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Sullivan & Cromwell has represented Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) on its $8 billion sale of MUFG Union Bank (MUB) to U.S. Bancorp, which was counselled by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law Offices have advised China’s Autohome on its $685 million Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) secondary listing, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Commerce & Finance Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Pop Mart International Group on its HK$5.2 billion ($674 million) Hong Kong IPO, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and King & Wood Mallesons representing the joint sponsors and the underwriters.

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Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese fintech firm Ant Group on its planned $30 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons counselling the joint sponsors.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have represented Blackstone in its 242 billion yen ($2.3 billion) acquisition of Takeda Consumer Healthcare, which turned to Nishimura & Asahi for advice.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Tsar & Tsai Law Firm advised Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corp on its $1.8 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Kemet Corp, which was counselled by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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Fangda Partners and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on its $11.3 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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SoftBank Corp has announced plans to merge internet subsidiary Yahoo Japan with Korean messaging app operator Line Corp to create a $30 billion tech group, as it strives to compete more effectively with local rival Rakuten and U.S. tech powerhouses.
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Kim & Chang, Korea’s biggest firm, has hired Youngjin Sohn as a senior foreign partner from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he led the now-closed Seoul office.