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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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Investigations and white-collar crime specialist Haiyan Tang, who left Paul Hastings’ Shanghai office as a partner last year to join CBC Group at its chief legal and compliance officer, has returned to the U.S. firm.
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UK firm Hill Dickinson has hired YK Chan as partner and co-head of its equity capital markets team in Hong Kong from Paul Hastings, where he was an associate.
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Paul Hastings has begun the rebuilding of its capital markets practice in Hong Kong after it added Fan Chaobo as partner Latham & Watkins, where he was an associate.
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U.S. law firm Greenberg Traurig has added partner Eiji Kobayashi to its corporate practice in Tokyo from Paul Hastings, where he headed the corporate, M&A and securities practice for Japan.
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Paul Hastings has advised South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. on its $530 million acquisition of the Cariflex business unit of U.S. chemical maker Kraton Corporation, which was represented by Baker McKenzie.
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Paul Hastings has hired a pair of corporate partners for its Hong Kong office: Samuel Ng, who joins from Morrison & Foerster, and Jason Kuo, who was previously with Troutman Sanders.
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With women in top leadership positions in Hong Kong, the city at least has the right gender in place to make meaningful change for gender equality. John Kang assesses the slow progress in Hong Kong so far, and the need for gender quotas.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Korean firm Kim & Chang have advised Kakao, operator of Korea's leading messaging app KakaoTalk, on its $1 billion global depository receipts offering.
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Latham & Watkins has advised Bank of Gansu on its $761 million initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Paul Hastings advising the joint sponsors.