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Recent Cases  2009

  • We represented a multinational auto-component company on China’s antitrust filing.
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  • We represented a multinational chemical company on China’s antitrust filing.
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  • We represented a multinational software company on a US$7 billion merger deal with a US software company on China’s antitrust filing.
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  • We represented a multinational food company on its £10.2 billion hostile takeover of a multinational food company on China’s antitrust filing.
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  • In November 2009, we assisted a European company to conduct the business bribery investigation in relation to its project in China.
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  • In November 2009 we advised a Singaporean shipyard company on its shipyard construction project and relevant performance guarantee issued by the parent company of the contractor, a Chinese leading state-owned enterprise.
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  • In November 2009 we advised a world leading supplier of innovative power and flow solution in terms of its China business trust.
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  • In November 2009 our partner David Wang acting as the PRC legal expert, gave the opinion during the arbitration hearing before the tribunal of Singapore International Arbitration Center
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  • We acted as the PRC legal expert for a known Asian automaker in its arbitration proceeding before the Singapore International Arbitration Center pertaining to its equity joint venture with a Chinese partner. In October of 2009, we issued an expert report that opines from the PRC legal perspective on the key issues of the substance of that case.
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  • Since September of 2009, we have been acting as the PRC legal expert for a world-leading food supplier in its legal proceedings before the High Court of Singapore pertaining to its global acquisition of a European peer.
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  • Since September of 2009, we have been advising a famous eyewear supplier on its China business trust and structure reorganization.
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  • In October of 2009, we advised a world-leading producer of precision dispensing equipment on its China business trust.
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  • Broad & Bright helped a Hong Kong holding company to complete its acquisition of a mainland franchising retail corporation.
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  • In November of 2008, five companies of Ferrochina Limited (listed overseas) located in Changshu entered into restructuring after a declaration of bankruptcy, marking the largest restructuring case following the execution of the new bankruptcy law (dated June 1, 2007). Broad & Bright was entrusted by a large Japanese machinery company, the creditor of said restructuring company, to declare its right of creditor and help confirm all claims.
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  • Broad & Bright was commissioned by one of the four largest integrated Japanese companies to facilitate a withdrawal of capital from a Sino-foreign joint venture, and used capital increase, share transfer, and other methods to successfully complete the divestment.
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  • Broad & Bright represented Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd in a trademark infringement case against four defendants including Zhejiang Huatian Industry Co., Ltd, in which both the first instance and final judgment ruled by the High People’s Court of Jiangsu and the Supreme People’s Court of China were executed. After the execution, Zhejiang Lingyu Vehicle Industry Co., Ltd (originally Zhejiang Huatian Industry Co., Ltd) retried its case to the Supreme People’s Court of China in March of 2009. Broad & Bright represented Yamaha again, participating in the investigation process for this retrial. Eventually, the Supreme People’s Court of China upheld our claim following the investigation and rejected the retrial of Zhejiang Lingyu Vehicle Industry Co., Ltd in July of 2009.
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  • Broad & Bright has been advising a global manufacturer of power tools, hardware, and home appliances on its China business trust, which is expected to be closed soon.
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  • Broad & Bright was recently called upon by a well-known U.S. consumer products company to be its PRC legal counsel for its U.S. bankruptcy proceeding and the resulting liquidation and distribution of its Chinese assets.
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  • In July 2009 Broad & Bright advised a well-known Sino-French telecommunication equipment provider on its factoring deal with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
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  • Broad & Bright provided legal service for a famous French electrical corporation for its acquisitions in China as part of its global project.
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  • Broad & Bright provided legal service to a foreign-owned real estate company by reviewing contracts regarding the design of building construction and supervision and advised on relevant matters.
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  • Broad & Bright advised an American Fortune 500 company on its investment project and the registration for the proposed wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary in Changshu.
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  • Broad & Bright provided legal advice for a famous American audio system manufacturer on its proposed asset purchase deal.
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  • Broad & Bright represented a prestigious American photographic equipment company on the deregistration of its China subsidiary (including the branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen).
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  • Broad & Bright advised a client on its car park cooperation arrangement with the Shanghai World Expo Coordination Bureau for the forthcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The major terms and conditions of this arrangement are nearly agreed upon and both parties are preparing to sign the definitive agreement.
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  • In June 2009, Broad & Bright advised a leading Russian steel mill on anti-trust matters arising from its acquisition of a company’s partial distribution business in China.
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  • We advised a prestigious U.S. sportswear supplier on its China business trust, which is expected to complete soon. As a firm pioneering in this practice area, we have advised dozens of multinational corporations on projects similarly structured under the PRC laws.
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  • We acted as the PRC legal expert for a well-known European bank in a proceeding before the High Court of Hong Kong pertaining to a US$-denominated loan transaction with various Chinese borrower and guarantor. In April 2009 we issued the second round expert report that opines on the PRC legal issues which are the focus of the dispute in the proceeding.
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  • We have been advising a world leading automotive supplier on its acquisition of a foreign-invested competitor located in China and assisting such client in obtaining a global (mainland China excluded), exclusive right to distribute products of the General Motors. The deal was signed in April 2009 and we are in the process of handling various pre-closing matters, inter alia, governmental formalities relating to the transfer of the acquired intellectual property rights.
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  • We have been advising a Fortune 500 company on its greenfield project in Jiangsu Province. A milestone in negotiations with the local government occurred in April 2009 when a letter of intent with major investment terms was finalized and executed. The documentation of definitive agreements is currently underway.
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  • In April 2009, we advised MediaCorp Pte. Ltd on the signing of the Cooperation Agreement for the Overseas Publication and Promotion of Expo 2010 Shanghai China with the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. MediaCorp Pte. Ltd. is officially recognized as the “Official Media Partner of Expo 2010 Shanghai China.”
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  • On 18 March 2009, we represented SQM Industrial S.A. in its signing of a shareholders agreement with Migao Corporation in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in which both parties will establish a joint venture with a total investment of US$60 million.
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  • In March 2009, we represented a Malaysian automobile company in the hearing of a Sino-foreign joint venture dispute held at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and provided PRC legal opinion on the dispute at the hearing.
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  • In January 2009, we represented Matrix in its Series A investment in an internet company.

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