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Paul Hastings

Mergers & Acquisitions 2010

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RankingCommended
InnovationStrategic alliance between Dong-A and GlaxoSmithKline
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact5
Total17
DescriptionDong-A, the South Korean pharmaceuticals group, turned to Paul Hastings to protect its interests in negotiating its tie-up with GSK, its UK-based rival. Translating the implications of far-reaching legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should make this a test case for Korean companies with global ambitions, and for multinationals looking to break into the family-controlled domestic market