Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that transactional lawyer Gary Li will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office.

“Gary is a top-of-market private equity lawyer in Greater China and we are pleased to welcome him to the Firm. His hiring is a continuation of our investment in Asia and our focus on getting deeper and broader in each of the markets in which we operate,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. (more…)

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The Firm represented Goldman Sachs in the initial public offering and Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited. Hua Hong sold an aggregate of 228,696,000 ordinary shares in the offering (before greenshoe) and raised gross proceeds of approximately HK$2,572.8 million (US$332.0 million). The ordinary shares of Hua Hong are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs acted as sole sponsor, sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner. (more…)

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Ashurst announces the appointment of Ben Hammond as a partner in its global financial services regulatory practice.

Ben, who will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, joins from Slaughter and May. Specialising in non-contentious regulatory work, he has wide-ranging experience in advising governmental organisations as well as some of the largest financial institutions and corporate organisations in the world on UK, EU and international regulatory issues. (more…)

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Appleby acted as Cayman counsel for Hin Sang Group (International) Holdings Co. Ltd. (Hin Sang) in relation to its listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 16 October 2014, with gross proceeds of approximately HK$240 million. This offering is approximately 860 times oversubscribed, ranking the 5th among all oversubscription listings in Hong Kong in 2014, as of today. (more…)

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Completing a series of announcements regarding the arrival of a group of partners from Bingham McCutchen, international law firm Akin Gump announced today that F. Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey would be joining the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Fucci will join as a partner in the financial restructuring practice, while Ms. Godfrey will join as a partner in the investment management practice. (more…)

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The Hong Kong office of global law firm Eversheds has advised China Merchants Securities (Hong Kong) in connection with the HK$370 million initial public offering (IPO) of Jiashili Group Limited. The company was successfully listed on 25 September 2014.

Jiashili Group Limited is one of the largest biscuit manufacturers in the PRC. The company enjoys a leading role in the Chinese biscuit market and it was named Top 100 Enterprise in China Bakery and Confectionary Industry.

The company raised HK$370 million by issuing 100 million shares, which represent 25% of the company’s total issued share capital immediately after the completion of the IPO, at HK$3.7 each. The Hong Kong public offering has been over-subscribed by approximately 28 times. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Silver as a shipping finance partner in its Hong Kong office.

Jonathan joins from Hong Kong firm, Howse Williams Bowers where he was a partner. Prior to this, he was an of counsel in the Hong Kong office of Norton Rose Fulbright, where he worked for ten years.

Jonathan’s practice is focused on shipping and ship finance, and covers loans, leasing, sale and purchase, building contracts, charterparties, guarantees, joint ventures, pooling and management. (more…)

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Allen & Overy has advised HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank as joint global coordinators and bookrunners along with several other bookrunners and co-managers on the USD1 billion sukuk offering by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the first Islamic bond issuance by the HKSAR Government. The AAA-rated 5-year trust certificates were offered in a combined Rule 144A/Regulation S transaction to institutional investors internationally. (more…)

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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced today the appointment of Bob Charlton as Head of Asia and Managing Partner of its Hong Kong office.

Bob joins BLP from DLA Piper where he was Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific region and will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Bob will join BLP from October 2014 and will spend a few months in London before moving out to Hong Kong in January 2015 to take up his Asia roles. (more…)

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Patrick S. Sinclair, a veteran federal prosecutor who played a key role in the Eastern District of New York’s high-profile business fraud investigations, is today joining Ropes & Gray, one of the world’s leading corporate law firms, as a partner in the government enforcement group.

Mr. Sinclair, 38, was until August the Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He will initially join the firm in New York and relocate to Hong Kong in early 2015. (more…)

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Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Sun Hung Kai Investment Services Limited in their capacity as placing agents for the top-up placement of 160,000,000 shares in Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited (SHK) for a total consideration of approximately US$129 million. (more…)

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Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited (“China Rongsheng”) in relation to the acquisition of a 60% equity interest in Central Point Worldwide Inc. (“Central Point”) by its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary, Ocean Sino Holdings Limited.

The consideration for the acquisition is HK$2.184 billion (US$281 million), which is satisfied by the allotment and issuance of 1,400,000,000 shares by China Rongsheng. (more…)

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