Walmart’s Flipkart, Amazon challenge India court order on antitrust probe

BY Reuters |

Walmart Inc’s Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc have filed legal challenges against the resumption of an antitrust investigation into their business practices, according to sources and a legal filing viewed by Reuters.

Davis Polk, HSF lead on CARsgen’s planned $400 mln HK IPO

BY Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

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.

Wilson Sonsini, CC lead on orthodontics company’s $375 mln HK IPO

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Han Kun Law Offices have advised Chinese dental brace maker Angelalign Technology on its $375 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and Tian Yuan Law Firm advising the joint underwriters.

Davis Polk, Sidley lead on dairy company Youran’s planned $643 mln HK IPO

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Tian Yuan Law Firm are advising China’s Youran Dairy on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Sidley Austin and Dentons advising the joint underwriters.

Another exit for L&L as insolvency partner heads to AZB

BY Asian Legal Business |

AZB & Partners has hired restructuring and insolvency specialist Avinash Subramanian as a partner in Mumbai from L&L Partners, where he spent the entirety of his legal career.

Indian boutique Anagram gets one more partner from Tata Sons

BY Asian Legal Business |

Mumbai law firm Anagram Partners, which was launched earlier this year by two ex-Nishith Desai & Associates lawyers, has hired Ankit Mishra as a partner from Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Sons, where he was an in-house legal counsel.

HFW makes another Singapore hire from Reed Smith

BY Asian Legal Business |

HFW has expanded its shipping practice in Singapore with the hire of master marine Mark Myles from Reed Smith.

CC, Khaitan, AZB acting on GoAir’s planned $490 mln IPO

BY Asian Legal Business |

Clifford Chance and Khaitan & Co are advising India’s Go Airlines on its planned 36-billion-rupee ($490 million) initial public offering, with AZB & Partners advising the global coordinators and bookrunning lead managers.

Dentons squares off with fired partner over Chinese client fees

BY Reuters |

Dentons has become embroiled in a multi-front legal battle with former partner and longtime Big Law China practitioner Jinshu (John) Zhang, according to federal court documents filed this week, after Zhang and the global mega-firm clashed over client fees.

Top Glove’s $1 bln HK listing stalls, in latest blow from U.S. import ban -sources

BY Reuters |

Top Glove Corporation’s plan to list in Hong Kong and raise up to $1 billion has been delayed as the world’s largest rubber glove maker seeks to resolve a U.S. import ban on its products, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

Khaitan advises India’s Phoenix Mills on $733 mln partnership with GIC

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khaitan & Co has counselled Indian mall developer Phoenix Mills on a strategic partnership with Singapore’s GIC, under which the sovereign wealth fund will acquire “a significant minority stake” in a $733 million portfolio of developments in Mumbai and Pune.