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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Rowland Cheng - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP's 'responsive' team handles highly complex deals. It recently advised on a series of high-profile Greater China outbound acquisitions into the US, UK, Germany, France and Switzerland; it also handles private equity transactions in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific region. The team acted for Hytera Communications Corporation, a manufacturer of radio transceivers and radio systems, in the takeover of Sepura, a UK-listed communications technology company. Shanghai-based Rowland Cheng and Beijing-based Yilong Du are recommended, as is Hong Kong-based Simon Cooke who is the global co-chair of the firm’s private equity practice.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

Within: Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP's team is 'excellent in terms of quality advice and service levels'. The practice's recent experience includes advising The Carlyle Group on the disposal of its Korean portfolio company ADT Caps to a consortium led by SK Telecom of Korea and Macquarie’s Korean Opportunities Fund. Rowland Cheng is Shanghai managing partner and the key Hong Kong advisors are global co-chair of the private equity practice Simon Cooke, Frank Sun, who is praised for his 'level of local and professional legal knowledge and commercial sense', and Amy Beckingham.

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