作者:金杜律师事务所

金杜律师事务所中国管委会主席张毅于2018年4月28日宣布,成立由张毅总体牵头,与事务所管理合伙人及香港、深圳和广州办公室负责合伙人共同组成金杜国际中心推动工作小组,在大湾区打造金杜国际中心。金杜中国管理合伙人王玲将赴深圳共同推动国际中心的建设工作。
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By King & Wood Mallesons

On February 20, 2018, Yunfeng Fund signed the agreement with MicroPort Scientific Corporation (“MicroPort”, HK:853), a medical company listed in Hong Kong, jointly acquiring cardiac rhythm management business (CRM business) of LivaNova PLC in the United Kingdom by funding MicroPort Cardiac Rhythm B.V. (“MicroPort Cardiac”). The business mainly includes R&D, manufacture and sale of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices with the purchase price of 190 million U.S. dollars. Upon completion of the acquisition, Yunfeng Fund will indirectly hold 25% of the CRM business through MicroPort Cardiac.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

On 22 February 2018, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partner Mr. Gao Feng has been named to 2018 China TOP 15 Litigators by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for his excellent performance and wide recognition by clients.  ALB China research team annually selects the top 15 litigators in China who are representative and influential in the industry based on their high-profile cases, clients’ recommendations and feedback from the market.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Shenzhen-listed By-Health Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of Australian probiotic market leader Life-Space Group, for a purchase price of up to AU$690 million.

The transaction represents By-Health’s first major outbound acquisition in the Australian healthcare industry, with Life-Space operating the Evolution Health and Ultramix businesses as well as the Life-Space brand of probiotics.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

In January 2018, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was recognized with eight Deals of the Year 2017 by China Business Law Journal (CBLJ). As one of the most influential deal awards in the region, CBLJ’s annual Deals of the Year awards select top ten most representative deals/cases from significant business deals, litigation disputes and intellectual property (IP) matters in China. The eight selected matters advised by KWM cover corporate and M&A, securities & capital markets, aviation finance and dispute resolution, and other practice areas, representing comprehensive strength of the firm in those sectors.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

In December 2017, King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) advised Beijing Horizon Robotics Technology Research and Development Co., Ltd. (“Horizon Robotics”) on its successful series A+ financing. This preferred equity financing raised approximately US$100 million. Although Horizon Robotics was only established two years ago, it has achieved extraordinary growth in its business valuation and has strengthened its competitive edge in the artificial intelligence (“AI”) industry as a result of this transaction. 
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advised Comsys Financial Leasing (Comsys) on its acquisition and finance leasing of an A380 aircraft to Mauritius-based operating lessor, Veling Group (Veling), with a 12 year operating lease attached to Emirates. Comsys financed its acquisition of the aircraft with a secured loan from a PRC policy bank.
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By King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons represented NextView Capital (‘NextView’), a leading Chinese institutional fund management group focused on new technologies and energy in its acquisition of a 19.89% equity interest (non-diluted) in Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (a company listed on the TSX and on AIM) via the placement of 32,976,635 common shares at a price of 94.53 pence per share raising  £31,172,813 (approximately C$53,498,000). 
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By King & Wood Malleson

On December 7 2017, the international authoritative rating agency of law Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2018 announced that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was ranked as a Leading Firm in 28 practice areas, and 53 KWM partners were recognized as leading individuals in their respective areas of practice, whose remarkable overall performance topping in the China’s legal market ranking. Of the 28 categories assessed, KWM was ranked as a Band 1 firm in 19 practice areas, striking itself a new record in Chambers Asia-Pacific ranking, which showcases KWM’s position as a long-term leader in China’s competitive legal services industry.  KWM’s 53 named Leading Lawyers, as best of the best in China’s legal market ranging across all the generations and practice areas, pioneer their peers with innovation and industrial influence.
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