The Firm represented Ozner Water International Holding Limited in connection with its private placement of 5% convertible bonds due 2020 of an aggregate of principal amount of HK$465 million (approximately US$60 million) in gross proceeds. Ozner Water is a leading water purification service provider and the largest water purification service provider to commercial end users in China. The ordinary shares of Ozner Water are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. (more…)
Kirkland & Ellis is advising J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited as financial advisor to the Special Committee of Youku Tudou Inc. (NYSE: YOKU), a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, in connection with its acquisition by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) in an all-cash transaction. The transaction was announced on November 6, 2015. (more…)
Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised China Life on its formation of a partnership (the “Partnership”) with Global Logistic Properties (“GLP”) and two additional leading Asian global institutional investors for the acquisition of a Class-A, state-of-the-art U.S. logistics portfolio valued at approximately US$4.5 billion. GLP, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, is a leading global provider of modern logistics facilities. The portfolio, which has a total leasable area of approximately 57.9 million square feet across 20 major markets in the U.S., is one of the highest quality industrial portfolios in the country. (more…)
Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that David Irvine has joined the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the Debt Finance Practice Group. Mr. Irvine has extensive experience on large cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing transactions, as well as on a variety of structured and secured lending transactions and restructurings. (more…)
Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Yilong Du has joined the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Du has extensive experience advising on equity capital markets transactions in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Over the years, Du has advised leading Chinese […]
International law firm Ashurst has strengthened its debt capital markets team with the appointment of Jini Lee as a partner in its Hong Kong-based Securities & Derivatives Group.
International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is advising Biostime International Holdings Limited (Biostime) as international and Hong Kong counsel on its leveraged acquisition of leading Australian vitamins and health supplements brand, Swisse Wellness (Swisse), from the founding family and members of management.
Ms. Catherine L M Mun has joined Li & Partners as a Partner with effect from 8 September 2015.
Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Gregory Wang to its partnership. Gregory will join the firm’s Hong Kong office on 1 September from Morrison & Foerster.
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Michael Arruda, Joanne Du and Phillip Georgiou have joined the firm based in Hong Kong/Beijing.