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Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised Chinese aviation and shipping giant HNA Group on the purchase of a $6.5 billion stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings from Blackstone Group, which was represented by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
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Clifford Chance and Ji Yuan Law Offices have advised China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, China's second-largest pharmaceuticals manufacturer and distributor, on its $1.8 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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Kirkland & Ellis has represented Chinese online trip-booking company Qunar in its $4.4 billion merger with Ocean Management Holdings, which turned to Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom for legal advice.
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Norton Rose Fulbright and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited on the 3.5 billion yuan acquisition of its parent China Overseas Land & Investment Limited's roperty portfolio.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Maegher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are acting on the planned IPO by Chinese logistics company ZTO Express on the New York Stock Exchange later this month.
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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting for U.S.-based CIT Group on the $10 billion sale of its aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings, which turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal Manges for legal advice.
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Hogan Lovells has entered into a strategic alliance with Xiamen-headquartered Fujian Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
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Wall Street firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (CWT) has decided to close its offices in Beijing and Hong Kong by the end of 2016, effectively pulling out of Asia.
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Nixon Peabody is ramping up its Asia investment just as other global outfits find it trickier to operate in the region, but the firm believes that its wait-and-watch approach, plus its emphasis on collaboration and communication, will deliver success.
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Slaughter and May and Maples and Calder are representing Chinalco Mining Corporation International (CMC) in relation to its proposed privatisation by Aluminum Corporation of China Overseas Holdings Limited (ACCO).