Capital markets: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners stands out for its capabilities in A-share initial public offerings (IPOs), acting for a range of sponsors, underwriters and high-profile issuers listing in mainland China. The group is also regularly instructed on overseas debt and equity offerings, including IPOs, follow-on offerings and H-share convertible issuances. Key industries for the firm include TMT, healthcare and life sciences. The group is co-led by Shanghai-based domestic capital markets specialist Leo Lou and Dong Wu in Beijing, whose expertise consists of on- and offshore offerings and listing of securities, bonds and asset-backed securities offerings. In 2018, the group benefited from the arrival of Christine Chen from King & Wood Mallesons, who splits her time between the Hong Kong and Beijing offices, and has experience in RMB and SDR-denominated bond offerings by foreign multinationals, sovereign funds, financial institutions and domestic corporates. Jeffrey Ding is noted for debt and equity work and Michael Qi is recommended for advice on US and Hong Kong stock offerings by PRC issuers.

Practice head(s):

Leo Lou; Dong Wu

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Doris Qier Tang; Xueyan Jiang; Yan Kang; Michael Qi

Testimonials

Fangda’s team of lawyers is proficient in its business‘.

Leo Lou has a high level of professionalism and can quickly give a feasible solution‘.

The Fangda team is very dedicated and efficient in cooperating with the company and professional in service‘.

Key clients

Alibaba

BeiGene

Cstone Pharmaceuticals

Goldman Sachs

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank

Citi

J.P. Morgan

CICC

Huatai Securities

Tianfeng Securities

Work highlights

  • Represented BeiGene in its HK$7.08bn ($903m) public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented Wuxi App Tec on its HK$7.53m initial public offering on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented CICC and Credit Suisse in connection with the HK$4.68m Hong Kong initial public offering and global offering of E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings.

King & Wood Mallesons

At King & Wood Mallesons, lawyers have experience in the spectrum of securitisations and capital market transactions. Typical instructions include IPOs, refinancing, corporate bond issuances and M&A of listed companies. The group regularly advises international corporations, financial institutions and Chinese issuers on A-share, H-share, Red Chip offerings and Panda Bond transactions; as well as listings in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong and non-registered offerings, acting as US, PRC and Hong Kong counsel to issuers. The team is jointly led from Beijing by Yongliang ZhangNing ZhouMulong Gong and Jin Peng; in Shanghai by Peng Mu; and in Guangzhou by Lixin WangXiaohong Zhao specialises in IPOs, capital markets-related M&A and private placement of debt and equity securities.

Practice head(s):

Yongliang Zhang; Ning Zhou; Peng Mu; Lixin Wang; Mulong Gong; Jin Peng

Other key lawyers:

Yujia Pan; Rui Zhou; Yuhui Cao

Testimonials

The team shows high professional competence and a friendly cooperative attitude in discovering problems, mining deep legal risks and solving problems‘.

In all areas of business, the firm has a variety of high-quality professionals‘.

Outstanding professional ability‘.

Key clients

OneSmart International Education Group

Pinduoduo

Qingdao Haier Co

Qutoutiao

Zhejiang New Century Hotel Management Co

China Tower Corporation

Inke

Foxconn Industrial Internet Co

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Work highlights

  • Advised Qingdao Haie on its IPO and listing on the D-Share Market of China Europe International Exchange
  • Assisted with the listing of Industrial Fulian, as issuers counsel.
  • Assisted China Tower Corporation with successfully launching its initial public offering of 43,114,800,000 shares (before exercise of the over-allotment option) on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm's capital markets clients include major names in the TMT, pharmaceuticals and new energy sectors, which it advises on debt and equity issues, including listings via the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board. Expertise includes domestic and overseas IPOs; back-door listings; division and repurchase of shares; corporate governance; and corporate, enterprise and financial bonds. Both based in Shanghai, Limin Chen is experienced in listings on mainland stock exchanges and in Hong Kong, while managing partner Anthony Zhao's clients include technology and healthcare companies.

