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Four law firms act on ImmuneOnco IPO, HK’s first since July

Four law firms have facilitated ImmuneOnco Biopharmaceuticals’ USD40.7 million IPO on the HKEX, breaking a 50-day hiatus in listings on the Hong Kong bourse

VinFast paves way for Viet listings in US

Vietnamese law firm YKVN and international counterpart Latham & Watkins have assisted carmaker VinFast in a merger and Nasdaq listing

SAM advises drone company ideaForge on USD68.1m IPO on NSE, BSE

SAM guided ideaForge Technology in its groundbreaking IPO, paving the way for India's drone manufacturing industry

Huaqin Technology raises USD811.56m on SSE listing

Zhong Lun Law Firm and Haiwen & Partners advised on Huaqin Technology’s IPO on the SSE, raising USD811.56 million from listing 724.25 million A shares

Hua Hong raises RMB21.2bn in Star Market’s largest IPO this year

Llinks, Herbert Smith Freehills and AllBright have advised Hua Hong Semiconductor’s USD 2.95 billion IPO on the Star Market, making it the largest A-share listing to date this year

Responding to IPO scrutiny over medical device distribution

By Baker Chen and Fiona Zhu, Llinks Law Offices

Keep overcomes data scrutiny to successfully list in Hong Kong

Six law firms acted on Keep’s HKD313 million (USD40 million) IPO, marking the Chinese online fitness platform’s success

Five law firms advise on Atour’s USD98m secondary ADS offering

Five law firms advised on a secondary offering of American depository shares (ADS) of hotel chain Atour Lifestyle Holdings worth USD98 million

Queries arise over intermediaries after Star Market’s first delistings

The first compulsory delisting of stocks due to fraudulent IPOs and disclosure violations on the Star Market in Shanghai raises questions on the intermediaries’ role as capital markets gatekeepers

Carey Olsen, Zhong Lun in Smarter Micro’s STAR Market IPO

China’s Zhong Lun Law Firm and Carey Olsen advised Chinese chip design company Smarter Micro’s IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange STAR Market on 16 May, raising RMB1.5 billion (USD22.16 million)

Cooley revamps leadership, refocuses practices

Cooley has revamped its Asian leadership, appointing its first partners in charge of the Hong Kong and Beijing offices, and resolving the succession of Christina Zhang, head of the Shanghai branch for more than a decade

Force of nature

With rapidly escalating ESG awareness and evolving policies, China is embracing a robust wave of green investment

Nexchip taps KWM and Haiwen on RMB9.96bn Star Market IPO

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Haiwen & Partners acted on Nexchip Semiconductor Corporation’s USD1.44 billion IPO on the Star Market, the largest A-sh are listing to date this year

Luzhu Biotechnology launches HKD341m IPO via chapter 18A

Luzhu Biotechnology debuted on the HKEX through chapter 18A, the first biotech company without any revenue or profits to be listed this year, raising USD43.45 million

China’s first 10 registration-based IPOs and legal counsel

The debut of 10 companies on the main boards on the SSE and SZSE kicked off a registration-based IPO system in China on 10 April

Making sense of the promoter conundrum

By Abhishek Guha and Jagriti Mohata, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Blue ocean tides

With the advantages brought by the Third Circuit Court waning, Jiangsu law firms are seeking new avenues to maintain a market position in line with the province’s economic dominance

Deal highlights

Notable IPOs, De-SPAC, bond issuance, joint venture, license agreement, and loans in March and their legal advisors

On the money

As part of our annual exploration of billing rates, we decided to begin analysing specific sectors for an insight into how fee practices vary

Han Kun adds Tian Yuan’s SH managing partner to boost capital markets

Tian Yuan Law Firm’s Shanghai-based managing partner Xu Ping has moved to Han Kun Law Offices to strengthen the latter’s capital markets capability

A comparison of capital markets regulations: China

By Zhu Ning, Xu Guangzhe, and Lin Min, Chance Bridge Law Firm

Trilegal advises on IPO of India’s largest wine producer Sula

Trilegal advised on the initial public offering (IPO) of Sula Vineyards, India’s largest wine producer, which debuted on India’s stock market on 22 December 2022

Paul Hastings hires Sidley Austin corporate partner in Hong Kong

Steven Hsu, a former corporate partner at Sidley Austin, has joined Paul Hastings as a Hong Kong-based partner to expand its capital markets practice

Dividing patent applications – a strategic approach

By Manisha Singh and Virender Singh, LexOrbis

Tech companies favoured in issue of DR shares

By Swathi Girimaji and Varsha Singh, Bharucha & Partners

3D Medicines taps Han Kun for IP advice in Hong Kong IPO

3D Medicines, an oncology medical research and development company, tapped Han Kun Law Firm’s intellectual property services during preparations for its HKD430 million Hong Kong IPO, to protect multiple patented drugs

