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Slaughter and May has advised British insurer Aviva on the S$2.7 billion ($1.98 billion) sale of majority shares in its Singapore business to a consortium led by Singapore Life (Singlife). Allen & Gledhill advised on the Singapore law aspects of the transaction.
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Hong Kong firm Tanner De Witt has hired Kevin Warburton as partner in the firm’s arbitration practice from Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May, where he was a counsel.
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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.
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Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its litigation practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Mark Hughes as a partner from Slaughter and May, where he spent 16 years and led the Asia disputes practice.
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Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May has made a second lateral partner hire in Hong Kong in a span of two years, after welcoming back Jing Chen from the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx).
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Slaughter and May has hired investigations and litigation lawyer Wynne Mok as a partner in Hong Kong from the city’s Securities and Futures Commission, where she was a director of enforcement.
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Ashurst has hired Frank Bi as a partner in its corporate practice in Hong Kong from Slaughter and May, where he was a counsel.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has advised Google on a $1.1 billion deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC – represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher – to purchase the division that helped develop the U.S. tech giant’s Pixel smartphone.
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Slaughter and May and S&R Associates have advised UK telecom giant Vodafone on a $23 billion deal to merge its India unit with Mumbai-headquartered Idea Cellular, which was represented by AZB & Partners, Vaish Associates Advocates and Bharucha & Partners.
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Slaughter and May has advised Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation on its first “green bond,” valued at $600 million (HK$4.68 billion).