The Asian Lawyer The daily source for legal business news, analysis and intelligence from the editors and reporters at The American Lawyer. en-us Copyright 2014. ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. The Asian Lawyer Morrison & Foerster Adds Singapore Partner Shirin Tang was previously a counsel in the Singapore office of Shearman & Sterling. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:34:59 EDT 1202651468560 Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014 * White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:18:05 EDT 1202651468253 HWL Ebsworth Acquires Adelaide Firm HWL Ebsworth said the addition of 44-lawyer Kelly & Co would allow it to better serve clients with a presence in South Australia. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:17:47 EDT 1202651310357 Simpson, Linklaters on Chinese Department Store Buy A Chinese company is buy British department store chain House of Fraser for $804 million, with plans to open 50 stores in China. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:40:28 EDT 1202651308637 Skadden Advises Sinopec on $5 Billion Bond Issue It is the third multi-billion-dollar bond offering by the Chinese state-owned oil giant in the past year. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:23 EDT 1202651308252 Three Firms on Chinese Group's $6 Billion Peru Mine Buy A consortium of state-owned companies led by China Minmetals subsidiary MMG is acquiring the Las Bambas copper project in southern Peru from GlencoreXstrata. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:40:30 EDT 1202651137039 S&R, Amarchand on Vodafone India Buyout Vodafone last week paid $1.48 billion for the remaining 11 percent stake in Vodafone India Ltd. it didn?t already own, making it the first foreign telecom carrier to wholly own its Indian subsidiary. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:04:05 EDT 1202651136602 Alibaba Asks Firms to Pick Sides The Chinese e-commerce giant, which is expected to have the world's largest IPO since Facebook Inc. later this year, has let it be known that it won't be hiring any firm for transactional work that also advises its major competitors. Though such demands are not uncommon outside of Asia, not least in the U.S. tech sector, lawyers say firms face a more complicated choice in the super-competitive but still-developing China market. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:07:41 EDT 1202650968150