China Business Law Journal Awards “Deal of the Year” Recognition to Akin Gump Go-Private Transaction

(Hong Kong) – The second-largest private equity-backed take-private of a U.S.-listed Chinese company has received China Business Law Journal “Deal of the Year” recognition.

Akin Gump advised Duff & Phelps as joint financial advisor to the special committee of Giant Interactive Group, one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, in the company’s $3 billion go-private transaction.

The Akin Gump team advising Duff & Phelps was led by Hong Kong corporate partner and Asia practice head Greg Puff, supported by partner Zach Wittenberg and associate Michelle Chan.

The March 2014 transaction was the 14th take-private transaction involving U.S.-listed Chinese companies on which Akin Gump has advised since February 2012.

Akin Gump was a recipient of China Business Law Journal’s inaugural China Business Law Award in the category of international trade in February 2014.  (Learn more here.)

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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