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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Global Law Office are advising medical research firm CARsgen Therapeutics on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Zhong Lun Law Firm advising the joint underwriters. The IPO is expected to raise up to $400 million.
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U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added a team of four lawyers to its financial regulatory services practice in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, including partner William Hallatt.
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Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Indonesian associate firm, has advised Indonesian power company PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa (DSS) on the $394 million sale of a 75 percent stake in three thermal power plants to China Datan, a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Zhong Lun Law Firm advised Chinese biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation on its $335 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Commerce & Finance Law Offices advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Tian Yuan Law Firm and Conyers have advised China’s New Oriental Education & Technology on its HK$10.13 billion ($1.31 billion) secondary offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jia Yuan Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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O'Melveny & Myers, Tian Yuan Law Firm and William Ji & Co. have represented China’s Simcere Pharmaceutical Group on its HK$3.57 billion ($460.6 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Jingtian & Gongcheng advising the joint sponsors.
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Khaitan & Co  and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma on its planned $780 million IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and S&R Associates acting for the bookrunners and lead managers.
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Herbert Smith Freehills, Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Latham & Watkins have combined to develop a draft protocol to help deliver a globally consistent online case management approach platforms for conducting international arbitration.
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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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Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Asia managing partner Justin D'Agostino as its next chief executive officer. In a media statement, the Anglo-Australian firm said D'Agostino would continue to be based out of Hong Kong.