We have extensive experience in China, dating from the early days of our Hong Kong office. Our clients include leading PRC and international corporates and investment banks. We draw on our long-standing relationships with leading Chinese law firms to deliver the highest quality advice possible.

For more information about our China-related practice, please contact any of our Hong Kong partners, Charlton Tse in Beijing, or Miranda Leung and Mark Horton in London:
Hong Kong partnersCharlton TseMiranda LeungMark Horton


Key experience


Our key experience includes advising:

Standard Chartered on the annual update of its US$50 billion debt issuance programme, under which Standard Chartered PLC, Standard Chartered Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited have the ability to issue notes to be listed and traded on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited on the sale of its entire direct shareholding in Swire Properties Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The gross proceeds of the sale amount to approximately HK$4.88 billion.

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) on the establishment of a joint venture between HAECO and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited for the provision of inventory technical management services in connection with the maintenance and management of aircraft components.

China Power International Development Limited in relation to a top-up placing of shares, which involves the placing of existing shares and top-up subscription of new shares by its parent for a total consideration of US$113 million, and at the same time the issue of RMB 1,140 million RMB-denominated (US$180 million), US dollar-settled 2.75% convertible bonds due 2017.

Wing Tai Properties Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on the sale of its 79.26% interest in its Hong Kong listed subsidiary, Winsor Properties Holdings Limited, to the Vanke Group, one of the leading real estate developers in the PRC.

Swire Properties Limited on the issue by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Swire Properties MTN Financing Limited, of US$500 million 4.375 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2022. 

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority on the establishment of the Hong Kong Government's HK$100 billion retail bond issuance programme and on the issuance of HK$20 billion inflation-linked 'iBonds'.

MTR Corporation Limited ("MTR") in relation to an Entrustment Agreement with the Hong Kong Government for the construction and commissioning of the Shatin to Central Link.


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Hong Kong office

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We have a long-standing presence in Asia and opened our Hong Kong office in 1974

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Beijing office

Exterior of our Beijing office building

Our Beijing office opened in September 2009 and practises both English and Hong Kong law

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