By Quiteria Leung, November 7, 2013 :: Deals
* Skadden, Russell McVeagh advise on New Zealand's largest-ever IPO for Meridian Energy
* Baker & McKenzie guides a Chinese conglomerate buying a Hong Kong bank for $1.5 billion
* A Dubai commodities firm turns to Stamford for a Singapore reverse merger
The Chinese bank, which operates in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces, will used the funds raised from its Hong Kong listing to strengthen its capital base.
The Taiwanese financial services group has offered to buy a majority stake in Tokyo Star Bank for $527 million.
China's Yue Xiu Group is planning to acquire a majority stake in Hong Kong's family-owned Chong Hing Bank.
The government's listing of a 49 percent stake in power generator Meridian Energy has become New Zealand's largest ever IPO.
The Australian television network is aiming to raise as much as $658 million.
The IPO of the offshore drilling company is Malaysia's second-largest of the year so far.
By Quiteria Leung, October 31, 2013 :: Deals
* Rajah & Tann on a $1.1 billion bid for a Chinese food company
* Morgan Lewis helps a Texas oil company make a Malaysian exit
* Squire Sanders and White & Case line up for U.S. cloud computing acquisitions by Japan's NTT
The Texas-based oil and gas company is selling its Malaysian offshore interests for $898 million to SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd. in an all-cash deal.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.