China Business Law Journal presents the second half of our selection of significant transactions from last year, and the domestic and international law firms behind them. By George W Russell and Raymond Yang
Following a lengthy period of research and consultation, we compiled a collection of landmark transactions concluded from December 2009 to the end of 2010. In the February issue of the magazine, we featured our selections in a number of key business sectors. In this issue, we present part two, with our selection of deals of the year in domestic IPOs, domestic M&A, inbound M&A and foreign direct investment, private equity & venture capital, environment & natural resources, and dispute resolution.
The winning deals and cases have been chosen subjectively based on transactional data, submissions received from PRC and international law firms, and interviews conducted with China-focused legal and corporate professionals.
In arriving at decisions on the winning deals and cases, our editorial team evaluated the significance of all shortlisted contenders from a legal and regulatory standpoint. The value, uniqueness and complexity of each deal or case were taken into consideration, as were any precedents that may have been established for the future.