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​​​​​​​Linklaters has hired established an investment funds practice in Singapore with the hire of Joel Seow as a partner from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
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Betty Yap, the head of Linklaters’ China practice from 2012 to 2016, has returned to the firm from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where she held a similar role.
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Linklaters is advising a consortium comprising the founders of Singaporean-American gaming hardware company Razer, as well as private equity firm CVC Capital, on a $1.38 billion deal to take Razer private. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is counselling the Hong Kong-listed Razer, while CVC is also being represented by Milbank.
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With another pandemic-impacted year drawing to a close, and lawyers globally reconsidering their career plans, firm leaders know that they must make burnout and employee support an urgent priority.
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Latham & Watkins and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian financial services platform PB Fintech on its 57-billion-rupee ($770 million) initial public offering, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters representing the book running lead managers.
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Linklaters has hired Mark Veitch as the head of its Asia energy and infrastructure practice from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he led the front-end construction practice for Southeast Asia.
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Crawford Bayley International has advised India’s Canara Bank on its 25-billion-rupee ($337 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with IndusLaw and Linklaters representing the bookrunning lead managers.
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Simmons & Simmons has hired financial markets expert Sonia Lim as a partner in Singapore from Linklaters, where she was a counsel.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, King & Wood Mallesons and DLA Piper have advised Chinese biopharma company Hutchmed on its HK$4.17 billion ($537 million) secondary listing in Hong Kong.
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Linklaters and Haiwen & Partners are advising China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation  on its planned secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jia Yuan Law Offices advising the joint underwriters.