Practice head(s):

Limin Chen; Zhong Zhang; Catherine Chen; Tingfeng Hu

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Zhao; Kejun Guo; Xuebing Zhang; Anthony Qiao; Hairong Li; Yun Zhou; William Jia; Xiaoming Song

Key clients

Tongcheng E-Long

InnoLight ZhongJi

Qeeka Home

Kingdee International

Blackstone

Softbank Vision Fund

Ares Investments

Advantage Partners

JD.com

Zai Lab

Zhong Ji  Innolight Technology Co

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Citi Group

UBS

Work highlights

  • Acted as the PRC legal counsel to the joint sponsors and underwriters for the IPO of Meituan Dianping on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Representing Sinotrans in its stock for stock merger of Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Corporation and A stock listing of Sinotrans
  • Acted as the PRC legal counsel to the controlling shareholder for the spin-off of Tencent Music Entertainment Group and TME’s separate listing on New York Stock Exchange, where Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley acted as the joint lead underwriters.
  • Acted as the investor’s PRC legal counsel for its subscription of H-share convertible bonds issued by YiChang HEC ChangJiang Pharmaceutical, a PRC pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Commerce & Finance Law Office

The team at Commerce & Finance Law Office is most noted for handling IPOs, including for SOEs, as well as red-chips and international companies listing on Chinese stock exchanges, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, healthcare and technology sectors. The group also works closely with the firm's Hong Kong offices to advise on capital markets deals on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The department is led by Xin Kong, whose list of clients includes major Chinese real estate enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Xin Kong

Other key lawyers:

Xiaoman Zhang; Wu Gang; Qingfeng Huang

Key clients

China Tower Corporation

Innovent Biologics

Ascletis Pharma

DaFa Properties Group

Dexin China Holdings Company

Redsun Properties Group

Work highlights

  • Advised China Tower on the successful launch of its initial public offering on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising $7.49bn
  • Advised Shimao Property Holdings on the $1bn issuance of senior notes due 2024 on the Singapore Stock Exchange

Global Law Office

Global Law Office's sweet spot is in advising underwriters and issuers on complex structured transactions and securitisations in debt and equity capital markets. The group has wide sectoral expertise, spanning the TMT, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, banking and education sectors, and clients include investment banks and multinational and domestic corporations. On the debt side, the group has expertise in advising Chinese issuers of overseas bonds and non-Chinese issuers of Panda Bonds. The group is based across Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and is instructed on domestic and overseas matters. Key figures on the team include managing partner Jinrong Liu, who has experience advising on equity offerings on Chinese and various overseas markets, including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange; derivatives, structured finance and securitisation expert Xin Zhang; and Yu Zhang, who has experience advising on M&A involving listed companies.

Practice head(s):

Jinrong Liu; Yu Zhang; Cheng Li; Haishan Sun; Chengwei Liu; Xin Zhang; Leslie Sang

Other key lawyers:

Alan Zhou; Wen Li; Michael Yu; Wei Qin; Minglang Wang; Shifang Guo

Testimonials

The team combines solid theoretic and practical experience in  asset securitisation and derivatives to help clients grasp the balance of business goal and legal requirement and achieves the best result within the compliance frame‘.

Xin Zhang and Wen Li have deep understanding of client’s business models and demands, and on the basis of identifying all the potential risks at an early stage, they are able to flexibly use their legal theory and practical experience, to provide a full range of services spanning structure design, due diligence and most of all best solutions for all types of problems‘.

Key clients

Yango Group Co

China Risun Group

Wanka Online

AsiaInfo Technologies

Mogu Inc.

Ziyuanyuan Holdings Group

Tian Yuan Group Holdings

ST International Holdings Company

Industrial Bank Financial Leasing Co

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co

CCB Financial Leasing Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Yango Group on the issuance of $1.5bn foreign bonds through overseas financing SPV.
  • Handled the H-Share IPO of China Risun Group.
  • Advised on the initial public offering and listing of shares on the New York Stock Exchange of Mogu.
  • Advised on the initial public offering and listing of shares on GEM of Hong Kong Stock Exchange of ST International Holdings Company.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm's 100-partner strong team is most noted for handling A-share transactions, with a strong portfolio of IPO instructions. The group has also advised clients on listings involving the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board. Highlighting the group's strength with institutional clients, it acts as sole permanent counsel for the China Financial Furtures Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Furtures Exchange, also advising all four on their investment in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The group is co-led by Hongbing LvWei Liu (who has substantial experience in IPOs, refinancing, M&A and restructuring projects) and Jianjun Guan, who specialises in domestic issuance of shares and bonds, as well as M&A involving listed companies.

