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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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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese fintech firm Ant Group on its planned $30 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons counselling the joint sponsors.
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King & Wood Mallesons has hired Jake Robson as an M&A partner in its Singapore office from Morrison & Foerster.
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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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King & Wood Mallesons has continued expanding its Hong Kong office after hiring Katherine Ke as a partner in its banking & finance practice in Hong Kong from Clifford Chance, where she was a counsel.
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King & Wood Mallesons has acted for Affinity Private Equity Partners, one of the largest independent Asian private equity firms, on its A$630 million ($457 million) purchase of Australia-listed debt and trade finance provider Scottish Pacific Group, which was represented by PwC Legal.
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King & Wood Mallesons and Allen & Overy have advised Australian PE firm EMR Capital and other investors on the sale of Indonesia’s Martabe gold mine for $1.21 billion to Danusa Tambang Nusantara, which was counselled by Linklaters.
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King & Wood Mallesons has expanded its Tokyo team with two new partners: Arbitration specialist Patric McGonigal, who is relocating from Singapore, and corporate expert Ryunosuke Ushijima, who joins from local firm Miyake, Ushijima & Imamura, where he was a name partner.
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Tiang & Co., Big Four accounting outfit PwC’s Hong Kong member firm, has hired Martyn Huckerby as the head of its Asia Pacific competition law practice from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was a partner in that firm’s Shanghai office.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Razer Inc, a U.S. and Singapore-based gaming hardware maker backed by Intel Corp and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, on its $528 million initial public offering in Hong Kong.