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HKEX gong chimes as GoGoX goes public

China’s third largest online logistics platform has debuted on the Hong Kong bourse – a move that summoned the strike of the gong back to the trading floor

Deacons and Maples in Yoho HK listing

The IPO raised HKD115 million with Deacons advising Yoho Group in relation to the listing with Maples Group providing Cayman Islands counsel

Watching the watchers

New roles of intermediaries place them under the microscope of capital market regulation

HK sees landmark catastrophe bond

King & Wood Mallesons acted as Hong Kong counsel with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft providing international counsel on the city’s first 144A catastrophe bond and only its second insurance-linked securities (ILS)

Dimsey and Ng in new roles at HKIAC

CMS partner Mariel Dimsey will take up the post of secretary-general at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in August while Eric Ng, who currently serves as HKIAC’s managing counsel, is being promoted to deputy secretary-general

Fund lawyer moves to Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has strengthened its global funds and investment management team with the hire of Xing Liyong as a partner in Hong Kong

Vision Deal gets nod as HK’s second SPAC listing

The HKEX listing of Vision Deal, a special purpose acquisition company backed by former Alibaba CEO David Wei, saw three firms advising in the HKD1 billion (USD127 million) transaction

HKIAC: Changes at the top

Having served as the secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) since 2016, Sarah Grimmer will be stepping down in August to be succeeded by Mariel Dimsey

Laura Cha re-elected as HKEX chair

Laura Cha Shih May-lung will continue her role as HKEX chair for two more years after being re-elected to the post she has held since 2018

Slaughter and May in HK’s new MTR line

Slaughter and May advised Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation on the USD10 billion Sha Tin-Central Link, the largest infrastructure investment in Hong Kong

Haiwen hires energy specialist

Su Hao has joined the Haiwan & Partners in the firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices as a partner

HKIAC’s appointments chair pushes for expanding talent pool

Welcoming Hong Kong's proposals to reform the arbitration fee structure Yang Ing Loong, a council member of the HKIAC and chair of its appointments committee, suggested the next step should be to “enlarge the pool of qualified arbitrators”

HK Justice Secretary: arbitration fee shake-up a win-win

The Hong Kong SAR Government has submitted an amendment bill to the Legislative Council to propose three new fee agreements to allow lawyers to charge arbitration cases by the principles of "no win, no fee" and "no win, low fee"

What does it take to be a top lawyer?

Our A-List lawyers share strategies for success

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive surveys, we reveal the winners of our In-house Counsel Awards 2021-22

Diagnostic provider Yunkang goes public in HK

The fifth-largest market player in China’s medical operation services sector has been listed on the HKEX

V&T makes another Greater Bay play

V&T Law Firm has furthered its commitment to the Greater Bay Area by setting up a joint-operation office with Hong Kong-based CW Chan & Co

Litigator moves to Eric Chow & Co

Hong Kong law firm Eric Chow & Co in Association with Commerce & Finance Law Offices, has bolstered its litigation practice by adding Christy Leung as a partner

The art of bridge-building

Hang Dongxia, board secretary at Huarui Bank, shares her strategies for working with external lawyers

Towards the light

Easing of regulations on offshore listing brings hope for an end to a long-running Sino-US dispute

DWF and Hauzen agree to affiliate

DWF has secured an affiliation agreement with Hauzen, a Hong Kong law firm specialising in financial services regulation, contentious insurance, complex commercial problems and arbitration

Hong Kong and Singapore in lockstep for regtech adoption

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched Regtech Knowledge Hub to heighten awareness of regulatory compliance in fintech-related fields and encourage the sharing of expertise

Addleshaw to close Hong Kong office

Addleshaw Goddard has announced the closure of its Hong Kong office when the current lease expires in September

HSF sets construction disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur

Herbert Smith Freehills has opened a construction and infrastructure disputes hub in Kuala Lumpur

Aftershocks

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

NIO plugs into Singapore Exchange

Chinese electric carmaker NIO debuted on Singapore Exchange by way of introduction without raising funds to become a triple-listed company in Singapore, the US and Hong Kong

In her words

Senior women lawyers across Asia describe their journeys to success and share words of wisdom for aspiring juniors in the profession. Vandana Chatlani reports

Business law digest

A roundup of noteworthy legal developments in the region

Banking lawyer joins DLA Piper in Hong Kong

DLA Piper has strengthened its finance, projects and restructuring practice in Hong Kong with the hiring of banking and finance lawyer Crystal Chen as a partner

