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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised China’s Huya on agreement to buy live game streaming peer DouYu International. Latham & Watkins has represented Tencent, which is Huya’s biggest shareholder and also owns more than a third of DouYu.
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Shearman & Sterling has hired finance specialist Gary Hamp as a partner in London from Latham & Watkins in Hong Kong.
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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), Allen & Overy and Dechert advised the Ayala Land-backed AREIT on its $276.65 million IPO, with Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Latham & Watkins representing the lead managers and book runners.
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Acquisition finance specialist Andrew Bishop has joined Latham & Watkins as a partner in the firm’s private equity finance practice in Hong Kong from White & Case.
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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.