Allen & Gledhill LLP has acted for China Holdings Acquisition Corp in a pre-conditional voluntary cash offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares in the capital of Bright World Precision Machinery Ltd for up to S$300 million.

The Singapore office of Cains has advised Norcon plc on its listing on the AIM. Norcon is an international project management and outsourcing services business which operates principally in the telecoms sector.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP represented Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in connection with certain bank finance arrangements entered into by a fund that MSREI manages and by MSREI’s Singaporean joint venture subsidiary, Morganite Pte Ltd, which arrangements include a S$1,996,000,000 credit facility entered into by Morganite.

Hunton & Williams has represented Ocean Life Insurance Co Ltd and the existing shareholders in the sale of a 24 percent stake to Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co, for the expansion of its operations in the market.

Majmudar & Co represented WW Grainger Inc in its acquisition of a 49.9 percent stake in Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd. Majmudar & Co advised on deal structuring, tax, regulatory, corporate and all other related areas of the transaction.

O’Melveny & Myers LLP represented China Distance Education Holdings Ltd in its initial public offering on the NYSE Arca exchange. The transaction represents only the third United States IPO by a Chinese company in 2008 to date.

Orrick’s China team has advised underwriters in an IPO by Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd of H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a simultaneous international offering of H shares under Rule 144A and Regulation S.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP advised the Yamaha Corp in the strategic acquisition of the majority stake held by the founders of Nexo SA. The acquisition, which places a valuation on Nexo SA of approximately €55 million, brings Yamaha’s ownership stake to 74.9 percent.

Rajah & Tann LLP acted as counsel to China Construction Bank Corp, Singapore Branch (the Manager, Underwriter and Placement Agent) in the IPO of Zhongguo Pengjie Fabrics Ltd by way of public offer and placement. The estimated gross proceeds is approximately S$20.4 million from the invitation.

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