Dorsey Opens Beijing Office

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that it is expanding in China and has opened an office in Beijing. The Beijing office is located in Beijing’s central business district at Suite 1101A, West Tower, Twin Towers, B12, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang district, Beijing 100022, Main Phone: +86 10 8513 5900 and Fax: +86 10 8513 5911. The establishment of the Beijing office will enable the Firm to serve its Beijing-based clients more effectively and will provide the Firm with a platform for further growth in the Greater China region. Dorsey has maintained an office in Hong Kong since 1995 and in Shanghai since 2001, and it serves a broad array of multinational clients doing business in China and Chinese clients doing business around the world.

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Bluestar Issues US$1 Billion Senior Guaranteed Notes

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented China National Bluestar (Group) Co, Ltd. (“Bluestar”) in the issuance by Bluestar Finance Holdings Limited of its US$500 million 3.5% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2018 and its US$500 million 4.375% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2020 guaranteed by Bluestar. The Notes are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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Kirkland & Ellis Advising on China Galaxy Securities US$3.1 Billion Share Placing

Kirkland & Ellis is advising a consortium of placing agents led by Goldman Sachs, China Galaxy International and Nomura in connection with the US$3.1 billion placing of H shares of China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd. This placing is the largest follow-on offering in China and second largest follow-on offering in Asia in 2015 to date.

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Davis Polk Advises Shanda Games on Its Going-Private Acquisition

Davis Polk is advising Shanda Games Limited (“Shanda Games”) in connection with its going-private acquisition for $3.55 per ordinary share or $7.10 per American Depository Share by a consortium consisting of Ningxia Yilida Capital Investment Limited Partnership, Ningxia Zhongyincashmere International Group Co., Ltd., Orient Hongtai (Hong Kong) Limited, Hao Ding International Limited and their respective affiliates. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the shareholders of Shanda Games and is expected to close in the second half of 2015

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Cadwalader Expands Greater China Corporate Practice

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading law firm to global financial institutions and corporations, announces the appointment of a team of three partners and four counsel to its Greater China practice, based in Hong Kong.

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