Stock regulator sets norms for submitting confidential DRHPS

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced pre-filing or confidential filing or the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) by companies planning to go public

Law firm quartet advises Gaush Meditech’s Hong Kong listing

Gaush Meditech, the fourth largest ophthalmic medical device company in China, raised HKD672 million (USD86.34 million) in its Hong Kong listing, offering a total of 13.06 million shares at HKD51.4 per share

Trilegal advises Keystone Realtors on USD76.3m IPO

Trilegal has advised Keystone Realtors, promoters of Mumbai-based real estate business Rustomjee, on its INR6.3 billion (USD76.3 million) IPO

IPO disclosure norms modified

The SEBI in its board meeting on 30 September announced a number of modifications to various laws, which included stricter disclosure rules for initial public offerings (IPOs)

Nickel trader Lygend raises HKD3.67bn in IPO to fund projects

Leading nickel producer and trader Lygend Resources & Technology sold its shares at HKD15.8 apiece to raise HKD3.67 billion (USD470 million) in a Hong Kong IPO

Trilegal advises Harsha Engineers on INR7.5bn IPO

Trilegal advised Harsha Engineers International on the company’s INR7.55 billion (USD92.86 million) IPO of INR4.55 billion worth of new shares and shareholders selling INR3 billion in stock

GreatStar shines on the SIX continuing Swiss listings trend

Hand tools manufacturer GreatStar Industrial began selling its global depository receipts (GDR) on the SIX Swiss Exchange after raising USD155 million on its IPO

Sunwoda Electronic eyes European capital via Swiss GDR listing

Linklaters, Shu Jin Law Firm, Niederer Kraft Frey, Jingtian & Gongcheng and Freshfields assisted parties in lithium battery maker Sunwoda Electronic, raising USD440 million on its global depository receipts (GDR) listing in Switzerland

AIM Vaccine taps S&C and Jingtian on HKD156m listing on HKEX

China’s biggest privately owned vaccine group AIM Vaccine enlisted legal advice from Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) and Jingtian & Gongcheng for its debut on the HKEX

DSK, Bharucha and Duane Morris advisers for DreamFolks IPO in India

Bharucha & Partners, DSK Legal and Duane Morris & Selvam advised parties involved in the IPO of India’s largest airport services aggregator platform DreamFolks

Three law firms advise Tencent Music’s homecoming listing on HKEX

Davis Polk, Han Kun Law Offices and Maples Group advised NYSE-listed Tencent Music Entertainment Group’s debut on the HKEX in a secondary listing by introduction

CTG Duty Free raises HKD16bn in Hong Kong

China Tourism Group Duty Free (CTG Duty Free), the world’s largest travel retailer, has raised HKD16.24 billion (USD2.07 billion) from its IPO on the HKEX on 25 August

Tencent-backed TV Producer raises HKD420m on HK listing

A Tencent-backed Chinese drama series company, Linmon Media, has raised HKD420 million (USD53.5 million) from its IPO on the HKEX

Patently obvious that errors can be corrected

By Essenese Obhan and Ayesha Guhathakurta, Obhan & Associates

Startup founders face reclassification dilemma

By Aayush Kapoor, Harjas Singh, and Puja Sondhi, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Avoiding risks to listing success from R&D co-operation

By Liu Tao and Huang Qingfeng, Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Tech companies must beware of unwanted side effects from these co-operation agreements – ones that may even plague any eventual IPO

Main boards: first choice for large, medium-sized enterprises

By Zhang Liguo, Grandway Law Offices

Under the current system, the time-honoured main boards are highly recognised by the market and public investors, inclusive with corporate positioning and mature in terms of rules and standards

KE overcomes hurdles to list back in HK

Chinese property platform KE overcame significant hurdles to complete a dual-primary listing via introduction on the HKEX with weighted voting rights (WVR) in the first such so-called “homecoming” debut in Hong Kong

AVIC Chengdu UAS lands on SSE Star Market

Jia Yuan Law Offices advised AVIC Chengdu UAS on an RMB4.37 billion (USD649 million) IPO on the Star Market of the SSE, surpassing the initial target of RMB1.64 billion

Mega Genomics raises HKD215.3m on debut

China’s largest consumer genetic testing platform Mega Genomics raised HKD215.3 million (USD27.6 million) from its IPO on the HKEX

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

NaaS charges into Nasdaq on short-cut

NaaS Technology has been listed on Nasdaq through a merger with US company RISE Education Cayman in a deal that makes NaaS the third China concepts stock to go public in the US this year and the first IPO for an electric-vehicle charging-services provider

