Alibaba chair Jack Ma-backed brokerage Yunfeng Financial agrees to buy the U.S. insurer along with other Asian investors.
Alibaba chair Jack Ma-backed brokerage Yunfeng Financial agrees to buy the U.S. insurer along with other Asian investors.
The Japanese tech giant’s $93 billion Vision Fund was the latest to invest in Flipkart, India’s answer to Amazon.
Microsoft recently announced plans for 90 percent of its external legal work to be handled via alternative fee arrangements within two years. GlaxoSmithKline is already there.
Three of the region's biggest players—Argentina, Brazil and Mexico—have seen an increase in transaction activity this year, lawyers say.
Allen & Overy and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer advised on a landmark sovereign bond issue by the Federal Republic of Nigeria that may pave the way for similar offerings by other African nations.
Toronto-based firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon is launching a first-of-its-kind fund to provide subsidized legal services to support the rapidly growing Canadian technology startup market.
The long-playing Fox News sexual harassment scandal draws scrutiny from U.S. investigators and the U.K. regulators who must approve 21st Century Fox’s $14.8 billion acquisition of Sky News.
"A bunch of the anti-Mexico rhetoric that you heard from the president has now faded," says King & Spalding's James Bowe.
The new incubator, Codify, will provide regulation technology startups with logistical resources and strategic advice and direction from corporate professionals.
The two Wall Street firms are advising this week on a pair of initial public offerings by Brazilian airline Azul SA and Latin American e-commerce giant NetShoes Ltd. that have raised nearly $800 million for both companies and generated millions in legal fees.
In Chile, the law firm represented two companies in a $364.4 million first-of-its kind bond restructuring. Another Cleary team advised the government of Mexico in a dollar-denominated bond offering of $3.15 billion.
Former GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand consumer finance business Latitude Financial launches a $840 million master trust for its credit card business.
Asia’s largest oil refiner makes its entry into the African downstream market as U.S. giant Chevron exits.
The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after federal control board officials said they would support the U.S. territory's push to amend the agreement.
A three-arbitrator panel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C., dismissed Korean developer Ansung Housing’s claims against China.
In this expert analysis column, Norton Rose Fulbright counsel Kathleen A. Scott discusses the Trump administration's initial efforts at addressing what the U.S. president sees as over-regulation, and suggests what effect it might have on non-U.S. banks' operations in the United States.
The bond sale, expected to be completed in late March, comes as low oil prices in the Middle East prompt countries across the region to seek to diversify their economies. In the past 12 months, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Oman have all tapped into foreign capital markets.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. has continued its frenetic deal pace, brokering a $13 billion merger between satellite operators, investing $3 billion in office-sharing startup WeWork and taking part in a $500 million fundraising round by online lender Social Finance. Morrison & Foerster, a longtime legal adviser to SoftBank, is close behind.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited heads to Switzerland in its biggest acquisition to date, and more.
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Korean firm Bae, Kim & Lee are among the top winners of the fourth annual celebration for the regions leading firms and individuals.
Submissions are now being accepted for the June awards, which recognise excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.
Linklaters and Paul Weiss landed lead roles on a since aborted $143 billion takeover bid for London-based Unilever plc by Pittsburgh-based Kraft Heinz Foods Co., a megamerger that would have united two of the world’s largest food companies.
Weil, Kirkland, Skadden, Davis Polk and Paul Weiss advise as the Japanese technology investor buys the New York-based asset management firm.
Law firms line up on potential sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Group.
On the same day that Fortress Investment Group announced its $3.3 billion sale to Japan’s SoftBank, a unit of the investment giant partnered with Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham on a U.S. litigation funding finance vehicle worth up to $200 million. The move comes two months after two rival litigation financiers agreed to merge.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Slaughter and May and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are leading a team of firms that have landed lead roles on Johnson & Johnson’s proposed $30 billion buy of Swiss biotechnology company Actelion.
Davis Polk, Hogan Lovells, Freshfields and Linklaters are among the contestants for the awards that will be announced on February 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Slaughter and May is advising Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. on a $2.6 billion offer to privatize Chinese department store operator Intime Retail Group Co. Ltd.
