Dentons announced today that it advised MMG Limited (MMG), a subsidiary of State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Minmetals, on its role leading a consortium to enter into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with GlencoreXstrata to acquire the Las Bambas copper project in Peru for US$5.85 billion. (more…)

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Appleby acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to mandated lead arrangers (MLAs) and bookrunners in providing a HK$1.8 billion secured syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility to Fortune Real Estate Investment Trust (Fortune REIT) involving a BVI borrower and several BVI security providers. The MLAs and bookrunners included Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Optics Valley Union Company Limited (“Optics Valley Union”) in its US$107 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. BNP Paribas, China Merchants Securities, Haitong International, GF Securities, Changjiang Securities, CCB International and ABCI Securities were the underwriters of the offering. (more…)

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Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised a consortium of investors including Credit Suisse, New World, Baosteel and CCB International on their US$151 million investment in ChongHou Energy Resources Limited, the holding company of Qipanjing Mining Company Limited which owns and operates a number of coking coal mines in Inner Mongolia. Coking coal is used in the production of steel and is in high demand in China. (more…)

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Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (“bkl”) advised Hana Financial Group (“HFG”) with respect to the merger of its subsidiaries in Indonesia. The merger of PT Bank Hana and PT Bank KEB Indonesia to form PT Bank KEB Hana, which was successfully completed on March 10, was done to comply with local regulatory requirements and promote synergies between the two banks. (more…)

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Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has recently advised on bond issuances raising over US$2.78 billion in the last two months, including the following issuances under medium term note programmes: (more…)

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International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Wing Hang Bank (Wing Hang) on the proposed takeover offer by Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), which was jointly announced today by Wing Hang and OCBC (more…)

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The Firm recently represented Bis Industries Group Limited (“BIS”), an Australian portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., in its offering of US$250 million of 11.50%/12.00% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2019, pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S. The notes were issued by its subsidiary, Artsonig Pty Limited (“Artsonig”).  Goldman Sachs, BofAML, KKR and UBS acted as joint bookrunners for the offering (more…)

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King& Wood Mallesons has advised Southern Way, owner and operator of the Peninsula Link freeway in Melbourne on the $745 million refinancing of its finance facilities (more…)

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King & Wood Mallesons has advised global manufacturing and heavy engineering group, Bradken Limited, on the refinancing of its syndicated bank debt facilities (more…)

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Gide has advised KME Group (KME), a leading pan-European industrial group in the copper processing industry, on the establishment of a joint venture with Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group Inc. (Golden Dragon), a leading Chinese operator in the copper industry (more…)

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Davis Polk is advising Intime Retail (Group) Company Limited in connection with a proposed strategic investment by Alibaba Group. Pursuant to terms of the investment, Intime has conditionally agreed to issue shares and convertible bonds to Alibaba Group for an aggregate consideration of approximately $692 million. Intime will also form a joint venture with Alibaba Group in the PRC to explore opportunities in the online-to-offline (O2O) business (more…)

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