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Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, China


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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)

Within: Corporate (including M&A)

White & Case has added to the depth of its high-quality team in order to enhance its offering to corporate and private equity clients based in Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as Europe and further afield internationally. Asia corporate head Christopher Kelly has overseen the growth of the practice in Hong Kong, which has led to the firm recently hiring associate Joy Chen and counsel Andrew Cohn from Proskauer Rose LLP and Linklaters respectively. In addition, Tess Fang made partner. The team is highly rated for particularly challenging transactions, including those connected with regulated industries. Kelly co-led a cross-office team that acted for Hong Kong-listed casino and hotel owner and operator Galaxy Entertainment Group on its $927.5m investment in Wynn Resorts, which is on the S&P 500 Index; the deal involved complex commercial, tax and regulatory considerations. In the technology sector, Anthony Vasey worked with other offices to advise SES-imagotag (a specialist in smart digital labels) on a $470m strategic partnership with Shenzhen-listed company BOE Technology Group. Elsewhere, despite the challenging Chinese regulatory environment, the firm has continued to see a strong flow of outbound work. Catherine Tsang, a fluent speaker of English, Cantonese and Mandarin, is another recommended individual. Peggy Wang relocated to the London office in 2017.

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (debt)

Within: Capital markets (debt)

White & Case's Hong Kong team works alongside other offices in the Asia-Pacific region to handle high-stakes cross-border transactions for Hong Kong-, PRC- and Macau-based companies, or to act for financial institutions on the opposite side. Reflective of the firm's experience in the Macau gaming sector, Jessica Zhou and Eugene Man recently worked with the Singapore office to advise a group of banks, including Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Merrill Lynch International and BOC Asia (among others) as initial purchasers on the circa $650m Rule 144A/Regulation S notes offering by Melco Resorts Finance (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment). The same team also handled a related circa $350m follow-on offering for the bank syndicate. In a separate matter, Zhou and others acted for first-time issuer Gangtai Group on its debut $100m Regulation S bond offering. Elsewhere, Baldwin Cheng was part of a cross-office team that advised Chinese luxury real estate developer Greentown China Holdings on its circa $450m global Regulation S offering of senior perpetual capital securities. The Indonesian market is also a source of work for the team, particularly in the context of high-yield deals. It is also sought to advise foreign issuers looking to access the capital markets in Asia. Zhou co-heads the practice with Catherine Tsang.

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