Allens Arthur Robinson acted for CB Richard Ellis on the establishment of its property management consulting joint venture with China Vanke Co Ltd, the PRC’s largest residential property developer.

Amarchand Mangaldas represented Laqshya Media Private Ltd, a company engaged in the out of home advertising business, in the Rs 276 crore investment by Warburg Pincus.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (GLN) has advised Air Liquide regarding the establishment of a joint venture for the long term supply of industrial gases to Sinopec Tianjin Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (TPCC). The transaction represents a total investment of €45 million and includes the construction of new production units, transfer of existing units, partial employee transfer and the licensing of related technologies. GLN assisted Air Liquide during negotiations and incorporation of the joint venture with TPCC.

KhattarWong acted for Richland Group Ltd in the mandatory unconditional general cash offer by Redmount Holdings Ltd for all the Issued and paid up ordinary shares in Richland Group Ltd.

Norton Rose (Asia) LLP has advised TM International Berhad on one of the biggest Indian telecoms deals to date, involving Idea Cellular Ltd, the Aditya Birla Group and Spice Communications Ltd.

Rajah & Tann LLP acted as counsel to Park House Holdings and World Sports Group and Seamus O’Brien in the sale of a majority interest comprising 70 percent interest in World Sports Group (WSG) by Park House Holdings to Lagardere Sports. In conjunction with the sale, the founder , shareholder and CEO of WSG, Seamus O’Brien has also entered into a longterm management arrangement with Lagardere Sports and WSG. R&T assisted on the Singapore aspect of the deal.

Rodyk acted for Raffles Education Corporation (REC), in its joint venture with Educomp Solutions Ltd (Educomp) in India. The total investment for this joint venture will be about US$100 million. Educomp is one of India’s largest listed companies and was the first education company to be listed in India.

Slaughter and May acted as Hong Kong legal adviser to United Energy Group Ltd in relation to its acquisition of a substantial interest in Transmeridian Exploration Inc, valued at approximately US$212 million.

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