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Seven law firms act on Hong Kong’s first de-SPAC transaction

Seven firms have acted for Hong Kong’s first de-SPAC transaction involving a proposed merger between specialised shell company Aquila Acquisition and Chinese steel trading website ZG Group

Four law firms counsel on HKD5.7bn privatisation of Yitai Coal

Four law firms assisted Inner Mongolia Yitai Coal Company (Yitai Coal) in a HKD5.7 billion (USD726 million) H-share buyback offer, making it the largest such privatisation to date

Bain Capital takes private China’s biggest data-centre provider

Seven law firms have assisted Chinese data-centre provider Chindata Group’s privatisation by its holding company Bain Capital, which buys all the outstanding stock at USD4.3 per ordinary share, or USD8.6 per ADS, for USD3.16 billion.

Evergrande files for US bankruptcy protection to restructure offshore debts

Sidley Austin has assisted property developer China Evergrande Group to file for US bankruptcy protection in a Manhattan court as part of the company’s restructuring of offshore debts

Norton Rose adds capital markets partner in Hong Kong

Norton Rose Fulbright has hired Ethan Chen, formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis since 2021, as a partner

Full speed ahead

India Business Law Journal is pleased to present its selection of the top 15 foreign law firms for India-related work

Five law firms advise on Kelun-Biotech’s USD174m HK debut

Five law firms counselled parties involved in the HKD1.36 billion (USD174 million) listing of innovative biomedicine company Kelun-Biotech Pharmaceutical in Hong Kong

China Business Law Awards 2023

China Business Law Journal reveals its top performing law firms of 2022

Four law firms assist on Subway master franchise agreement

Baker McKenzie, Kirkland & Ellis, Haiwen & Partners and Han Kun Law Offices advised on one of the largest master franchise agreements in the fast-food industry covering international chain Subway’s plan to open 4,000 stores in mainland China in the next two decades

Investment firm GC joins Akin in Hong Kong

After three years at investment firm, Värde Partners, as a managing director and general counsel in Singapore, Tarun Warriar joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a partner in its special situations and private credit team in Hong Kong

Han Kun taps PE partner from A&O joint operation firm

Li Jing has joined Han Kun Law Firm as a Beijing-headquartered partner specialising in private equity and M&A deals

Restructuring expert Jacqueline Tang moves to Sullivan & Cromwell

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Hong Kong office has added Jacqueline Tang as a new restructuring partner

Morrison Foerster grows China’s private equity and M&A practice

Morrison Foerster has expanded its private equity and M&A operation in China with the hiring of partner Zhao Rongjing from Kirkland & Ellis

Sidley Austin, Kirkland advise on Evergrande’s debt restructuring

Sidley Austin, Kirkland & Ellis and Harneys advised parties on preliminary proposals for the restructuring

Future Legal Leaders 2023

What are the winning traits of lawyers that make them stand out to their clients and peers?

Five firms assist on Lotus Tech’s Nasdaq listing via SPAC vehicle

Automaker Geely Holdings’ luxury electric vehicle brand Lotus Technology agreed to merge with an LVMH-backed shell company, which saw legal support from Skadden, Han Kun Law Offices, Kirkland & Ellis, Fangda Partners and Shearman & Sterling

Deals of the year 2022

China Business Law Journal announces the most exciting China-related legal transactions and disputes of 2022

Maples Group, Sidley Austin, Kirkland & Ellis help Modern Land in overseas debt restructuring

Kirkland & Ellis and Sidley Austin assisted in the restructuring of Modern Land’s USD1.34 billion in overseas senior notes, paving the way for the cancellation of debt and the issuance of new notes

Haidilao restaurant spin-off Super Hi lists on HKEX

Kirkland & Ellis, Jingtian & Gongcheng and Conyers Dill & Pearman were among seven firms advising on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing of Super Hi International, a spin-off of Haidilao’s global restaurant business

Tims China merges with Silver Crest to debut on Nasdaq

Tims China started to sell its shares on the Nasdaq after closing a merger with blank cheque company Silver Crest Acquisition Corp and at the same time received nearly USD200 million of additional financing

Jianzhi Education first Chinese VIE to debut on Nasdaq since DiDi crackdown

Jianzhi Education Technology Group is the first Chinese variable interest entity (VIE) to debut on the Nasdaq since DiDi’s 2021 listing on the same market sparked a crackdown by Chinese authorities

Former SFC executive director in HK joins Kirkland & Ellis as partner

Brian Ho, the former executive director of corporate finance at Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has joined Kirkland & Ellis’ transactional group as a partner

Bouncing back

Revealed: The top international law firms for India matters

Sidley bolsters finance practice in Singapore

Sidley Austin has hired finance lawyer Daniel Lindsey as a partner in its global finance group in Singapore

PE specialist joins Goodwin in Hong Kong

Private equity expert Daniel Dusek has joined Goodwin in Hong Kong as a partner in its global private equity practice after spending six years with Kirkland & Ellis’ office in the city as a partner

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

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

China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

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

Khaitan appoints Singapore disputes partner

Kartikey Mahajan has been named as a partner at Khaitan & Co’s Singapore office dispute resolution practice

Deal highlights

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

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

Linklaters, Conyers spins China-Cayman first with Golden Wheel

With the approval of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Golden Wheel Tiandi, a Hong Kong-listed and Jiangsu-based real estate company

The A-List: Top offshore lawyers 2022

Offshore financial centres worldwide have made relentless efforts to attract foreign business, and outward-looking Asian companies have responded to this demand by setting up overseas entities. However, finding the right legal team is daunting

Deals of the year 2021

We look back at the most significant transactions and disputes of last year as we ring in the year of the tiger

SPAC super league


New HK regulatory regime for virtual asset trading platform operators

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Filing rules, main focuses for overseas listing

By Wang Bo and Peng Caixia, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
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By Vandana Pai and Hardik Dave, Bharucha & Partners
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By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Jyotiranjan Nayak, Bharucha & Partners
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By Wan Jia and Zhu Bingjing, AnJie Broad

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

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