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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Global Law Office Shanghai have advised Chinese courier ZTO Express on its $1.55 billion secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and JunHe counselling the sponsor and the underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law Offices have advised Chinese car comparison website Bitauto and classifieds portal 58.com, both previously listed in New York, in going private with the transactions being valued at $1.1 billion and $8.7 billion, respectively.
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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.
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AZB & Partners has advised Jio Platforms, the digital arm of India’s Reliance Industries on the sale of two more stakes – to Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment, and to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
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Clifford Chance, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Justin Chow & Co. Solicitors have advised New York-listed Hong Kong investment firm AMTD on its secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with Kirkland & Ellis advising the underwriters .
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Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance has recruited Michihiro Nishi as a corporate partner in its Tokyo office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a counsel.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm advised Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corp on its $1.8 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Kemet Corp, which was counselled by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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Zhong Lun Law Firm and O’Melveny & Myers have advised Chinese drug development service provider Pharmaron on its $588 million Hong Kong initial public offering, with JunHe and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advising the joint sponsors.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised Chinese Internet search giant Baidu on the sale of a third of its Nasdaq-listed shares in travel service website Ctrip for about $1 billion. Jingtian & Gongcheng and Latham & Watkins have advised the underwriters.
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Alternative legal services provider Axiom has shelved plans for an initial public offering after receiving an undisclosed amount of investment from European private equity firm Permira Funds.