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Respected corporate/M&A and private equity practices based in China and Singapore. Offices in Hong Kong and Beijing serve a diverse client portfolio of SOEs and listed companies and boast notable strength in the TMT and life sciences sector. Well-established team in Singapore handles a range of transactional mandates in the energy and natural resources, real estate and tech sectors. Possesses additional expertise in matters relating to Indonesia and India.
A client endorses the team for its "good commercial sense," going on to explain: "They really value our company and can understand our commercial intention very well."
A pleased client remarks: "They are responsive and knowledgeable and excellent at separating what matters from what doesn’t."
Another client notes: "Their strength is that they understand a client’s business and give prompt and practical legal advice."
One client notes: "They are very well equipped and experienced in dealing with Indonesian related transactions."
One client notes: "They are quick to identify issues and propose solutions. They understand the risks, and their service is timely and communicated in a useful format."
"Their advice is commercial and goes beyond black-letter law," adds another source.
Another interviewee is particularly impressed with the team's ability to coordinate transactions involving Chinese parties, observing: "I think their expertise is particularly strong in China cross-border work. The firm has done a terrific job for us and I’ve been very impressed with their performance."
Advised NetEase on the sale of its e-commerce platform, Kaola, to Alibaba for a combination of cash and shares totalling approximately USD2 billion.
Advised New York-based Voya Financial on its joint venture with SLK Group in India.
Acted for I Squared Capital on its acquisition of Macroview Telecom.
Acted on behalf of IndiGo Airlines in relation to its acquisition of aircraft and aircraft engines from CFM International.
Beijing-based Fang Xue and Hong Kong-based Graham Winter and Zhang Yi are key contacts for the Greater China practice. Brian Schwarzwalder and Scott Jalowayski head the Hong Kong private equity team and Jai Pathak leads the Singapore M&A practice.