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Acquisition finance specialist Andrew Bishop has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s private equity finance practice in Hong Kong from White & Case.
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White & Case has advised Thailand’s Bangkok Bank on its $2.3 billion acquisition of an 89 percent stake in Indonesia’s PT Bank Permata from Standard Chartered Bank and PT Astra International.
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White & Case has added private equity specialist Dongho Lee as a partner in Seoul from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), where he was managing partner and head of the corporate practice.
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White & Case has hired banking specialist Charles McConnell as a local partner in Singapore from Linklaters, where he was a counsel.
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White & Case has advised the main sponsor of the $3 billion project financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects in Taiwan, with Watson Farley & Williams and Linklaters counselling the lenders.
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White & Case has hired M&A lawyer Won Sun Jung as a local partner in Seoul. Jung joins from an in-house role.
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Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners and Latham & Watkins have represented Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s hospitality and retail arm, on its $1.6 billion listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
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Baker McKenzie and Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm have advised China Yangtze Power Company on its $3.59 billion purchase of Sempra Energy's Peruvian businesses, with White & Case representing the seller.
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King & Wood Mallesons has expanded its Singapore office with the hire of banking specialist John Shum as a partner from White & Case, and relocated funds partner Will McCosker from Sydney.
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U.S. law firm White & Case has strengthened its banking practice in Singapore after hiring Alexander McMyn as a partner from Hogan Lovells.