Practice head(s):

Hongbing Lv; Wei Liu; Jianjun Guan

Other key lawyers:

Tianfeng Shen; Junji Ni; Mingxi Wang; Dazhi Qian; Xiangming Liu

Key clients

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shanghai International Group

Ping An

Work highlights

  • Advised Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange on a share purchase in the Dhaka Stock Exchange
  • Advised NOVEL on its listing on SSE
  • Assisted E-House with its listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Haiwen & Partners

Haiwen & Partners stands out for handling securities offerings, leading transactions involving a variety of Chinese and international issuers, including large SOEs. The group has expertise in IPOs, follow-on equity offerings, material asset restructuring of A-share companies, public take-overs and all types of debt transaction. The department is jointly led from Beijing by Su Liu, who has a strong track record in domestic IPOs and bond offerings;  IPO and public takeover expert Wei Gao; and Yao Wang, a specialist in asset-backed securitisation.

Practice head(s):

Su Liu; Wei Gao; Yao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Hao Bian; Wenzhen Dai; Ning Du; Yan Fu; Ji Hu

Key clients

Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company

Goldman Sachs

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

ICBC International Capital

China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong)

China Renaissance Holdings

Zhejiang Cangnan Instrument Group Co

Yingda Securities Co

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ping An Medical Technology Co with its IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
  • Assisted Aurora Mobile Limited with its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market
  • Acted for Bank of Jiujiang with its H-share IPO and Hong Kong listing

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is predominantly instructed on overseas capital markets transactions, acting for both Chinese issuers and international underwriters. The group has expertise in IPOs, as well as follow-on equity and debt offerings. Yijun Chao has a strong track record with TMT-sector clients; Huan Wang focuses on offshore public offerings; and Dafei Chen is noted for US Securities and Exchange Commission-registered offerings. Both Chao and Wang also have expertise in the intersection between intellectual property rights and capital markets transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Yijun Chao; Dafei Chen; Huan Wang; Jason Wang; Bin Zhi; Yang Chen

Testimonials

The lawyers maximize their expertise and understand our needs, thus helping our company solve problems in a timely and effective manner‘.

They are very experienced in the TMT industry, which is their main advantage in advising technology companies on going public‘.

The feedback is fast and reliable‘.

Dafei Chen has excellent professional knowledge‘.

Dafei Chen and Zaiguang Lu stands out for their understanding of the TMT sector, and they are experienced in assisting clients with every stage of their growth‘.

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Credit Suisse Securities (USA)

UBS Securities Hong Kong

BofA Merrill Lynch

Meituan Dianping

Innovent Biologics

iQIYI

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

NIO

AsiaInfo Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Meituan Dianping on its global offering and listing on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong
  • Assisted Tencent with its $6bn issue of notes under the Global Medium Term Note Programme
  • Advised NIO, as PRC counsel, on its US IPO

Jingtian & Gongcheng

The team at Jingtian & Gongcheng has significant experience in domestic and foreign securities offerings, involving listings on Stock Exchanges in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, New York and London. On the debt side, the group handles domestic and foreign bond issuances, short-term financing bills, medium-term notes and RMB offshore products. On the equity market, it has experience in domestic and overseas IPOs, reorganisations and restructurings before public offerings, re-listings after acquisitions and the management of incentive schemes. Xiang Zhenhua leads the team, which includes veteran Hong Kong IPO expert Xiang Gao.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Zhenhua

Other key lawyers:

Zhengzheng Hu; Xiang Gao; Zhiqiang Zhang; Zejia Chen ; Yusheng Ye

Testimonials

The team can spot the possible risks and issues and accurately propose reasonable and achievable solutions‘.

