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International law firm Paul Hastings, in collaboration with The Lawyer, conducted research seeking to determine trends in the rapidly evolving world of transatlantic acquisition finance. Insights for the project were gained through interviews and two roundtable discussions involving partners, heads of leveraged finance, in-house legal counsel and deal execution professionals from a diverse range of […]

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The Hong Kong Stock Exchange recently made various amendments to its listing rules, which came into effect on 1 January 2022. These include its recently published consultation conclusions in respect of the Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers and the Review of the Corporate Governance Code and related listing rules, and the Housekeeping Rule Amendments.

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