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China Law & Practice Honors Ropes & Gray with 2013 “Private Equity Deal of the Year Award”

Practices: Private Equity, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, China Life Sciences

On September 12, China Law & Practice honored Ropes & Gray with its 2013 “Private Equity Deal of the Year Award” for the firm’s representation in Focus Media’s $3.7 billion privatization.

Ropes & Gray represented China Everbright Structured Investment Holdings Ltd. as a member of a buyer consortium that acquired Focus Media holdings Ltd., a company that operates China's largest lifestyle-focused interactive digital media network, in a take-private deal that closed on May 24, 2013. The Ropes & Gray team that advised China Everbright included private equity partner Gary Li.

In addition to receiving this award, the firm was named as a “Firm of the Year” finalist for intellectual property (international firms) and life sciences (international firms) and one intellectual property transactions partner was named a “Lawyer of the Year” finalist.
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