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Magic Circle firm Linklaters has added Xiaoxi Lin and Alessandro Nolet as partners in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case, respectively.
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Sidley Austin has expanded its corporate and finance practice in Hong Kong with the hire of capital markets specialist Dominic Tsun as a senior project manager.
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Capital markets specialist Mengyu Lu has left Sidley Austin to rejoin Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Zhong Lun Law Firm have advised China’s Everest Medicines on its $451 million IPO in Hong Kong, with Kirkland & Ellis and Tian Yuan Law Firm advising the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised Shanghai-based biopharmaceutical company JHBP (CY) Holdings, a holding company for Genor Biopharma,  on its HK $2.87 billion ($371 million) IPO in Hong Kong, with Kirkland & Ellis representing the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law Offices have advised Chinese car comparison website Bitauto and classifieds portal 58.com, both previously listed in New York, in going private with the transactions being valued at $1.1 billion and $8.7 billion, respectively.
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Baker McKenzie has hired private equity specialist Derek Poon as a partner in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis where he worked for over eight years.
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AZB & Partners has advised Reliance Industries’ Jio Platforms on its $1.5 billion sale of a 2.32 percent stake to investment management company Vista Equity Partners, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Kirkland & Ellis.
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Clifford Chance, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Justin Chow & Co. Solicitors have advised New York-listed Hong Kong investment firm AMTD on its secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with Kirkland & Ellis advising the underwriters .
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Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Hong Kong-listed global sourcing and logistics group Li & Fung Ltd on its $931 million proposed privatization by Golden Lincoln Holdings Limited, which was represented by Kirkland & Ellis.