Rest of Asia
We have wide ranging experience in jurisdictions across Asia and are able to deliver a pan-Asian legal service of the highest quality.
For more information about our Rest of Asia-related practice, please contact any of our Hong Kong partners, Natalie Yeung in Beijing or Simon Hall in London:
Our key experience includes advising:
IWG, the global operator of leading co-work and workspace brands, on its second strategic partnership with TKP Corporation. IWG has agreed to sell its Taiwan operations to TKP and to enter into a long-term master franchise agreement which provides TKP with exclusive rights to the use of the HQ, Regus and SPACES brands in Taiwan
Yuanta Commercial Bank (YCB) on the Hong Kong regulatory aspects of its merger with Ta Chong Bank Ltd (TCB). YCB and TCB, both incorporated in Taiwan, merged pursuant to a statutory merger under Taiwan law, with YCB being the surviving entity. The Taiwan merger was recognised in Hong Kong under the doctrine of universal succession. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) transferred TCB’s banking licence to YCB. This is the first transfer of a banking licence since 2007. The merger and the transfer of the banking licence completed on 1 January 2018
Standard Chartered on a US$3.3 billion placing of shares to fund the acquisition of Korea First Bank.
CSR plc on a transaction with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (which includes the sale by CSR plc of certain assets located in the US, France, UK, India, Taiwan and Denmark) and an associated return of capital.
Hyundai Motor Group on the establishment of Hyundai Capital Services U.K., a new joint venture with Santander Consumer Finance U.K., to provide auto financing for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Cooperation in the UK.
Moody's Corporation on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in PT Kasnic Credit Rating Indonesia.
YTL Power International on the acquisition of a 35% shareholding in PT Jawa Power, owner of a 1,220MW power station in Java, Indonesia, and 100% of PT Jawa Timur, the operator of the plant.