AstraZeneca to pay $5.52 million to resolve SEC foreign bribery case

BY Reuters |

U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that AstraZeneca will pay $5.52 million to resolve a foreign bribery probe into improper payments by its sales and marketing staff to state-employed healthcare officials in China and Russia.

Simpson Thacher helps ChemChina obtain CFIUS clearance for $43 bln Syngenta buy

BY Shangjing Li, Reuters, Ashima Ohri |

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has helped ChemChina in obtaining clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on its $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agrochemical firm Syngenta.

Gibson Dunn, Manatt on $500 mln slate financing deal between China’s Perfect World, Universal Pictures

BY Shangjing Li |

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has represented major Hollywood studio Universal Pictures in a $500 million multi-year financing deal with Chinese multimedia company Perfect World Pictures, which tapped Los Angeles-based firm. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips for legal advice.