Alipay is working on a plan to launch services in Europe this summer. The service will make it easier Chinese tourists to make transactions with European merchants using the app.
Top M&A lawyer, Scott Barshay, leaves Cravath to be a global head of mergers and acquisitions for rival law firm Paul, Weiss. Mr. Barshay has been representing big and high-profile clients, including Honeywell, Starwood, and 3G investment firm.
Earlier this month, Chinese state-owned company ChemChina reached an acquisition deal of $43 billion with Swiss company Syngenta. After clearing regulation requirements in China, ChemChina is now seeking out loans of more than $35 billion from bankers to fund the purchase.
Both ChemChina and Syngenta have agreed on the amount of $34 billion for ChemChina to acquire the Swiss company. The acquisition, if completed, would be the biggest foreign purchase ever made by a Chinese company. However, the trend shows that Chinese company are showing interest in investing overseas, especially in the Western countries.