State-owned CITIC teamed up with The Carlyle Group to help open 1,500 more restaurants in Hong Kong and the mainland.
Sweeping reforms in Mexico's energy sector are luring billions in investment, keeping lawyers busy.
Africa remains a challenging market, but Japanese companies see growing opportunity there. So do their lawyers.
As the U.S. talks of walls, China is building bridges in North America's backyard.
Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has disapproved several high profile Chinese investments recently; meanwhile suspicion of Chinese companies' motives and the influence they might have in the U.S. economy grow among members of Congress. What will Chinese investments into the U.S. look like next year under the Trump presidency?
The European Union is to make a renewed attempt to wrench euro-denominated clearing business from London to the eurozone in a move that could cost tens of thousands of jobs in the U.K. capital.
AB Inbev is selling brands that include Czech market leader Pilsner Urquell to get clearance from competition regulators after its takeover of rival SABMiller.
Greenberg Traurig has been working on a couple of major deals in Mexico: a $409 million two-currency credit facility for a paper producer, and a joint venture that will have to be approved by Mexican regulators.
Cleary Gottlieb represents Mexican state oil company Pemex in a $5.5 billion debt securities offering in U.S. dollars.
ABN calls the move "a normal periodic review," while NIBC says it aims "to use a more select group of law firms to improve efficiency, speed and quality for both ourselves and our clients.”
The head of the U.K.’s central bank is working on a secret deal that would see British businesses retain access to the European single market for at least two years after the country leaves the EU, according to The Sunday Times.
The Chinese online travel agency is buying the U.K. competitor to boost global offering.
Though leadership shake ups in the U.K. and U.S. have generated uncertainty about blockchain regulation, many global powers are still showing interest in the technology.
Current regulations and legal obstacles may pose challenges for Russian promoters and developers of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.
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.
Citibank has sold its consumer banking business in Guatemala to Grupo Promerica as it continues to shed Latin American assets.
From Mexico's northern border to the southern tip of South America, the push for solar and wind energy generation in Latin America is flourishing.
Mexico City-based electronic money transfer company Intra Mexicana, which operates under the brand name Dinero Express, increased its asset-backed loan program to $421 million, which includes an offering of $184.2 million in public bonds on the Mexican exchange.
Less than two weeks after acting on the cancelled initial public offering of the U.K.’s largest private gym chain, capital markets lawyers at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have once again seen their work go to waste with software company Misys pulling its $5.5 billion IPO.
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.
The U.S. further loosened its embargo of Cuba on Friday, lifting the cap on the value of merchandise that Americans can bring back from Cuba for personal use—including rum and cigars. But for attorneys in the U.S., a more significant change is that Americans and their companies can now enter contingent contracts with Cuban entities.
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.
Global and European M&A deal volumes fell to their lowest levels for three years during the third quarter of 2016, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union this past June.
The American Lawyer honors the most important and creative cross-border work of the year in citizenship/pro bono, disputes, finance and mergers and acquisitions.
The $2 billion bond offering is the biggest initial bond offering for an airport in Latin America's history.
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.
About a half-dozen firms—including a new antitrust team at Paul Weiss—are advising on Bayer AG's proposed $66 billion acquisition of agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. The deal, if approved by regulators, would be the largest all-cash transaction in history.
The London-based legal giant is advising Hewlett-Packard on the sale of its software business and CVC Capital Partners on the sale of Formula One racing.
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.
Four years after helping Frank McCourt Jr. sell Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers for a record-setting sum, Sullivan & Cromwell has been hired by the real estate developer to advise on his roughly $45 million buy of historic French soccer team Olympique de Marseille.
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.
DineEquity Inc., the parent company of IHOP and Applebee's, has been expanding into markets like Panama, Kuwait and the Philippines. Overseeing the overseas push has been a team of 11 in-house lawyers led by general counsel Bryan Adel.
Alimentation Couche-Tard is picking up CST Brands of San Antonio for about $4.4 billion. Fagre Baker Daniels, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and leading Canadian firms Stikeman Elliott and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg have also landed roles on the deal.