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Eversheds Sutherland

21/F, GLOUCESTER TOWER, THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD, CENTRAL HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 2186 3200
Fax:
Fax +852 2186 3201
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Amy Yu

Tel:
Work +852 2186 3238
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Amy is a Consultant of our Hong Kong office. She has extensive experience in general commercial and corporate finance transactions, such as assisting the listing of companies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. She is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong, and speaks fluent English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

Position

Consultant

Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin


Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

Eversheds Sutherland handles the full range of cross-border transactions for Chinese corporates, state-owned enterprises and international clients through its network of offices in Greater China. With practitioners in Beijing and Shanghai focused on inbound and outbound matters, the Hong Kong team has a particular specialism in Asia-Pacific regional transactions and wider global deals. The group includes Charles Butcher, who has been instrumental in the growth of the practice; he recently led a cross-office team that acted for Baird Capital on its acquisition of an indirect interest in the Malaysia-based Nirvana Asia via a vehicle controlled by Nirvana's founder and CEO. Butcher also co-led an international team that advised global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will on its acquisition of Danish outfit Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. Other clients of the firm include Avis Budget Group, New World China Land and China Everbright. Asia corporate head and Hong Kong senior partner Stephen Mok has more than 25 years of deal experience. In recent developments, Dickson Ng joined from Taylor Wessing LLP, while Amy Yu and Rachel Han were promoted to partner and consultant respectively.

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)

Within: Capital markets (equity)

Eversheds Sutherland's global footprint makes it a strong choice for issuers seeking to list in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia, as well as for those looking to raise capital through public markets further afield, particularly in the US. Under the leadership of Stephen Mok, the team is particularly active in complex offerings including groundbreaking listings. Mok recently led a team that included Norman Hui and consultant Sin-Joh Chuang in advising Datang Power on its non-public issuance of A-shares to its controlling shareholder (China Datang Corporation, hereafter CDC), and also its non-public issuance of H-shares to a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC for circa $2.1bn; this marked the first time a whitewash waiver was used in Hong Kong for such issuances. Mok, Hui, Amy Yu and others acted as Hong Kong counsel to Precision Tsugami (China) on its $64m spin-off listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; this listing was the first in Hong Kong to involve a spin-off from a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In addition, Mok's team served as Hong Kong legal advisers to Nomura as the sole sponsor on Nissin Foods' circa $121m spin-off listing on the Main Board; this was the second listing in Hong Kong to involve a spin-off from a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Beyond new listings and follow-on offerings, other work included Mok and others advising listed company New World Department Store (China) on its proposed privatisation by parent firm New World Development.

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