Simpson Thacher Represents Goldman Sachs in the HK$2,572.8 Million (US$332.0 Million) Hong Kong Initial Public Offering and Rule 144A/Regulation S Offering by Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited

The Firm represented Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited. Hua Hong sold an aggregate of 228,696,000 ordinary shares in the offering (before greenshoe) and raised gross proceeds of approximately HK$2,572.8 million (US$332.0 million). The ordinary shares of Hua Hong are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs acted as sole sponsor, sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner.

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Paul Hastings Advises WH Group on US$1.5 Billion Term Loan Facility

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised WH Group Limited, the world’s largest pork company, with global leadership across key segments of the industry value chain, including packaged meats, fresh pork and hog production, on its term loan facility provided by certain banks in the amount of US$1.5 billion.

Proceeds from the facility will be used to refinance the entire outstanding principal of WH Group Limited’s existing US$4 billion term loan facility from 2013.

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Allen & Overy advises on Hong Kong’s inaugural sukuk issuance

Allen & Overy has advised HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank as joint global coordinators and bookrunners along with several other bookrunners and co-managers on the USD1 billion sukuk offering by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the first Islamic bond issuance by the HKSAR Government. The AAA-rated 5-year trust certificates were offered in a combined Rule 144A/Regulation S transaction to institutional investors internationally.

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London and Frankfurt Offices of Bingham McCutchen to Join Akin Gump

International law firm Akin Gump today announces that the London and Frankfurt offices of Bingham McCutchen, along with a group of partners from Bingham’s Hong Kong office, will join the firm. With this 22-partner expansion, Akin Gump will grow its London and Hong Kong offices markedly and will also open the firm’s first office in Germany. The move will be effective over the coming weeks.

The move will bring together Akin Gump’s financial restructuring practice in the United States, led by partners Daniel Golden, Ira Dizengoff, Fred Hodara and Mike Stamer, with the London-based leaders of Bingham’s financial restructuring group, partners James Roome, Barry Russell and James Terry. The combination cements Akin Gump’s reputation as the home of a top-tier global financial restructuring practice and adds substantial depth to the firm’s corporate, finance, disputes, regulatory and tax practices while significantly increasing the firm’s international footprint.

The firm further expects to welcome a number of additional attorneys from Bingham soon in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt.

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Paul Hastings Advises China Rongsheng’s US$281 Million Acquisition in Kyrgyzstan Company

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited (“China Rongsheng”) in relation to the acquisition of a 60% equity interest in Central Point Worldwide Inc. (“Central Point”) by its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary, Ocean Sino Holdings Limited.

The consideration for the acquisition is HK$2.184 billion (US$281 million), which is satisfied by the allotment and issuance of 1,400,000,000 shares by China Rongsheng.

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Milbank Acts on Highly Successful US$ Reopening of High Yield Notes for Philippine Property Developer

The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has recently advised on the successful reopening of notes by the Vista Land group. Milbank advised DBS Bank Ltd. (DBS), as international underwriter, on the US$125 million reopening of 7.45% Guaranteed Notes due 2019 (the Notes) by VLL International, Inc., a subsidiary of Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. (Vista Land), one of the largest residential property developers in the Philippines. The Notes were unconditionally guaranteed by Vista Land and other subsidiaries of the Vista Land group.

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Paul Hastings Represents West China Cement in US$400 Million High-Yield Bond Offering

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented West China Cement Limited in connection with its Regulation S offering of US$400 million of 6.50% senior notes due 2019. West China Cement is one of the leading cement producers in Shaanxi Province. Credit Suisse and Nomura acted as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers for the transaction.

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