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Kirkland & Ellis has boosted its debt finance practice group with the appointment of Manas Chandrashekar as a partner in Hong Kong from Latham & Watkins.
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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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Latham & Watkins has advised U.S. industrial gases provider Air Products on its agreement to build $2 billion methanol production facility in East Kalimantan along with Bakrie Capital Indonesia and Ithaca Resources, who were represented by Mishcon de Reya.
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AZB & Partners and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the $3.4 billion sale of its entire stake in India’s Hindustan Unilever, with Latham & Watkins representing the placement agents.
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Latham & Watkins has added M&A and investments specialist Mark Cooper as a partner in Singapore from Hogan Lovells.
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Latham & Watkins and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Indian credit card issuer SBI Cards on its 10,341-crore-rupee ($1.4 billion) IPO, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Allen & Overy representing the lead managers.
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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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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Latham and Watkins and AZB & Partners have advised French energy giant Total SA on its $865 million purchase of a 37.4 percent stake in Indian gas distribution company Adani Gas, which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Clifford Chance.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised Chinese Internet search giant Baidu on the sale of a third of its Nasdaq-listed shares in travel service website Ctrip for about $1 billion. Jingtian & Gongcheng and Latham & Watkins have advised the underwriters.