Trio of Magic Circle Lawyers Joins Morrison & Foerster as Partners in Asia

Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that three Magic Circle lawyers have joined the firm as partners in Asia. In Hong Kong, Chuan Sun and Vivian Yiu have just started at Morrison & Foerster, coming to the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, respectively. In Singapore, Yemi Tépé has joined Morrison & Foerster from Clifford Chance, with immediate effect.

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Milbank Advises DBS Bank, Ltd. on the US$890M Senior Secured Financing Provided to STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a Leading Semiconductor and Manufacturing Company

As part of one of the biggest M&A deals reported so far this year in Singapore, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised DBS Bank, Ltd. on a US$890 million senior secured bridge financing provided to publicly listed STATS ChipPAC Ltd., a leading provider of advanced semiconductor and test services. DBS Bank, Ltd. acted as sole mandated lead arranger, bookrunner, underwriter, and lender in the financing. This complex financing included a perpetual securities offering and required taking security across seven jurisdictions globally.

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Morgan Lewis to Combine with Stamford Law in Singapore to Establish Major Asian Hub

Global law firm Morgan Lewis and Singapore’s Stamford Law Corporation today announced they are joining forces to create the only fully integrated firm in Singapore that can practice across all legal service areas. The combination will establish a business transactions, litigation, and arbitration powerhouse to serve clients with strategic interests in Singapore and across the expanding Asian marketplace.

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Reed Smith Adds Restructuring and Bankruptcy Partner and Energy and Natural Resources Counsel in Singapore

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that partner Troy Doyle and counsel Gerald Licnachan have joined the firm’s Singapore office, in the global Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group and the Energy and Natural Resources Group respectively. Troy joins the firm from DLA Piper (in Singapore), where he led the firm’s restructuring practice, while Gerald re-joins Reed Smith from his role as general counsel at Steppe Capital in Singapore

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Accordia Golf Trust IPO

Rodyk acted as Singapore counsel to Daiwa, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and together with certain entities held by Daiwa, in their roles as issue manager and underwriter in the initial public offering (the IPO) of Accordia Golf Trust (AGT) on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the SGX-ST), as well as trustee-manager and asset manager of AGT, in respect of certain issues relating to the Singapore Code of Takeovers and Mergers, substantial shareholding and other Singapore regulatory matters and security agreements.

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