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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King & Wood Mallesons continues global expansion with Singapore office

King & Wood Mallesons will further strengthen its global capability, and its Asian connections and capability, with its granting of a foreign law practice licence by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Singapore practice will have an initial focus on International Funds, Energy and Resources and China inbound and outbound work, providing clients with a different choice of top-tier international legal expertise for cross-border and domestic work in South East Asia, and supporting Singapore-based clients with their outbound investments.

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Three Partners join DLA Piper in Singapore

DLA Piper announced today that a team of three partners has joined the firm in its Corporate Group in Singapore. John Viverito and Myles Hankin are joining from Gibson Dunn, Singapore, and Joseph Bauerschmidt from Jones Day, Singapore. The three have worked together in the past and are reuniting as colleagues at DLA Piper. Each of John, Joe and Myles are ranked experts in their fields by Chambers and other leading legal guides.

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