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Clifford Chance and Freshfields land roles as China buys into Heathrow

Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simmons & Simmons took roles advising on the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in Heathrow Airport by a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (CIC). The deal sees Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial sell a 5.7 per cent stake in Heathrow Ltd for £257.4 to CIC International, an arm […]

Clarke Willmott transforms IT with £2m investment

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has embarked on a major IT investment, using IT specialist Tikit to upgrade its back-office hardware and desktops across its six offices around the country. Clarke Willmott has just begun transferring the Bristol office onto an upgraded platform running the latest software on brand-new servers; its five other offices […]

Clifford Chance and Linklaters lead on $1.5bn Sberbank loan amid panel review

Clifford Chance and Linklaters have landed the lead roles as Russia’s Sberbank raises a three-year $1.5bn (£930m) loan from a syndicate of ten foreign banks. The deal follows Sberbank’s completion of its first legal panel, in which it published both the winners and the losers (24 October 2012). Both Clifford Chance and Linklaters were appointed. […]

Cui Liguo

CUI Liguo, Founding partner, Chairman of the Management Committee, Beijing

I used to be a Visiting lawyer at Holman Fenwick & Willan in 2000.During the visit, I became familiarized with the international legal systems & culture background, and most importantly, I have benefited greatly from learning the operating philosophy and management style in international law firms. Name CUI Liguo Position Founding partner, Chairman of the […]

Herbert Smith Freehills and MoFo complete standout HK IPO for Fosun

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) have advised on the IPO of Shanghai-based Fosun Pharmaceutical Group on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a deal that raised HK$3.97bn (£318m). MoFo teamed up with Shanghai-based PRC firm Chen & Co to advise the issuer. The US firm’s team was led by Hong Kong corporate […]

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