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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Haiwen & Partners are advising Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) on its $8 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons advising the underwriters.
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Latham & Watkins has hired Hui Xu, a white-collar crime and government investigations expert, as a partner in its corporate risk and investigations team in Shanghai from Covington & Burling.
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Sidley Austin, DaHui Lawyers and Maples and Calder have advised Xinyuan Real Estate, a real estate developer and property manager primarily operating in China, on the issuance of a $300 million high-yield bond.
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Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Hong Kong-listed real estate developer SRE Group on acquisition of assets amounting to 1.31 billion yuan ($196 million) from China New Town Development Company (CNTD).
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has opened an office in Shanghai, its sixth office in Asia and its second in China. It is also the firm’s 29th worldwide.
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Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its existing support centres in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Perth, Australia, with the launch of its first “alternative legal services hub” in Shanghai, China. It is believed to be the first Western firm to open one in the country.
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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.
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Latham & Watkins has advised Everbright Securities, a brokerage controlled by state-owned China Everbright Group Corp Ltd on its $1.3 billion Hong Kong initial public offering, with Clifford Chance representing the underwriters.
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Troutman Sanders and Khaitan & Co have advised China’s Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group on its agreement to buy an 86 percent stake in India’s Gland Pharma, represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised China's Le Holdings, also known as LeEco, on its agreement to buy U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio for $2 billion. The seller is represented by Latham & Watkins.