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Firm profile for Asia-Pacific 2021

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Asia-Pacific 2021
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Senior Partner: Aedamar Comiskey
Managing Partner: Paul Lewis
Global Head of Corporate: Simon Branigan
Global Head of Dispute Resolution:
Alison Wilson
Global Head of Finance & Projects: Andrew Vickery
Number of partners: 450
Number of lawyers:
2200

Contacts:

Asset Finance:
Olga Petrovic

Banking: Philip Spittal, Ben Crosse

Capital Markets: Hwang Hwa Sim

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group: Christian Ahlborn

Corporate/M&A: Simon Branigan

Dispute Resolution:
Alison Wilson

Employment & Incentives: Alexandra Beidas

Environment & Climate Change: Vanessa Havard-Williams

Financial Regulation: Peter Bevan

Insurance: Wolfgang Krauel

Intellectual Property: Richard Cumbley

Investment Funds: Matthew Keogh

Pensions: Clare Petheram

Private Equity: Alex Woodward

Energy and infrastructure: Dan Tyrer

Real Estate: Andy Bruce

Restructuring & Insolvency: Rebecca Jarvis, Richard Bussell

Tax: Dick Hofland

Technology, Media & Telecommunications: Richard Cumbley

Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Offices in Asia: Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong SAR, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Stockholm, Warsaw, Washington DC.

Firm Overview:
Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. The firm uses its expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world.

The firm is long established in Asia, supporting clients on numerous landmark transactions with offices spread across the region in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong SAR, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Linklaters’ legal teams include both local and international lawyers, combining the benefits of local knowledge and language skills, with long-standing global experience to support our clients efficiently.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking:
Recent significant transactions include advising:
■ Hammer Capital Consulting Limited on the HK$40.2bn debt financing for the purchasers of The Center – the world’s largest acquisition financing for a single-block commercial building.
■ Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Bank and Mizuho Bank, as mandated lead arrangers on the ¥600bn senior facilities for Bain Capital’s ¥2trn (approx. US$18bn) acquisition of Toshiba Memory – the largest leveraged buyout deal in Asia and the largest Japanese inbound deal ever.

Contact: Philip Badge, Head of Banking, Asia
Tel: +65 6692 5731
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
Recent significant transactions include advising:

■ Bank of China (Hong Kong)’s issuance of US$3bn of Additional Tier 1 capital securities and US$876,749,000 concurrent tender offer on its existing subordinated notes. This is one of the largest AT1 issuances ever by a Hong Kong SAR bank.
■ The underwriters on the US$1,538m IPO of Huatai Securities – the first IPO under the new Shanghai-London Stock Connect scheme.

Contact: William Liu, Head of Capital Markets, Asia
Tel: +852 2901 5257
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
Recent significant transactions include advising:

■ Cathay Pacific on its HK$39bn recapitalisation.
■ Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited on the £46bn recommended offer for Shire plc – the largest ever outbound M&A deal by a Japanese company. Linklaters also advised Takeda Pharmaceutical Company as borrower on the US$30.85bn bridge loan agreement for this acquisition – the largest acquisition financing in Asia, and by a Japanese company.
■ Astra, one of Indonesia’s largest listed companies, on a fintech joint venture with WeLab for the provision of peer-to-peer loans and consumer credit scoring services in Indonesia.

Contact: Sophie Mathur, Head of Corporate, Asia
Tel: +65 6692 5703
Email: [email protected]

Energy and Infrastructure:
Recent significant transactions include advising:
■ The ECAs and common lenders of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan – one of the largest and most innovative multi-sourced project financings which has come to market in Asia in 2019.
■ Greenko on its c.US$1bn acquisition of the entire share capital of Orange Renewable Holdings, a developer and operator of wind and solar energy projects in India. This is one of the largest renewable energy deals in India.

Contact: John Maxwell, Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Asia
Tel: +81 3 6212 1227
Email: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 USA 2021 UK 2022 Europe 2021 Latin America 2022 FinTech 2021 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

Contributions

Total 9 contributions

Law and Practice

Employment 2021 in Belgium

Authors: Luc Vanaverbeke, Nele Van Kerrebroeck, Jennifer Granado Aranzana, Aurélie De Meester

Law and Practice

International Arbitration 2021 in Belgium

Authors: Xavier Taton, Guillaume Croisant

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 1 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Maggie Ng
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Nathalie Hobbs
Band 2

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Frank Cui Zhe
Up and Coming
Nathalie Hobbs
Band 2

Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)


Gloria Cheung
Up and Coming
Hwang Hwa Sim
Band 2

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Star Individuals
Philip BadgeBanking & Finance: International
Eminent Practitioners
Wilailuk OkanurakBanking & Finance
Wilailuk OkanurakCapital Markets
Band 1
Pichitpon EammongkolchaiBanking & Finance
Wanwisar NakaratBanking & Finance
Pornpan ChayasuntornCapital Markets
Motoyasu FujitaCapital Markets: Domestic: Securitisation & Derivatives
Peter W FrostCapital Markets: International: Asia and Euro Markets
Wilailuk OkanurakCorporate/M&A
Sophie MathurCorporate/M&A: International
Laure de PanafieuEmployment: International
Eriko SakataInvestment Funds: Bengoshi
Wilailuk OkanurakProjects & Energy
John MaxwellProjects & Energy: International
Joo Hee LeeProjects & Infrastructure: International
Band 2
Christopher BradleyBanking & Finance: International
Amit SinghCapital Markets: International
Daniel KwonCapital Markets: International Firms

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Head Office

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One Silk Street

London

Greater London

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EC2Y 8HQ

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