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Linklaters (Charles Dunn) has been appointed to advise Bangkok Mass Transit System on the restructuring of its debts of $650m (£451m) and Taiwanese Bt18.462bn (£290.6m).
Shearman & Sterling (John Wilson) advised France Telecom and semiconductor company STMicroelectronics on France Telecom's h1.5bn (£928.03m) issue of exchangeable notes. Lead managers ABN Amro and Lehman Brothers advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Shearmans also advised on a concurrent equity offering in the g2.5bn (£1.55bn) placement of 69 million STM common shares by France Telecom and Finmeccanica. Lead managers Morgan Stanley advised by Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Andersen Legal's Malaysian practice Zaid Ibrahim & Co (Charon Mokhzani) advised the state-owned asset management company Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad on its first asset-backed securitisation. Banks advised in-house.