Inheritance by listco shareholders through trusts

By Meng Wenxiang, Shu Weijia, and Hu Bingzhi, Grandway Law Offices

Ethics for AI

Tao Fuwu, Chief Legal Officer of Coudwalk Group, one of the “four AI dragons in china”, shares his views on current legal and compliance requirements on AI ethics

L&L runs Venus through IPO tubes amid big investor response

Gujarat-based Venus Pipes & Tubes was advised by L&L Partners in an IPO that received a huge response from retail investors

Microsoft invests USD200m in Udaan

Microsoft Corp invested USD200 million in the business-to-business e-commerce unicorn Udaan for its debt financing round through convertible notes

SEBI to offer ‘pre-filing’ for IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed to offer companies floating shares to confidentially “pre-file” the offer document with them

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

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

LIC debuts with historic IPO

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has debuted on Indian stock exchanges following the country’s largest IPO to date, raising INR205 billion (USD2.7 billion) for the government of India

Towards the light

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

Next-gen IP protection

Law firm views on IP and data protection in a tech-centric era

Little to fear in Chinese regulator’s handling of US move

A consultation document released by China’s securities watchdog potentially removes a key hurdle for US regulators to gain full access to the auditing reports of Chinese companies listed in New York

Indonesia’s top 100 lawyers 2022

After experiencing its first economic contraction in two decades, Indonesia’s strong rebound was interrupted by the spreading delta variant of covid-19 in 2021

A comparison of M&A regulatory updates

Global M&A activity has climbed sharply since last year, creating opportunities in emerging markets like India and the Philippines, which have relaxed and liberalised their investment policies

AllBright advises IKEA supplier listing in Taiwan

AllBright Law Offices advised on the first listing by an overseas company in Taiwan for more than a year and was the only mainland Chinese law firm working on the deal

Shareholding ratio and corporate control

By Zhang Bo, Zhilin Law Firm

Skadden’s China head joins ByteDance as CFO

ByteDance, the parent company of Douyin and TikTok, has hired Julie Gao, a senior partner of Skadden, as its chief financial officer

A human tragedy

Prioritising ethics: IPO regulation trends in AI industry

By Huang Hui, East & Concord Partners

Running with the bulls

By Georgy Thomas

Who’s in control?

The markets regulator has begun a process to move away from the broad concept of promoter to controlling shareholders in order to better identify who’s in charge. Shivanand Pandit reports

Patent law development in India

By Manisha Singh & Joginder Singh, LexOrbis

Compliance anxiety

In-house leaders reveal how to keep up with tectonic regulatory shifts

Singapore SPAC framework and opportunities

By Raymond Tong and Hoon Chi Tern, Rajah & Tann


Resolving land use deviations in infrastructure REITs

By Matthew Ching and Gu Mingwei, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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

Patent protection for Japanese businesses in India

By Joginder Singh and Rajeev Kumar, LexOrbis

Hong Kong IPOs

Update on the IPO and take-private markets in Bermuda

By Nicholas Davies and Jo Lit, Walkers

Precise ambiguity: Legal liability for securities lawyers

By Zhu Rui and He Shengtong, Grandway Law Offices

M&A of China-listed companies in evolving policy environment

By Dorothy Xing and Cheng Jing, East & Concord Partners



Filing rules, main focuses for overseas listing

By Wang Bo and Peng Caixia, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
non-compete disputes

Reporting obligations in non-compete disputes

By Xie Yang, Zhilin Law Firm

Positives of target company equity buybacks

By Guo Baosheng, Liang Gao Law Firm


Hong Kong's crypto property decisionvideo

Treating crypto as property in Hong Kong insolvency regime

By Tang Chong, Helmsman
India copyright infringement

Infringing copyright and websites simply not cricket

By Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan, LexOrbis

Smart Moves

Senior practitioners offer tips for businesses to tackle trending issues

online violence legal liability

Case studies: legal liability, remedies for online violence

By Zhu Tao and Zheng Ziliang, ETR Law Firm


Influence marketing on investment decisionvideo

The influence marketing has on investment decisions

By Vandana Pai and Hardik Dave, Bharucha & Partners
smoother aircraft runway under new billvideo

Aircraft lessors hope for a smoother runway under new bill

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners
Issues of D&O liability insurance policy

Typical issues of D&O liability insurance

By Wan Jia and Zhu Bingjing, AnJie Broad

Likelihood of confusion under India’s trademark law for ‘hush’ products

By Prachi Agarwal and Aditi Srivastasa, Anand and Anand in New Delhi

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