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Five Mayer Brown JSM transactions recognized as Asian-mena Counsel's Deals of the Year 2016

25 April 2017
Mayer Brown JSM is pleased to announce that it has scored five Asian-mena Counsel's Deals of the Year 2016.

The firm has been commended for its advisory roles in landmark transactions including the restructuring of Kaisa Group, the liquidation of Pacific Andes, Myanmar's groundbreaking telecommunications project, litigation involving Television Broadcasts Limited's (TVB) news footage, and Greenko's issuance of high-yield green bonds.

In the restructuring of Chinese developer Kaisa Group, the firm acted for the bilateral bank lenders in Hong Kong to restructure their loans to Kaisa, which defaulted on its offshore debt. The team was led by partners John Marsden and Tom Pugh. The pair are also advising Maybank, creditor of Pacific Andes, on the seafood conglomerate's complex US$1.5 billion cross-border restructuring.

In addition, the firm acted as the international counsel for Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation, which extended a loan to Ooredoo Myanmar Ltd. for its expansion of telecommunications infrastructure in Myanmar. The transaction was led by partner Ben Thompson in Singapore.

Litigation partner Jonathan Mok secured a victory for Hong Kong's major broadcaster, TVB, against the Hong Kong Commissioner of Police's order to turn over its news footage concerning Occupy Central protester Tsang Kin-chiu.

Furthermore, partner Jason T. Elder advised The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee in connection with the issuance of high-yield green bonds by Indian renewables company, Greenko Energy Holdings.

Asian-mena Counsel's annual awards named a total of 39 innovative and landmark deals across Asia in 2016. The honorary mentions recognize the excellence of Mayer Brown JSM’s capabilities in corporate & securities, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, litigation and projects.

For more on Asian-mena Counsel's Deals of the Year 2016, please visit here.

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    Jason T. Elder
    Partner, Registered Foreign Consultant (New York, USA)
    T +852 2843 2394
    John M. Marsden
    T +84 28 3513 0345
    Jonathan C. Y. Mok
    T +852 2843 2244
    Thomas A. Pugh
    T +852 2843 2309
    Benjamin Thompson
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