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Dechert has launched its financial restructuring practice in Asia with the hire of Daniel Margulies as a partner based in Hong Kong from Kirkland & Ellis.
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Michael D. Rackham, a former corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Latham & Watkins in Singapore as a counsel.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell and Global Law Office are advising Chinese bubble-tea maker Nayuki Holdings on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Kirkland & Ellis and Jingtian & Gongcheng advising the joint sponsors.
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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.