Key clients

Xiaomi Group

Baidu

iQiyi.com

Ke.com

Bytedance

ChemChina

China Risun Group

AviChina Industry & Technology Company

Xiaomi Corporation

iQIYI

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

COFCO Bio-chemical Investment Co

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Work highlights

  • Act as the lead counsel for Xiaomi Group as a sponsor on a Hong Kong IPO
  • Advised AviChina Industry & Technology Company as PRC counsel in relation to a project converting all domestic shares into H-shares under the H-share Full Circulation Pilot Scheme
  • Advised Haidilao International Holding on its IPO

JunHe LLP

The 20-partner team at JunHe LLP has deep experience in domestic IPOs and in overseas listings of Red Chip stocks. In addition to IPOs, the group handles share issuances, M&A and restructuring of listed companies, and bond issuances, including overseas issuances by Chinese-invested enterprises of USD, Euro and Dim Sum Bonds. The department is jointly led by Yi Wang and Tao Zhang and includes Chunyang Shao, who regularly acts as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters on domestic and offshore listings, and securities and M&A expert Yongqiang Yu.

Practice head(s):

Tao Zhang; Yi Wang

Other key lawyers:

Chunyang Shao; Yongqiang Yu; Tiejun Shi

Key clients

UBS

ICBC

JP Morgan

SF

Jaguar Land Rover

CITIC Capital

Vanke

Phillips

Barclays

IDG Capital

Xiaomi

Trendy

Standard Chartered

Tencent

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of Jiujiang Co on its listing on the HKEx main board.
  • Advised Xinjiang Xintai Natural Gas Co in relation to the partial offer by Hong Kong Liming, its wholly-owned second-tier subsidiary as the offerer, to acquire the controlling stake in Hong Kong Listed AAG Energy Holdings
  • Assisting Qumei Home Furnishings Group with the tender offer and going private transaction of Ekornes ASA, a Norwegian listed company

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices' capital markets department handles IPOs, convertible bond issuances, non-public offerings, debt-for-equity swaps, equity incentive schemes, as well as corporate transactions involving listed companies. The group is also noted for handling a number of IPOs via the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board.  The team is co-led by Xiaohong Zhang and Jun Xu which also includes securitisation expert Guoquan Shen who has extensive experience in stock issuances and listings, as well as refinancing of listed companies and asset reorganisation.

Practice head(s):

Xiaohong Zhang; Jun Xu

Other key lawyers:

Guoquan Shen; Fangzhou Bao; Jeffrey Fang; Haifeng Yang

Work highlights

  • Lead counsel to PNC Process Systems on its acquisition of Bandweaver Technologies.
  • Assisted Penyao Environmental Protection with its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange
  • Advised Yunnan Energy Investment Co on the issuance of shares in order to purchase assets.

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices services PRC clients with the spectrum of debt and equity matters domestically and abroad, leveraging its overseas offices in Dubai, Paris and Brussels. In terms of debt capital markets, the group has experience in bond issuances and the issuance of convertible bonds. Equity matters include IPOs in China, Hong Kong and New York, as well as multiple M&A mandates involving listed companies. The department is jointly led by Jianjun Xu and Zhenguo Liu.

Practice head(s):

Jianjun Xu; Zhenguo Liu

Other key lawyers:

Xianan Wang; Hong Pu; Yuwei Wang; Qiyun Su; Yanan Zhao

Testimonials

The team has solid knowledge, it always puts itself in the position of thinking and solving problems for its clients‘.

Key clients

China Three Gorges Corporation

China Yangtze Power Co

Agricultural Bank of China

Sino Truk

Zhe Jiang Great Southeast Group Co

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co

Huaneng Renewables Co

Work highlights

  • Assisted Jiangsu Wujiang China Eastern Silk Market Co with its RMB12.7bn acquisition of Jiangsu Guowang High-technique Fiber CO
  • Assisted China Three Gorges Corporation with its public issuance of RMB20bn exchangeable bonds
  • Assisted with the IPO of Tianjin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co on Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • Assisted with the $2bn medium-term note programme established by Sichuan Development Holding and its first drawdown

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm advises issuers and underwriters on domestic listings and has considerable experience handling overseas securities transactions. Another key area of expertise for the firm is cross-border listings and bond issuances in Hong Kong and Singapore, while domestically, the team is adept at M&A and asset restructuring for domestic listed-clients. The team is jointly led by Bo Su and Dongying Sun and includes managing partner Liguo Cui, who has expertise in on- and offshore offerings and listings of stocks and bonds.

