虽非桥头堡,自是桃花源——后脱欧时代中国律所与投资者在英国机遇不减(ZH/EN)

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

2020年12月31日,英国与欧盟达成《欧盟-英国贸易与合作协定》(以下简称“协定”),标志着英国结束了脱离欧盟的过渡期。“协定”从今年5月起正式实施,历时4年多的英国“脱欧”之路就此画上句号。

京师伦敦办公室注册成立 (ZH/EN)

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

中国规模最大的律师事务所之一京师律师事务所已于今年4月正式注册成立英国伦敦办公室,预计将在今年9月举行开业典礼。

方达、君合、高伟绅、年利达助力国投电力发行GDR (ZH/EN)

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

国投电力控股股份有限公司(以下简称“国投电力”)近日成功发行全球存托凭证(以下简称“GDR”),并在伦敦证券交易所上市,募集资金约2.2亿美元。方达律师事务所、高伟绅律师事务所作为公司律师参与本次GDR发行;君合律师事务所、年利达律师事务所则为承销商提供法律意见。

UK's Fieldfisher enters China with merger

BY Raj Gunashekar |

UK law firm Fieldfisher has entered the China market following a merger with the Beijing-based 12-partner firm JS Partners. As part of the merger, JS Partners will change its name to FeiShi and adopt the Fieldfisher brand.

Ashurst, CC, HSF star in $23 bln Hinkley nuclear plant deal

BY Chris Thomson |

Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills have represented various parties in a Franco-Chinese consortium that won the deal to build the $23 billion (18 billion pounds) Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station in over 20 years.

Sanpower to buy House of Fraser

BY Reuters |

China's Sanpower Group has agreed to buy an 89 percent stake in Britain's House of Fraser in a deal that values the department store at more than 450 million pounds, including debt.

Microsoft backs review of foreign bribery allegations

BY Reuters |

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that allegations of potential bribery by employees in China, Romania and Italy should be reviewed by U.S. agencies and its own compliance unit, but declined to address the specifics of any cases.

DLA Piper, Linklaters advice on Carlyle’s $137 mln investment in Haier Electronics

BY Artemisia Ng |

Global buyout firm Carlyle Group engaged Linklaters as legal adviser for its $137 million investment in China’s home appliances giant Haier Electronics Group Co through convertible bonds.

Allen & Overy, Linklaters advise on Tesco’s mega dim sum bond issuance

BY Artemisia Ng |

Allen & Overy and Linklaters have advised on British supermarket chain operator Tesco’s RMB 725 billion dim sum bond issuance.

Ropes & Gray take IP specialist from Hogan Lovells in Shanghai

BY Cecilia Liu |

Ropes & Gray has appointed Geoffrey Lin as a partner in its Shanghai office. Lin, who is an intellectual property lawyer with more than six years experience in advising clients on non-contentious and contentious IP matters across the region, joins the firm from the Shanghai office of Hogan Lovells

Guo & Partners strikes alliance with Pakistani law firm

BY ALB |

Chinese law firm Guo & Partners has struck a long-term partner cooperation agreement with prominent Pakistan-based law firm Rizvi, Isa, Afridi & Angell (RIAALAW).

Dorsey strikes alliance with local Chinese firm after partner departures

BY ALB |

US law firm Dorsey & Whitney has entered into a ‘special counsel’ relationship with local PRC firm, Martin Hu & Partners (MHP) following the departure of two Shanghai-based partners to international rivals