31 March 2020 - Article
Advised SOCAM Development Limited, a property and construction company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE Stock Code: 00983), in the sale of the Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Place in Shanghai to B.M. Holding Group, a Shanghai-based conglomerate, for RMB1.323 billion.
Advised an international brand consultancy group in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Hong Kong branch of a British customer experience design consultancy group.
Represented UL LLC in its acquisition of Consumer Testing Laboratories, Inc., a multinational retail testing company with operations in the US, Hong Kong, China, Canada and Bangladesh.
Advised a British multinational advertising and public relations group in its acquisitions in HK, PRC and Mongolia.
Advised a Japan-based products and services group in its acquisition of a business distributing production equipment, electronic testing systems, consumable materials and tools in Asian countries.
Advised a U.S. real estate fund in its secondary acquisition of a Tianjin real estate project by forming a joint venture with the existing private equity investor.
Advised a UK private equity firm in its disposal of a PRC manufacturing operation.
Advised an Asian sovereignty fund in its proposed acquisition of a state-owned PRC property development company through open bidding at an equity exchange.
Advised a HK financial conglomerate on its proposed acquisition of a PRC brokerage firm.
Advised a foreign insurance company in its proposed RMB200 million acquisition of a minority stake in a Chinese P&C insurance company.
Advised a U.S. multinational corporation (MNC) on its post-merger divesture of shareholding in a PRC joint venture fund management company by way of a bidding process.
Advised a German MNC on its acquisition of the single-largest shareholding in a state-owned listed company in the lighting industry in connection of the largest company’s share segmentation reform.
Advised a German MNC on its €300 million acquisition of the majority stake in a Chinese hair-care group with multiple manufacturing facilities and extensive distribution network.
Advised one of the largest Chinese financial services groups in the formation of a UK joint venture with an Australian listed property company for the development of a residential project in London.
Advised a PRC insurance and finance group in its acquisition of a licensed bank in HK.
Advised a PRC insurance group in its two-stage divestiture of a B2C e-commerce platform to a U.S. retail group, the investment in a PRC third-party payment business and proposed debt/equity investments in a Portuguese wind farm.
Advised a U.S. juvenile products brands in its proposed joint venture with a HK-listed group.
Advised a HK-based private equity fund in forming a joint venture with a global art information platform.
Advised a PRC-based, HK-listed fashion group in its acquisition of a Shenzhen apparel business and proposed joint venture with an Italian fashion group.
Advised a U.S. energy fund in its proposed joint venture with a Hong Kong listed company by way of buying out minority shareholders in PRC coal-fired power plants.
Advised a PRC asset management company on its RMB200 million joint venture with a U.S.-based investment consulting group.
Advised a UK-based industrial group in its PRC acquisitions.
Advised a U.S. MNC on its US$100 million buyout of the Chinese partner in a beverage packaging joint venture in China.
Advised a German MNC on its joint venture with a HK-based LED solutions provider with operations in various jurisdictions.
Advised a HK-based private equity fund in its JPY370 million refinancing with a Japanese lender, as well as a proposed joint venture with a Canadian finance group to provide investment management services in HK.
Advised a Japanese family-controlled trust in its subscription for exchangeable notes in a PRC-based mining firm, and proposed subscription for convertible note in a PRC-based education group.
Advised a Dubai conglomerate in its equity/debt investment into a PRC food-processing business managed by a Taiwanese family.
Advised the PE arm of a major Chinese bank in its per-IPO investments in a natural resource business and real property developer both seeking listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Advised a group of ship building companies on their cash advances and equity conversion arrangements with their customers to finance the construction of oil rigs.
Advised a HK-based high-tech company in its proposed investments in start-up projects in China.
Advised a U.S. insurance company on its third party administrator arrangement in relation to auto warranty services.
Advised a U.S. MNC on its post-merger restructuring and integration in relation to its HK and PRC operations.
Hong Kong, 2003
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