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2008 landmark year for Chinese outbound M&A

Jan 19, 2009 Just a few years ago, Chinese companies had been the top acquisition targets of foreign investors. Now, many of them are buyers and on an overseas shopping spree. China outbound transactions recorded a 64.4% growth in…

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US law firms saw merger mania in 2008

Jan 15, 2009 There were 70 new law firm mergers and acquisitions in 2008, according to a new report from the legal management consulting firm Altman Weil Inc. While the pace of the deals slowed during the third and fourth…

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InBev ruling triggers M&A fears in China

Dec 1, 2008 In November China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) waved through InBev’s $52bn acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. However, in a single-page ruling, Mofcom also imposed a number of unanticipated restrictions that will…

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Allens and Freehills lead Australian M&A table

Sep 10, 2008 With a total US$35.1bn worth of deals, Allens Arthur Robinson has topped the Thomson Reuters legal advisory table for work in M&A transactions for the first eight months of the year. Freehills came in second, down…

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