State of the IPO Market

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:11 PM



In the past few years, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has emerged as a global IPO leader, dominating the market two years in a row. The scaled back pricing of a few large IPOs and investor nervousness have done little to seriously alter the financial world's shift to the Asian market. Likewise, the reclamation by the Unit...

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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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HKSE Approves Guernsey Listings

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Ogier guided the recent approval of Guernsey as an acceptable overseas jurisdiction for listing marks in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  This is the second time in the past two years that the HKSE has approved an offshore jurisdiction.  This decision is following the path of the 2009 approval for British Virgin Islands i...

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Partner Moves- 8/25/2010

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Posted on August 25, 2010 at 8:08 PM



Partner Dixon Hearder joined Baker & McKenzie Sydney’s tax practice. He was formerly a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and led the tax practice in their Sydney office. Dixon’s tax experience includes an expertise in stamp duty and transfer pricing in regards to advising Australian and international clients on Au...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 8/12/2010

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Posted on August 12, 2010 at 6:08 PM



Shearman & Sterling has further strengthened its capabilities in Greater China by adding Shuang Zhao as a partner to its Hong Kong office. Zhao, a New York-qualified specialist on securities offering and mergers & acquisitions transactions, comes to the firm as a lateral hire from Simpson & Thacher's Hong Ko...

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CHINESE IPO’S – SURGING AHEAD

by: Ira Handa

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM



Hong Kong is presently the world’s largest IPO center. However, latest reports from Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predict that China is well on its way towards leading the IPO market.From 2000 to June 2010, companies in China’s mainland raised $188 billion in 495 deals on the leading bourses such as...

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Deal Watch - 4/6/2010

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Posted on April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM



White & Case LLP advised Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based investment company, in the acquisition of AIG’s investment advisory and asset management business. AIG, a leading international insurance organization, manages approximately US$87 billion of investments for retail and institutional clients. PCG is...

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Deal Watch - 7/30/09

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Posted on July 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM



Paul Hastings, Lovells, and China-based firms Haiwen and Partners and Jingtian & Gongcheng acted in 2009's first H-share listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 2009's second largest Initial Public Offering in Hong Kong.  Beijing Building Materials Group Co., Ltd (BBMG), a stated-owned and managed enterprise gro...

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