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 or Charlton Tse in Beijing:


Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Cathay Pacific Airways on its acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Hong Kong Express Airways

Haitong International Capital and DBS Asia Capital as joint sponsors on the proposed global offering and listing of Beijing Enterprises Urban Resources Group Limited (BEURG) on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). The application for listing was filed with the HKSE on 29 April 2019

FWD on its US$3 billion acquisition of the life insurance business of Siam Commercial Bank and related bancassurance arrangements. The deal was signed on Monday 1 July 2019 and is the largest insurance deal in Southeast Asia in terms of value

OOIL in relation to the sale of LBCT LLC to a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, and the entry into a 20-year terminal services agreement, for a total consideration of US$1.78 billion; and in relation to the US$6.3 billion cash offer by UBS on behalf of Faulkner Global Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings, together with Shanghai Port Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai International Port Group, as joint offerors to acquire all the issued shares in OOIL

Alibaba Group Holding on its: investments in Red Star Macalline Group Corporation and China International Capital Corporation; subscription in new shares in Alibaba Pictures Group; and cornerstone investments in Fosun Tourism Group, China Tower Corporation, and E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings

Standard Chartered Bank on its strategic joint venture to build a new standalone digital retail bank in Hong Kong. The JV is among the first three successful applicants to have obtained a virtual bank licence from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

HNA Finance I and Hong Kong International Construction Investment Management Group (HKICIM), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in relation to the proposed disposal by HNA Finance I of its 69.5% shareholding in HKICIM to Times Holdings II

HKICIM on the acquisition of CentreHollywood, a 26-storey office building on Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

Alibaba Group Holding on its investment in China International Capital Corporation

COSCO SHIPPING Ports on its conditional agreement with Volcan Compañía Minera and Terminales Portuarios Chancay

the joint sponsors on the dual primary listing and global offering of shares of Yancoal Australia, Australia’s largest pure-play coal producer, on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising approximately US$151 million

Yingde Gases Group on its takeover by private equity firm PAG Asia Capital


Recent Work

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