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Paul Hastings and Dentons have advised China’s Weihai City Commercial Bank on its $365.3 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Dentons PNG, the Papua New Guinea firm of Dentons, has represented the country in obtaining from its Supreme Court a judgment quashing a $3 billion arbitration claim brought by Independent Timbers and Stevedoring which was advised by Squire Patton Boggs, Manatt, Phelps & Philips and Leahy Lewin Lowing Sullivan.
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Dentons has announced a proposed combination with South Korean firm Lee International, which it says would make it the only international firm with a Korean legal practice.
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Dentons has continued to expand its disputes team in Hong Kong after hiring litigator Allan Leung as a partner from Hogan Lovells, where he spent more than 25 years.
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Dentons has advised Chinese financial firm JD Group on the sale of its insurance business, FTLife Insurance Company Limited, for $2.74 billion (HK$21.5 billion approximately) to NWS Holdings Limited which was counselled by Sullivan & Cromwell.
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Dentons has poached a four-lawyer dispute resolution team from Bird & Bird in Hong Kong, led by Richard Keady, who led the practice for APAC at his former firm.
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Dentons has expanded its reach further in the ASEAN region after adding Indonesia’s Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) as a member.
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Thirty-lawyer Malaysian firm Zain & Co. has become a member of Dentons. The firm joins existing Dentons member firms in Myanmar and Singapore to form the newly established Dentons ASEAN Region.
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Dentons has named Marie Bernard as the new CEO of Nextlaw Labs, an accelerator of early-stage technology startups focused on the legal industry.
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As part of its expansion into Southeast Asia, Dentons has taken over Yangon-based boutique corporate firm Livingstons Legal, creating Dentons Myanmar.