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TransAsia Announces Alliance with Lefèvre Pelletier & associés

25 September 2012

TransAsia is proud to announce an alliance with the French law firm Lefèvre Pelletier & associés (LPA).

LPA has approximately 110 fee-earners and maintains offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Algiers and Casablanca. Its main sectors of activity are:

TransAsia Voted PRC Firm of the Year for Labor & Employment and Youku-Tudou Merger Named M&A Deal of the Year by China Law & Practice

14 September 2012

We are pleased to announce that TransAsia has been selected as the "PRC Firm of the Year for Labor & Employment" by China Law & Practice for the second consecutive year.

In addition, the Youku and Tudou merger via stock swap was named 2012 M&A Deal of the Year. TransAsia represented Youku during the negotiation process.

TransAsia Represents Youku in Merger with Tudou

11 March 2012

Youku and Tudou, the two largest online video content providers in China, signed a definitive agreement to a 100% stock-for-stock merger. The resulting company, which will be known as Youku Tudou Inc., will continue to be listed on the NYSE under Youku’s ticket symbol, YOKU.

TransAsia Awarded 2012 PRC TMT Law Firm of the Year by Chambers & Partners

24 February 2012

We are pleased to announce that TransAsia has been selected as the "2012 PRC Law Firm of the Year" for TMT (technology, media, telecoms) law by Chambers and Partners.

TransAsia Launches

20 February 2012

TransAsia Lawyers, recently launched a unique online platform ChinaGoAbroad ( The site is dedicated to the exchange of information about outbound investment from China and features actual investment opportunities, practical guidelines to doing business in foreign jurisdictions, and access to leading service providers and governmental agencies. For more information, please vist the site.

TransAsia Serves as PRC Counsel on Recent IPOs

14 November 2011

Between December 2010 and June 2011, we served as Company Counsel to 2 of the 4 largest NYSE IPOs by Chinese Internet companies. Specifically, we represented Youkou on its US$233m float and Renren on its US$855m listing. Philip Qu, Managing Partner of our Beijing office, led the TransAsia team for both of the transactions.

TransAsia represents Pearson in its $294m Acquisition of Leading PRC Education Services Company

11 November 2011

Pearson, a global media and education company headquartered in London, signed a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU) for $294 million. GEDU is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation in China for English language assessments. The merger, which needs final approval by the GEDU board, is expected to close by the end of the year, and will give Pearson a significant customer base and developed infrastructure to expand its educational offerings in China.

3rd Annual China Overseas Investment Fair

09 November 2011

Beijing: The 3rd annual China Overseas Investment Fair (Fair) was held on 8th and 9th November. The Fair is the largest event of its kind in China and aims to promote overseas investment by PRC entities as well as to provide a platform for officials, investors and professionals to network regarding outbound investments from China. More than 1,100 Chinese enterprises and governmental agencies attended the Fair.

TransAsia Lawyers and Littler Host Chinese Employment Law Forum at Santa Clara University

08 November 2011

USA: On 8 Nov 2011, Littler and TransAsia Lawyers hosted a forum on Chinese employment law at Santa Clara University

Speakers included Chinese Government Official, Mr. Zhang Shicheng — Deputy Director-General, Legislative Committee, PRC National People's Congress and Dr. Isabelle I H Wan — Leader of TransAsia Lawyers’ Employment Law Practice. The discussion was moderated by Santa Clara University’s — Professor Anna Han.

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