Then Linklaters, led by Hong Kong partner Sanghoon Lee, secured an instruction advising Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund on its $1bn (£532.49m) IPO, the second largest in Korea in the past 12 months and second largest IPO in Asia (excluding Japan) to date this year.
Meanwhile, White & Case also got in on the action, advising Thai Beverage Public Company on its $850m (£452.61m) IPO, the second largest ever in Singapore.
Local law firms King & Wood and Jun He Law Offices did, however, benefit from the flurry of deals, handling local law aspects of the Bank of China float. However, it was foreign firms Shearman & Sterling and Allen & Overy that advised the underwriters.
Shearman also advised the underwriters on the Thai Beverage float.