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White & Case has advised Qatar's Ooredoo on its $6 billion agreement to merge its Indonesian telecom unit with that of Hong Kong's CK Hutchison, which was represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
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Latham & Watkins has hired Sidharth (Sid) Bhasin, James Clayton-Payne, and Don Stokes as partners in the energy and infrastructure industry group in Singapore, months after losing three senior lawyers in that space.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Hong Kong-headquartered logistics real estate platform ESR Cayman on its $5.2 billion acquisition of fund manager ARA Asset Management, which was counselled by Latham & Watkins.
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Sullivan & Cromwell and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese smart electric vehicle maker Xpeng on its planned dual primary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and JunHe advising the joint sponsors. The listing is expected to raise nearly $2 billion.
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Linklaters and Haiwen & Partners are advising China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation  on its planned secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jia Yuan Law Offices advising the joint underwriters.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, King & Wood Mallesons and DLA Piper have advised Chinese biopharma company Hutchmed on its HK$4.17 billion ($537 million) secondary listing in Hong Kong.
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Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance has hired Soo Khim Keoy and Jonathan Wong as partners in Hong Kong. They join from Withers and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, respectively.
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Offshore firm Maples and Calder has expanded its global dispute resolution and insolvency practice after hiring Nick Stern and Quentin Cregan as partners in its Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands offices, respectively.

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Clifford Chance has advised property management company China Resources Mixc Lifestyle Services on its $1.6 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, DeHeng Law Offices and Han Kun Law Offices representing the sponsors.
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Georgia Dawson, Asia managing partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was recently named as the firm’s new senior partner. This made her the first woman to lead the firm in its lengthy history, and also made Freshfields the first Magic Circle firm to appoint a female leader. She tells Asian Legal Business about her plans to transform the storied firm.