lead counsel on a $1 billion deal that will result in Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. acquiring the U.S. television studio Dick Clark Productions Inc.
New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea are among the best places to do business in the world, according to the World Bank’s most recent annual study of local business laws and regulations around the globe.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges is advising Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. on a $6.5 billion investment in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. — a move that will give HNA a 25 percent stake in the U.S.-based hotel empire.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are advising on the privatization of Chinese travel site Qunar Cayman Islands, which is valued at $4.4 billion.
The Chinese logistics company is set to list on the New York Stock Exchange in an offering that could raise as much as $1.5 billion.
Energy company acquisitions dominated the billion-dollar transactional tables last week and a big deal announced over the weekend—one specifically structured to avoid Western sanctions—has yielded roles for a half-dozen firms from the U.K. and India.
Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills are among the firms receiving most nominations. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore.
King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm are among the biggest winners. Leading Chinese civil and commercial law scholar Jiang Ping received this year's outstanding achievement award.
Sullivan & Cromwell is advising State Grid Corp. of China on a $1.8 billion deal that will see the Chinese power company acquire a minority stake in Brazilian utility company CPFL Energia S.A.
The global legal giant is advising the island nation on tax and financial laws in other jurisdictions.
The U.S.'s failure to ratify the TPP could result in a setback for international trade in Asia Pacific region. But even if ultimately unsuccessful, the TPP will still have a legacy in the region, lawyers say.
Clifford Chance and Davis Polk & Wardwell took lead roles on China Life Insurance Co. and GIC Private Ltd.'s $1.4 billion joint investment in Chinese developer Joy City Property Ltd.
For the second time this summer, a British football club has been sold to Chinese investors. King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is advising on the most recent deal: the sale of West Bromwich Albion Football Club to the Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai Sports Development.
A look at the large law firms behind the week's most notable deals, such as the mattress maker behind Sleepy's on its sale to a South African firm; two Elon Musk-backed companies combining forces; and Uber's China exit.
We will honor top deals and leading lawyers in Southeast Asia and India.
Fosun Pharma’s acquisition of Gland Pharma is the largest acquisition of an Indian company by a Chinese buyer.
For our annual awards’ 10-year anniversary, we have selected 59 categories of top matters and leading firms and lawyers for their work done in and out of China. Winners will be announced on Sept. 21 at the Park Hyatt in Beijing.
LeEco, the "Netflix of China," is buying California-based television manufacturer Vizio.
Freshfields is co-counsel advising the Japanese company while Slaughter and May and Davis Polk are representing ARM.
Haiwen and King & Wood Mallesons were Chinese counsel to what has been the world's largest IPO in two years.
With India's legal market inching closer to liberalization, the subcontinent could provide a shot of cross-border transactional work to global firms reeling from Brexit and an economic slowdown in China.
Private equity house CVC has offered $1.1 billion for Kuala Lumpur-based Nirvana Asia, the largest integrated funeral and bereavement care provider in Asia.
Paul Hastings and Sullivan & Cromwell played lead roles in a $1.6 billion deal that saw China's Ping An Insurance Group buy a 47.7 percent stake in Chinese automobile website Autohome Inc. from Melbourne-based Telstra Corp. Ltd.
While Brexit may end up casting a shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.
The Shenzhen-based technology company is leading a consortium to buy an 84.3 percent stake in game developer Supercell from Japan’s SoftBank and the game maker’s employees. The deal, Tencent’s largest-ever acquisition, values Supercell at $10.2 billion.
The Chinese ecommerce company will take over the Chinese online business Yihaodian and in exchange give a 5 percent stake to the American retailer.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is representing Japanese messaging app Line Corp. on a planned initial public offering that could raise $900 million. Listing is planned for Tokyo and New York.
The cash raised will help the Japanese company reduce debt and invest in new startups.
Fujian-based Thaihot Group is acquiring Dah Sing Banking Group’s Hong Kong and Macau life insurance business.
State-owned insurer China Life is the largest investor in a $1.65 billion joint acquisition of a New York office building that houses Paul Weiss’ headquarters.
Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund is buying Germany's Aixtron as Chinese investors continue shopping spree in Europe’s technology sector.
A Chinese consortium led by Shanghai-based Everbright Securities has bought a controlling stake in Italy’s sports media rights business MP & Silva.
We will be honoring top matters and leading lawyers in and out of China.
The Chinese home appliance maker is acquiring Germany’s Kuka in a bid to upgrade manufacturing and logistics systems.
Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.
King & Wood Mallesons and Commerce & Finance were Chinese law advisors on first such rejection involving a global investment bank.
Simpson Thacher, Skadden and Ropes & Gray are representing members in a buyout group led by Alibaba, while Shearman & Sterling advises a special committee at the Chinese chat app developer.
