China

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:


Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

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.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited in relation to its acquisition, through its subsidiary Alibaba Investment Limited, of the media business of SCMP Group Limited (SCMP), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, for a total consideration of approximately HK$2.06 billion; and the injection of its Online Movie Ticketing and Yulebao businesses into Alibaba Pictures Group Limited. The total consideration for the asset purchase is approximately HK$4.06 billion (approximately US$520 million).

COSCO Pacific Limited (CPL) on the formation of its joint venture with China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited and China Investment Corporation for the acquisition of approximately 65% of Kumport Terminal, the third largest container terminal in Turkey which is a strategic location along the "Silk Road Economic Belt" and "the 21st Maritime Silk Road".

Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited and its subsidiary, Chong Hing Bank Limited, a Hong Kong-based commercial bank, on the US$1.5 billion acquisition by municipality-owned and Guangzhou-based Yue Xiu Enterprises (Holdings) Limited.

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.

Wanda Hotel Development Company Limited on the sale of a 65% interest in it to Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. and the related mandatory unconditional general offer by Dalian Wanda. We subsequently advised on its joint venture with Dalian Wanda for the acquisition and development of the London One Nine Elms project.

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (China Re) on the US$2 billion global offering and the listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of its H shares. China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited and HSBC Corporate Finance (Hong Kong) Limited were the joint sponsors. Dealing in the shares of China Re on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange commenced on 26 October 2015 and it is one of the largest IPOs in Hong Kong in 2015.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority on the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR Government's Hong Kong dollar retail bond issuance programme and on the first three issues under the programme of 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.

China Construction Bank (London) Limited and its parent company, China Construction Bank Corporation, in connection with a US$200 million acquisition finance facility for Geely Sweden AB, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd., the largest private car-maker in China.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., on the competition aspects of its US$13.6 billion takeover of Life Technologies Corporation which included competition clearances in nine jurisdictions including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.


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