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Conyers Dill & Pearman has received three Deal of the Year awards from the China Business Law Journal. Conyers won for: 1) Alibaba’s privatization and take over of Youku Tudou, 2) Qihoo 360 Technology’s privatization from the NYSE and 3) Zhejiang Geely Holding Group’s issuance of the first overseas green bonds by a Chinese automaker.
“We thank China Business Law Journal for this recognition”, said Christopher Bickley, Partner and Head of the Hong Kong office. “Conyers’ Hong Kong office is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to leading corporations throughout Asia and is pleased to receive these awards.”
China Business Law Journal awards firms for their outstanding legal service throughout the year, as nominated by China-focused corporate counsel and legal professionals around the world.
Alibaba privatizes and takes over Youku Tudou
Conyers provided Cayman law advice to Youku Tudou Inc. (“Youku”), China’s leading Internet television company, in connection with Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s (“Alibaba”) proposed acquisition of all outstanding shares of Youku Toudou by way of a “going-private” merger.
Partner and Co-Chairman David Lamb and Associate Angie Chu of Conyers’ Hong Kong office, advised on the matter, working alongside Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Qihoo 360 Technology goes private from NYSE
Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Cayman law advice to Mr. Hongyi Zhou, chairman and chief executive officer of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. and the buyer consortium, on the US$9.3 billion privatization of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a leading internet company in China, by way of a “going-private” merger.
Partner and co-chair David Lamb and associate Angie Chu of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter working alongside Kirkland & Ellis.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group issues the first overseas green bonds by Chinese automakers
Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI legal advice to LTC GB Limited in connection with the issue of US$400 million 2.75% bonds due 2021. LTC GB Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited. Its sister company is London Taxi Corporation Limited, the manufacturer of the iconic London taxis.
Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter, working alongside Davis Polk & Wardwell and King & Wood Mallesons.