The parent of Hainan Airlines will add 1,400 hotels worldwide to its portfolio in the latest Chinese outbound hospitality deal.
The Chinese ecommerce company is buying a controlling stake in Singapore-based online retailer Lazada in its largest overseas investment.
Chinese printer chip maker Apex Technology is buying the Lexington, Kentucky-based company.
The U.S. private equity firm is buying the Indian outsourcing company from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its largest acquisition in the country.
The Indian steel giant has struck a deal to sell its long product business to private equity firm Greybull Capital
Tokyo-based passenger-car tire maker Yokohama Rubber is buying industrial tire manufacturer Alliance Tire Group from buyout firm KKR.
The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.
Companies based in the People’s Republic of China have been on an M&A spree.
Freshfields and Paul Hastings have represented China’s Zheshang Bank and Bank of Tianjin, respectively, on two largest listings in the city so far this year. Jones Day and Clifford Chance were underwriters’ counsel on respective deals.
King & Wood Mallesons is advising Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital as it exits a five-month-old investment in Adelaide-based oil and gas producer Santos.
From the manic M&A world to the schizophrenic capital markets, a look at some of 2015's most innovative and interesting deals around the globe.
Phillips Lighting agreed to sell a majority stake in a subsidiary to a China-led equity group, but the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ultimately blocked the deal. What are the lessons for U.S. sellers and their lawyers?
The state-owned Chinese investment fund set up for the “One Belt, One Road” initiatives have invested 10 percent in a Russian liquefied natural gas project that’s been struggling with funding since the Ukraine crisis sanctions against Russia.
The Chinese insurance company has made a bid for the U.S. hotels group that’s superior to a previous $12 billion proposal by hospitality giant Marriott International.
State-owned conglomerate Citic is offloading residential property assets to focus on commercial real estate in mainland China.
Herbert Smith Freehills, Gilbert + Tobin, Allens, Freshfields and King & Wood Mallesons also advise as Melbourne-based Asciano gets acquired in the largest Australian take-private deal since 2011.
Cross-border transactions present challenges to legal and audit practitioners.
Drew Bernstein of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk, and Caryn G. Schechtman and Robert D. Weber of DLA Piper, share the extraordinary amount of specialized knowledge, resourcefulness, and patience it requires to complete transactions and educate parties on both sides to avoid running afoul of U.S. and Chinese laws.
Chinese acquirers lead in CFIUS submissions, while U.S. government focuses on control of overseas U.S. tech companies.
Sullivan & Cromwell, Freshfields and Fangda are advising AB InBev as the brewing giant decides to exit from China’s most popular beer brand.
On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its third annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms and individual practitioner. As promised, here's the list of winners and why they stood out.
A survey released by O'Melveny & Myers suggested more Chinese companies would like to diversify revenue streams overseas to combat a domestic slowdown.
Clifford Chance advises Stockholm-based EQT Partners on the sale of Germany’s EEW Energy from Waste as Chinese state-owned companies continue overseas buying spree.
The 660--megawatt power plant in the South Asian country is part of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiatives.
A pair of Am Law 100 firms, Davis Polk and Weil, have lead roles as China’s Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company Ltd. pays $6 billion in cash for Irvine, California-based Ingram Micro Inc.
A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.
Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.
Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.
For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region’s leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Sidley Austin and Arnold & Porter have taken the lead for General Electric Co. as the industrial conglomerate continues to reinvent itself through the $5.4 billion sale of its appliance business to the Chinese electronics maker.
Joshua Grode represented Dalian Wanda in buying the studio behind Jurassic World and the Batman trilogy.
Jun He and Davis Polk & Wardwell advise as state-owned insurer PICC takes over a 20 percent stake in the Chinese bank.
China Shipping and China Ocean Shipping are consolidating assets and mulling a combination that will create the world’s fourth largest container-shipping giant.
Baker & McKenzie is representing acquirer Sumitomo Mitsui Financial as Sullivan & Cromwell and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu advise the seller.
State-owned "bad bank" Cinda Asset Management is taking over the 66-year-old Hong Kong commercial bank from Bank of China.
The deal will see Shanghai-based China Grand Automotive buy a controlling stake in competitor Baoxin Auto.
The Chinese ecommerce company is paying $266 million for the 112-year-old English-language daily newspaper in Hong Kong.
China cranked out more patent applications in 2014 than the United States and Japan combined, according to a survey released Monday by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The U.S. subsidiary of South Korean tire manufacturer Kumho Tire has lined up $270 million in syndicated loans to finance its almost-completed tire plant in Macon, with assistance from Han Choi of Ballard Spahr, who acted as counsel to Kumho Tire Georgia and co-bond counsel.