Law firm of the year: Linklaters

Asia Risk Awards 2020

Chin-Chong Liew, Linklaters

When Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank announced that it wanted to borrow half a trillion yen ($5 billion) for a share buyback scheme, there was an immediate problem. Not only was this quite a large amount of money to be asking for, but management had some slightly onerous demands: while its telecoms unit would serve as collateral for the deal, the group was unwilling to cede voting rights on these shares.

This was not an easy deal to put together, especially as it involved getting

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