Linklaters & Alliance (Nick Rees) advised Guoco Group

on a general offer to repurchase 10-25 per cent of its share capital by way of a modified Dutch auction valued up to HK$5.46bn (£478.89m). Financial adviser Morgan Stanley Dean Witter advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Hong Leong Group, Malaysia, Guoco's parent company advised by Slaughter and May.