Fenwick Recognized at Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Awards

Mountain View, CA (September 24, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Fenwick’s work on behalf of Hangzhou, China-based Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has been recognized at this year’s Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. Alibaba’s $7.1 billion share buyback agreement with Yahoo!, on which intellectual property chair David Hayes served as special IP counsel, was recognized in two out of five of the Deal of the Year categories: M&A Deal of the Year and Equity Market Deal of the Year.

The deal was also recognized as China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Deal of the Year at the ALB​ China Law Awards in March.

Organized by Asian Legal Business, a Thomson Reuters publication, the event, now in its twelfth year recognizes the top deals and dealmakers of the past year, as well as “outstanding achievements of Hong Kong's leading law firms and in-house legal teams.” Winners are selected by two external judging panels: the general practice panel consists of over 40 in-house counsel and private practice lawyers and a special expertise panel consists of association and industry specialists.