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Beijing Tian Yuan Law firm has hired three senior capital markets lawyers in Hong Kong - Jean Yu from Clifford Chance, Lindsay Gao from Sidley Austin and Charles Wang from Herbert Smith Freehills.
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Fangda Partners and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its $11.3 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Paul Hastings has begun the rebuilding of its capital markets practice in Hong Kong after it added Fan Chaobo as partner Latham & Watkins, where he was an associate.
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Allen & Overy has hired Tess Fang as partner in Hong Kong, aiming to further bolster its China corporate practice. Fang joined from U.S. firm White & Case’s Hong Kong office, where she was a local partner.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Hong Kong-listed global sourcing and logistics group Li & Fung Ltd on its $931 million proposed privatization by Golden Lincoln Holdings Limited, which was represented by Kirkland & Ellis.
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U.S. law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is set to close its office in Hong Kong, with operations scheduled to be wound down by August 31, 2020.
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King & Wood Mallesons has hired Jake Robson as an M&A partner in its Singapore office from Morrison & Foerster.
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UK law firm Stephenson Harwood is closing its seven-year-old office in Beijing and refocus its offering in Hong Kong, following a review of its presence in Asia.
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U.S. law firm Vinson & Elkins has announced that it will close its Beijing office by the end of 2020, making it the latest international firm to cut back on its offering in the Greater China region.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Zhong Lun Law Firm have advised China internet heavyweight NetEase on its $2.7 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Davis Polk & Wardwell and JunHe advising the joint underwriters.