Jones Day Expands Fund Formation Capabilities in Asia with Addition of Scott D. Peterman in Hong Kong

Jones Day is pleased to announce that Scott D. Peterman has joined as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Formerly a partner with Sidley Austin, Mr. Peterman will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office.

Mr. Peterman is a recognized market leader in the representation of private fund sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including private equity funds, real estate funds, and hedge funds. Mr. Peterman is currently ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific in “Band 1″ for China Investment Funds. Together with our Band 1 ranked Singapore investment funds practice, Jones Day now has increased capability to advise fund sponsors and investors on an Asia-wide basis.

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Milbank Adds Global Securities Partner David Kuo in Hong Kong

In a significant addition to its longstanding Asia and Hong Kong securities practice, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced that corporate and capital markets adviser David Kuo has joined the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Mr. Kuo represents Chinese companies and other high-yield issuers and underwriters on a wide variety of debt- and equity-linked capital markets transactions—including high-yield, investment-grade, RMB, convertibles and corporate hybrids. He also counsels on liability management exercises, including debt restructuring, tender offers and exchange offers.

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Experienced Corporate Partner Rejoins Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that William Woo has rejoined the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on equity capital markets and M&A matters, particularly in connection with pre-IPO investments and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (both the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity work

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Paul Hastings Advises Managers on Haitong International Finance’s US$700 Million Guaranteed Bonds Issuance

Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited as the managers in the US$700 million guaranteed bonds due 2020 issued by Haitong International Finance 2015 Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Haitong International Securities Group Limited (“Haitong International”). Haitong International is a leading securities company in China in terms of total assets and net assets.

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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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Linklaters advises on US$26 billion Chinese Train Manufacturers Merger

Linklaters are the lead counsel on the US$26 billion merger of CSR Corporation Limited (“CSR”) and China CNR Corporation Limited (“CNR”). This is the first-ever merger of two companies with dual listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong and the first-ever securities exchange involving two sets of A shares and two sets of H shares.

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Freshfields advises on Shengjing Bank IPO

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised the underwriters on the US$1.3bn global offering and listing of Shengjing Bank on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which took place today.

The listing is one of Asia’s largest bank IPOs by value in recent years.

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Mongolian Mining Corporation Rights Offering

Davis Polk advised Mongolian Mining Corporation on its $201 million global rights offering. The global rights offering consisted of a public offering of H shares (shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in Hong Kong and private placements of H shares to institutional investors outside of Hong Kong, including within the United States to a limited number of qualified institutional investors in reliance on Section 4(a)(2) of the U.S. Securities Act. J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited and BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited were the joint underwriters, and Somerley Capital Limited was the independent financial adviser of the H share rights offering.

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