Cassia Investments Limited’s acquisition of Shanghai Tang Group Ltd.

Clifford Chance advised consumer sector focused private equity firm Cassia Investments Limited on its subscription of shares into Shanghai Tang Group Ltd., a special purpose vehicle ultimately controlled by Italian fashion entrepreneur Alessandro Bastagli; and the subsequent acquisition by Shanghai Tang Group Ltd. of Hong Kong luxury fashion house Shanghai Tang group from Richemont International […]

OptAsia Healthcare’s Joint Venture for the Development, Commercialization and Acquisition of CoSense Monitoring Technology

Orrick has advised OptAsia Healthcare, a Hong Kong-based healthcare technology firm, on its joint venture with Redwood City, CA-based Soleno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SLNO) and its subsidiary Capnia for the development and commercialization of Capnia’s innovative Sensalyze technology platform, which includes the CoSense End-Tidal Carbon Monoxide monitor that assists in the detection of excessive hemolysis in newborn […]

Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer recently secured an important victory for leading Turkish energy company Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. (Karkey) in an ICSID arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In August 2017, the tribunal unanimously issued a final award, finding Pakistan liable under the Turkey-Pakistan bilateral investment treaty, and ordering Pakistan to pay […]

Lilly China’s Strategic Collaboration with Tencent and DXY to Develop Integrated Diabetes Patient Care Program

Ropes & Gray advised Lilly China in a strategic collaboration with leading China internet company Tencent and online healthcare service provider DXY to develop an integrated diabetes patient care platform in China. Known as the Lilly Connected Care Program (LCCP), the program will enable patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) to better manage diabetes by utilizing […]

MicroPort Scientific Corp.’s $190 Million Acquisition of CRM Business from LivaNova PLC

Kirkland & Ellis represents Hong Kong-listed MicroPort Scientific Corporation (SEHK: 00853) in its proposed US$190 million acquisition of the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) business of NASDAQ-listed LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ: LIVN). The CRM business develops, manufactures and markets products for the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart rhythm disorders and heart failures. The transaction, which was […]

Alibaba Group’s US$2.88 billion acquisition of 36.16% stake in Sun Art Retail Group

Clifford Chance advised Kofu International Limited and Concord Greater China Limited, held by Taiwan-listed Ruentex Group, on their US$2.88 billion (HK$22.4 billion) sale of an aggregate 36.16% direct and indirect interest in Hong Kong-listed Sun Art Retail Group Limited, one of China’s largest hypermarket retailers, to Taobao China Holding Limited, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. […]

SG Holdings’ ¥116 Billion Initial Public Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the International Managers, Morgan Stanley and Daiwa Securities, in a ¥116 billion (approximately US$1 billion) initial public offering of shares of SG Holdings Co., Ltd. (“SG Holdings”). The selling shareholder in the IPO was SG Holdings Group Employee Shareholding Association. The global offering included an international offering to investors outside Japan and […]

Shell’s selling its remaining stake in Australian energy group Woodside Petroleum

Clifford Chance has advised Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) on the sale of 111.8 million shares in Australian Oil and Gas company Woodside Petroleum Ltd. At approximately AU$3.5 billion, the sale represents 100% of Shell’s interest in Woodside and 13.28% of the issued capital in Woodside. Rothschild was financial advisor to Shell and UBS and […]

LexinFintech’s $124.2 Million Initial Public Offering

Shearman & Sterling advised Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, China Renaissance and ICBCI as underwriters on the US$124.2 million initial public offering by LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (LexinFintech) of 13.8 million American depositary shares (ADSs), which include 1.8 million ADSs sold pursuant to a full exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment exercise, and the listing […]

Viacom’s Tender Offer for $1 Billion of Debt Securities

Shearman & Sterling advised Viacom Inc. in connection with its tender offer for $1 billion combined aggregate purchase price of certain of its outstanding debt securities. Headquartered in New York, Viacom is among the world’s leading global entertainment content companies. The Shearman & Sterling team included partners Lisa Jacobs (Picture) and Kyungwon Lee (both New […]

O Luxe Holdings Limited’s US$60 million investor round in Divergent 3D

Clifford Chance has advised O Luxe Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-based investment holding company, in a US$60 million investor round in Divergent 3D, a Los Angeles based company providing 3D printing technology to automotive manufacturing. The Series B financing round also contains an additional investor option of US$40 million. Head of the firm’s corporate practice […]