Deal highlights

Aquila Acquisition Corporation became the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to list in Hong Kong

JunHe recruits data protection specialist

JunHe’s Shanghai office has added Lu Sipei as a partner specialising in data compliance, cybersecurity, M&A, and domestic and overseas investment

NIO plugs into HKEX without fundraising

Electric vehicle manufacturer NIO successfully listed on the main board of the HKEX by way of introduction with shares beginning trading on March 10

Compliance issues for HK-listed companies in financial difficulties

Under the Hong Kong regulatory framework, listed companies should focus on the following aspects of compliance.

Freshfields adds capital markets partner in HK

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Howie Farn as a partner in its global transactions group in Hong Kong. Farn joined from Kirkland & Ellis where he was a capital markets partner focusing on US securities transactions

Markets expert joins Baker in HK

Baker McKenzie has added senior capital markets specialist Thomas Tarala as partner to commit its strategic development for SPAC listing regimes in Hong Kong bond markets and ESG (environmental, social and governance) investments

Project dispute specialist moves to Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance hired major projects and contentious construction specialist Spencer Flay as a partner in its litigation and dispute resolution practice in Perth

Funds lawyer and litigator join Carey Olsen in Singapore

Carey Olsen’s Singapore office has added investment funds specialist Tom Katsaros to its investment funds offering as a consultant, and experienced litigator Helen Wang to its litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice as a counsel

Squire assists Seaspan in innovative structured financings

Squire Patton Boggs has advised independent containerships owner Seaspan Corporation on securing two separate export credit agency (ECA)-backed Japanese Operating Lease with Call Options (JOLCOs) totalling USD838 million and USD1.4 billion

Ropes & Gray’s new Hong Kong leader sets priorities

Ropes & Gray has appointed asset management lawyer Vincent Ip as the managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office to succeed Dan Anderson who had been the office managing partner for five years

ACC HK opens door on pro bono policy

The Association of Corporate Counsel Hong Kong (ACC HK) conducted a webinar on 24 March on the current opportunities for in-house counsel to do pro bono work and the issues they need to consider before starting

How will PIPL impact corporate compliance probes?

By Howard Wu

To further fulfil the commitment to protect personal information, mainland China promulgated the new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Han Kun sets up Haikou office

Han Kun Law Offices has opened a branch in Haikou, its fifth after Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong

Lawyer back to Shearman

Shearman & Sterling has re-hired Wanda Woo as a capital markets partner in Hong Kong

Needs of the many

With a state-led "common prosperity" philanthropy campaign well underway, what options do private enterprises have? Jasmine Wen reports

Chapter 18A listings of biotech companies on the HKEX

By Jane Zhang and Xi Wenjing, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Understanding red-chip structures in Cayman Islands

By Calamus Huang, Jessie Xu and Ericsson Yu, Harneys in Shanghai

HK justice secretary at ACC seminar

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Hong Kong organised a lunchtime seminar at Justice Place with the Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong, Teresa Cheng

Choosing a venue for arbitration

By Nathan Wong and Jacky Tsai, Haldanes

SPACs on the rise in Asia

By Matt Roberts, Maples Group

Lessons for APAC de-SPACs

By Derek Liu, Michelle Heisner, Derek Poon, and Ashok Lalwani, Baker McKenzie

Impact of Shanghai and Hong Kong policies on where to list

By Liu Yinhong, Lu Jiangxia and Yu Zheng, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Choosing the right exchange to IPO is a strategic move

By Yang Ke and Piao Yu, Tian Yuan Law Firm; William Ji, William Ji & Co

Recognizing, enforcing HK judgments in mainland China

By Zhang Guanglei and Chen Cheng, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Correspondents

Telecom foreign funding reform and its capital market impact, Zhang Dan

Telecom foreign funding reform and its capital market impact

By Zhang Dan, AnJie & BB Law Firm
PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

PCAs and policing authority of Philippine customs

By Rex Wilbert Rivera, ACCRALAW

Traversing IP regime in time of war and crisis

By Tusha Malhotra and Yamini Jaswal, Anand and Anand in New Delhi
Digital construction of business, finance and tax compliance, Quan Kaiming, Yuan Wei

Digital construction of business, finance and tax compliance

By Quan Kaiming and Yuan Wei, AllBright Law Offices

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