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Peter Chen

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Capital Markets


Peter Chen is a partner in our Hong Kong office and is admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the High Court. He specializes in corporate issues, M&A and corporate finance transactions and has participated in numerous Hong Kong and London initial public offerings. Peter has advised clients in a broad range of industries, most recently in the technology, telecom, financial services and consumer products sectors. He is recognized as a leading lawyer for Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A in major legal directories including Chambers Asia and IFLR1000. Peter is a current member and the Hong Kong convener of the Beijing Youth Federation and a regular speaker on topics relating to various aspects of the listing rules organized by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.


English; Mandarin Chinese; Shanghainese; Cantonese


Member, Hong Kong Law Society; Beijing Youth Federation


Oxford University, Master in Jurisprudence; Boston University, B.A., cum laude

Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)

Within: Capital markets (equity)

Shearman & Sterling is highly rated by issuer and underwriter clients for high-profile and complex Hong Kong Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listings. Its team has increasingly become a first port of call for offerings in the healthcare, technology and real estate sectors. In 2017, global corporate finance head Matthew Bersani acted for Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, China Renaissance and ICBCI on LexinFintech's $108m IPO and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. In Hong Kong, Asia capital markets head Colin Law, Bersani and others advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and China Merchant Securities as joint sponsors, joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the $510m global offering and Main Board IPO of WuXi Biologics; this is only the second time a former US-listed company has relisted in Hong Kong. Law has also led the advice to WuXi Biologics on a series of block trades. Elsewhere, Peter Chen, counsel Edward Bong and others acted for Tianjin Tianbao Energy on the placing and IPO of its H shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Main Board. Paloma Wang moved to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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