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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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Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.
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AZB & Partners has advised Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms on its $1.5 billion sale of a 2.32 percent stake to investment management company Vista Equity Partners, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Kirkland & Ellis.
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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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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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Sidley Austin has hired Meng Ding as a partner in its China corporate and finance group from Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong.
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California-headquartered firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has appointed Wanda Woo as a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.
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Kirkland & Ellis and offshore law firm Travers Thorp Alberga have advised Hong Kong-based investment firm PAG on the closing of its third Asia-focused buyout fund with $6 billion in committed capital.
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Goodwin Procter has hired debt finance specialist Daniel Lindsey as a partner in its private equity practice in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.
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AZB Partners has advised Wipro Indian software services exporter Wipro Ltd on its biggest-ever contract, a 10-year deal worth more than $1.5 billion with U.S.-based Alight Solutions for digital services.