It is with much sadness that we report the tragic loss of our colleague, Barnaby, in a skiing accident on 1 February. Barnaby was a senior associate in our tax team and spent time in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong during his career at the firm. He was a talented lawyer and a good friend - we will miss him greatly.
Advised China Telecommunications Corporation on its participation in the bid for the Philippines’ third major telecommunications player license
Advised Pearson PLC on its disposal of Wall Street English and Global Education.
Advising Starbucks Corporation on the US$1.3bn buy-out of its East China joint venture.
Li & Fung Limited on the strategic divestment of its furniture, beauty and sweaters product verticals for US$1.1bn.
Advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments on their acquisition from Banco Santander of interests in Cubico Sustainable Investments, an international portfolio of renewable energy and water infrastructure assets valued at over $2bn, and their subsequent pro rata acquisitions of Santander’s stake.
Advising Tesco on the auction sale of its Korean business, Homeplus, to a group of investors led by MBK Partners and including CPP Investment Board, Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Temasek Holdings