Akin Gump Counsels Financial Advisor to Perfect World in Going-Private Transaction

(Hong Kong) – Akin Gump advised Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC, financial advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of Perfect World Co., Ltd., in the Chinese gaming company’s merger agreement with its parent Perfect Peony Holding Company Limited. The going-private transaction is currently expected to close during the second half of 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Gregory Puff, head of Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office and its Asia practice, led the team advising Duff & Phelps.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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