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Wong & Partners, Baker McKenzie’s Malaysia member firm, is advising Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali on multiple acquisitions in the Southeast Asian country totaling $312 million.
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Wong & Partners, a member of the Baker McKenzie network, has hired Ai Leen Tang as a partner in Kuala Lumpur from local competitor Zul Rafique & Partners, where she headed the corporate real estate practice group.
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The dust has finally settled on the US Presidential elections. While most dealmakers are relieved that a big source of uncertainty has been dealt with, they will have to brace themselves for higher corporate tax and detrimental changes to the treatment of carried interest. Regulatory burdens will also become more onerous under a Biden Presidency, potentially blunting deal-making activity. But all things considered, the conditions necessary for a much-improved deal-making environment in 2021 have emerged.
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Malaysia law firm Wong & Partners, a member of the Baker McKenzie network, has hired dispute resolution partner Janice Tay in Kuala Lumpur from fellow local firm Skrine.
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Wong & Partners has acted for Malaysian property company S P Setia on its $800 million purchase of rival I&P Group, which was represented by Zainal Abidin & Co.
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Wong & Partners has hired finance and projects partner Lim Siaw Wan from Christopher & Lee Ong, Rajah & Tann’s associate firm in Malaysia.
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Sidley, A&G, Links advise on $2.5 bln sale of SG building to Qatar fund, Wong & Partners, Cheang & Ariff on Zurich Insurance’s takaful buy, and more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table.
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Wong & Partners has advised Zurich Insurance Company on its 525 million ringgit ($130 million) acquisition of Malaysia’s MAA Takaful Berhad from MAA Group Berhad and Solidarity Group Holding BSC
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Putri Norlisa Chair, Wong & Partners acts on QL Resources’ deal with FamilyMart to operate convenience stores in Malaysia, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Squire Patton Boggs advise Equitas Holdings’ IPO India , and many more in this week’s Southeast Asia deals table.
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Wong & Partners has represented Sime Darby Berhad on its perpetual subordinated sukuk programme of up to 3 billion ringgit ($780 million) in nominal value – the first globally based on the shariah principle of wakalah