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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Prada Falls Short of Projected IPO, Yet Still a Huge Success

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



Slaughter and May have headed Prada’s official $2.1 billion HKSE listing.  David Polk & Wardell and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have also played a big role in this IPO.  Prada, following recent international trends, on June 24th became the first Italian company to list on the HKSE.  Hong Kong partners Laur...

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Deal Watch- 6/20

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM



Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Li & Partners, and King & Wood are advising China Everbright Bank on their most recent financial transaction.  China Everbright Bank, which is already listed in Shanghai, is planning its second listing in Hong Kong.  They expect the listing to raise about $6 billion dollars, more ...

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Deal Watch- 7/12/10

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Posted on July 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM



Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has represented China Liansu Group Holdings Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of plastic pipes and pipe fittings in China, in respect of its global offering of ordinary shares and the related listing of such shares on the HKSE. The global offering consisted of a Hong ...

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Deal Watch- 6/24/10

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Posted on June 24, 2010 at 9:06 PM



Slaughter and May is advising Swire Pacific Limited (Swire Pacific) and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) in respect of Swire Pacific's unconditional purchase of approximately 15 percent of the issued shares in HAECO from Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (Cathay Pacific) for approximately HK$2.62 bill...

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Hong Kong Booms as Firms Move Partners There

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM



U.S. and British firms are pushing further into the Asia market to build their Hong Kong practices, and a trend is developing as they move and hire partners there. Following last summer’s grim news about attorney attrition at big firms, numerous international firms that have laid off employees domestically continue to...

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Deal Watch - 8/24/09

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Posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:08 PM



Baker & McKenzie counseled Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc in their combined acquisition of a 10 percent stake in the Chinese power company Gemeng International Energy Co Ltd.  Electric Power Development Co Ltd and Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc purchased their respective 7 percent...

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Deal Watch - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM



Baker & McKenzie advised Goldman Sachs International on Taiwan law while A Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett advised the Goldman on US law. The landmark deal involved Goldman Sachs being an initial purchaser of the first GDS offering by an Asian issuer (in this case, Gintech Energy Corporation) this year, and also the...

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Deal Watch - 2/24/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM



•    Fried,Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP acted as US counsel to Rio Tinto plc in connection with the announced US $19.5 billion cash investment in the company made by Aluminum Corp of China.  Lead partners on the deal were Robert Cassanos, Stuart Gelfond and Lee Parks from the firm’s New York office and Rich...

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Asia Office Openings Review 2008

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 PM



Last year there were over 30 law office openings in Asia.November*  Loeb & Loeb opened an office in Beijing.*  Bird & Bird opened a Shanghai office.*  Winston & Strawn announced new office in Hong Kong, as well as plans for future Beijing and Shanghai offices.*  Goodwin Proctor announced new office opening i...

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