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Sunwoda Electronic eyes European capital via Swiss GDR listing

Linklaters, Shu Jin Law Firm, Niederer Kraft Frey, Jingtian & Gongcheng and Freshfields assisted parties in lithium battery maker Sunwoda Electronic, raising USD440 million on its global depository receipts (GDR) listing in Switzerland

Banking on effective mandates

This column discusses the role of central banks and why it is important for them to have clear mandates

K&L Gates expands debt capital markets practice in Hong Kong

K&L Gates has hired debt capital markets partner Jay Lee in Hong Kong, who joined from Simmons & Simmons

HKEX opens consultation on new listing rules for tech firms

The HKEX has launched a consultation on lowering the bar for companies going public from five “specialist technology industries”  to generate business for the Hong Kong bourse from the rapidly evolving tech sector

Linklaters assists Thai power company in Taiwan wind farm investment

Linklaters advised Thai utility provider GPSC in acquiring a 25% stake in the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farm in Taiwan from local shareholders, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, for a USD500 million investment

Hainan taps Linklaters advice for first offshore bonds

Linklaters advised the Hainan government in a maiden double, with its first offshore bonds, which also marked the first local government in China to issue blue and sustainability bonds

K&L Gates lures Linklaters’ Hong Kong capital markets partner

K&L Gates has hired Iris Leung as a corporate and capital markets partner in its Hong Kong office

Former Allen & Overy Asian restructuring head joins Linklaters

Richard Woodworth, who was a founder and co-head of the Asia-Pacific restructuring and recovery group at Allen & Overy, has joined Linklaters as a partner based in Hong Kong handling this Asian sector

Linklaters guides RMB3bn sovereign bonds issue in Macau

Linklaters’ leading partner William Liu advised China’s Ministry of Finance on issuing RMB3 billion (USD431 million) worth of notes in Macau in the second issuance of RMB sovereign bonds in the city since 2019

Khaitan key to CCI approval of USD1.6bn Axis-Citi deal

Khaitan & Co helped Axis Bank in gaining the green light in record time for its INR123 billion (USD1.6 billion) acquisition of Citibank’s Indian consumer business

CTG Duty Free raises HKD16bn in Hong Kong

China Tourism Group Duty Free (CTG Duty Free), the world’s largest travel retailer, has raised HKD16.24 billion (USD2.07 billion) from its IPO on the HKEX on 25 August

Dispute lawyer moves to Linklaters Indonesia

Narendra Adiyasa as a partner to lead the firm’s dispute resolution and employment and incentives practices in Jakarta

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Linklaters helps Swiss bourse to revise listing rules

Linklaters advised the SIX Exchange Regulation, an autonomous and independent body within the SIX Swiss Exchange, on the amendment of its listing rules

New World Development blazes path for green, social bonds

The world’s first public sector issuance of social and green dual-tranch bonds saw Linklaters’ capital markets partner Gloria Cheung advising the issuer, Hong Kong developer New World Development

R&F strikes the biggest Asian real estate debt restructuring

Sidley Austin has helped Guangzhou R&F Properties to complete a USD4.9 billion debt restructuring

Linklaters, Tian Yuan advise in first GDRs under new stock connect scheme

Tian Yuan Law Firm and Linklaters advised Ming Yang Smart Energy Group, a wind turbine manufacturer, on its global depositary receipts (GDR) trading on the Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme on the Main Market of the LSE

BOC issues USD500m green bond update with EU

Linklater and Allen & Overy advised on an updated Common Ground Taxonomy debt instrument between China and the European Union

China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

Linklaters’ new Bangkok and Singapore heads eye Asia recovery

Linklaters has named Jonathan Horan and Wanwisar Nakarat as managing partners in Singapore and Bangkok, respectively

Sino-Ocean subsidiary issues credit enhanced bonds

Sino-Ocean Land Treasure IV issued USD200 million 3.8% credit enhanced green notes due 2025 backed by a standby letter of credit (SBLC) from China Zheshang Bank

Arwiko returns to Widyawan & Partners

Linklaters’ formal association firm in Indonesia, Widyawan & Partners, has hired corporate lawyer Teguh Arwiko as a partner in Jakarta

Deal highlights

Aquila Acquisition Corporation became the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to list in Hong Kong

DLA strengthens China energy finance with new hire

Former Linklaters partner Crystal Chen is moving to DLA Piper to be a partner in the firm’s finance, projects and restructuring practice based in Hong Kong

Linklaters advises Makro in retail transfer

Linklaters advised the Thai wholesale stores operator Siam Makro on its group restructuring through an entire business transfer

Linklaters, Conyers spins China-Cayman first with Golden Wheel

With the approval of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Golden Wheel Tiandi, a Hong Kong-listed and Jiangsu-based real estate company

JunHe hires expert in securities law

Shi Libin has joined JunHe as an expert in corporate and securities law. She joins from Linklaters and has legal qualifications in China and New York State

Outside the box

As general counsel in the west demand greater diversity and inclusion from their legal advisers, law firms in Asia must step up to the plate. But just how committed is the region’s legal profession to delivering such change?

Future Legal Leaders 2022

India Business Law Journal identifies 50 promising lawyers who are poised for greater success

Thailand Law Firm Awards 2022

Recovering global demand is softening the impact of the pandemic on Thailand. While travel restrictions continue taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector, a major contributor to the economy, the country has rolled out an extensive and comprehensive package to kick-start a rebound.

War of attrition

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the international legal community has condemned not just with words, but by boycotting Russian business and transactions

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2021 and the law firms that worked hard to successfully conclude them

Deals of the year 2021

We look back at the most significant transactions and disputes of last year as we ring in the year of the tiger

Earth v law

Do lawyers have a heightened responsibility to help avert a climate catastrophe?

Open sesame

Issuances

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, India Business Law Journal reveals the top foreign law firms for India work

Anti-dumping

The gameplan

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