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Asia Managing Partner: Nathalie Hobbs
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf , Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Stockholm, Warsaw, Washington DC.
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thai

Firm Overview:
As a global law firm, Linklaters supports its clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. The firm draws on its expertise and resources to help them to pursue opportunities and manage risk across industries and markets around the world. Technical skill, commercial experience and outstanding service are underpinned by a single management structure across the firm to help build valuable and lasting client relationships.

Having worked with clients in Asia for many years, Linklaters understands the region, the business practices and the regulatory environment of the countries within it. The legal teams include both local and international lawyers combining the benefits of local knowledge, experience and language skills with the insight gained from supporting clients on international deals.

Linklaters now has around 455 lawyers based in Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. In Indonesia, the firm has a formal association with leading local firm, Widyawan & Partners and as part of its integrated alliance with Australian law firm Allens, Linklaters also supports clients active in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Beyond its office locations, specialists are also active in other countries in the Asia Pacific region including Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Taiwan. In addition, Linklaters has a best-friends relationship with Talwar Thakore & Associates (TT&A), a leading Indian law firm, who the firm works closely with to provide seamless advice to clients as a single team and across the Indian and international elements of transactions.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Banking & Projects:
Recent cross-practice experience includes:
■DBS, Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank, Cathay United Bank and CTBC on a US$455.75m sponsor backed leveraged acquisition financing for a special purpose company established by Baring Private Equity for acquisition of SGX listed Interplex Holdings Ltd
■Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited in connection with a US$50m term loan facility to Cambodia Fiber Optic Communication Network Co., Ltd.
■SoftBank Group Corp. on the establishment of the world’s largest technology investment fund targeting US$100bn and the largest ever private fundraise
■CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. and other banks on a US$986m facilities for the acquisition of McDonald’s China and Hong Kong business to a consortium formed by CITIC and Carlyle – a landmark transaction which was concluded after months of negotiations between multiple parties
■DONG Energy on its acquisition of a 35% interest in Formosa I, Taiwan’s first offshore wind power project
Contact: Davide Mencacci Tel: +852 2842 4840
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
Recent cross-practice experience includes:
■DBS Bank on the US$10bn establishmentof their first global covered bond Programme in both Singapore and in Southeast Asia
■Republic of the Philippines on its US$2bn 25 year sovereign bond issuance
■China Yangtze Power Company Limited on the US$523.612m Zero Coupon Exchangeable Bonds – the first dual currency exchangeable bond (US$ and €) issuance in the international capital markets
■the underwriters on the HK$8.7bn Hong Kong IPO of BOC Aviation Limited
■the lead managers on the IPO of the investment units of True Telecommunications Growth Infrastructure Fund in Thailand
Contact: William Liu Tel: +852 2842 4886
Email: [email protected]

Recent cross-practice experience includes:
■the US$103bn merger of Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa – the largest Hong Kong public M&A in history
■Solution Creation Company Limited in its acquisition of a 25% interest in S.P. Petpack Inter Group Company Limited which holds interest in S.P. Petpack Intergroup (Myanmar) Co., Ltd.
■Charoen Pokphand Group on the US$9.4bn acquisition from HSBC of its entire shareholding in Ping An Insurance – the largest single China inbound investment in history
■the US$25.9bn merger of China’s train makers CSR and CNR
■Qatar Investment Authority on its S$3.4bn acquisition of Asia Square Tower 1 – a prime Grade A commercial development in Singapore’s Marina Bay business and financial district – the largest single-tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific to date
■Macquarie Infrastructure Fund on its acquisition of a significant interest in the Universal oil storage terminal in Singapore from PetroChina Co., and the Singapore oil trader Hin Leong Trading – the largest private equity investment in Singapore in 2016
Contact: Robert Cleaver Tel: +852 2901 5219
Email: [email protected]


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