Practice head(s):

Bo Su; Dongying Sun

Other key lawyers:

Liguo Cui; Rong Liu; Dongfeng Sun; Grace Yan

Key clients

China National Nuclear Power

CITIC Securities

CLSA Capital Markets

Bank of Dalian

Puyang Refractories Group

Shanghai Guosheng Group

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Bohai Securities on its RMB24bn issuance of short-term financing bonds.
  • Advised Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group on its IPO and listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Yanchang Petroleum on its RMB10bn issuance of non-public renewable corporate bonds.

Jia Yuan Law Offices

Jia Yuan Law Offices is a specialist debt and equity capital markets firm that focuses predominantly on IPOs, asset restructuring and investments for domestic entities, in the PRC and abroad. The group is instructed by issuers and underwriters on domestic and overseas IPOs, listings and refinancing projects, including A-share matters for SOEs and private enterprises, H-share matters and red-chip matters, from the firm's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The team is jointly led by Guobao HuangJiansheng Yi  and Wen Zhang in Beijing and Liangjuan Wen in Shenzhen.

Practice head(s):

Guobao Huang; Jiansheng Yi; Wen Zhang; Liangjuan Wen

Other key lawyers:

Yu Yan; Wen Zhang; Yuan Wang

Key clients

China National Materials Group Corporation

Aviation Industry Corporation of China

China National Salt Industry Corporation

Qingdao Port International

Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Industry

Legend Holdings Corporation

CITIC Group Corporation

China National Building Materials Group Corporation

China Railway Group

Metallurgical Corporation of China

Work highlights

  • Advised Huatai United Securities, as the sponsor of WuXi AppTec’s A-share IPO.
  • Advised GF Securities on its non-public issuance of A-shares.
  • Advised Heibei Provincial CPC Committee on the issuance of RMB15bn in Specialised Construction Bonds.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm's team advises Chinese companies on domestic and overseas listings, with clients across a range of industries, including education and healthcare, biotech, fintech, energy and natural resources. The group is led by Yan Liu, who has expertise in the spectrum of capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Yan Liu

Other key lawyers:

Lihua Wang; Guanxiong Wu; Siqi Fu; Aihua Xiao; Ping Xu;Jianhui Li

FenXun Partners

In 2019, FenXun Partners benefited from the arrival of a number of partners from Zhong Lun Law Firm, including the 'dedicated and efficientShirley Wang, who now leads the department and specialises in cross-border debt securities. The team has a particular strength in debt capital markets and is most known for based asset securitisation (ABS) projects, an area where Jianzhao Wang takes the lead.

Practice head(s):

Jianzhao Wang; Shirley Wang

Other key lawyers:

Guangshui Yang; Wenyi Piao; Yingfei Yang

Testimonials

One of the outstanding advantages of the firm is that it has established the first joint venture office with the top Baker McKenzie, which has both local experience and international perspective, and is able to provide cross-border transactions for domestic and foreign clients‘.

The team provides first-class legal services in the equity and debt capital markets space

Can provide “one-stop” legal services on cross-border transactions for domestic and foreign clients

The team has strong professionalism and rich practical experience in the fields of finance and asset securitisation

The team doesn’t just provide legal opinions, it values the importance of client’s interests and concerns, and effectively solve problems to achieve the best outcome‘.

Key clients

China Cinda Asset Management

Nashwork Entrepreneurship Technology (Beijing)

Jingdong Century Trading

Jingdong Digital Technology Holding

Chongqing Baidu Microfinance

Herald International Financial Leasing

BMW Automotive Finance (China)

Chongqing Xiaomi Commercial Factoring

Di Run (Tianjin) Technology

Wuhan Sante Cableways Group

Huarong Rongde Asset Management

CCCG Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised China Cinda Asset Management on multiple ABS projects.
  • Advised Jindong Century Trading on an ABS project
  • Assisted BMW Automotive Finance with its auto-ABS project

Beijing Grandway Law Offices

Beijing Grandway Law Offices handles IPOs, listed company refinancing, asset securitisation and employee share schemes. The group also has an active A-share practice for PRC clients. Liguo Zhang and Ruiming Jiang lead the team from Beijing.

Practice head(s):

Liguo Zhang; Ruiming Jiang

Dentons China

Drawing on an international office network, the team at Dentons China advises clients on fundraising for equity funds, private equity investment, in addition to IPOs and capital exits. The group is instructed on domestic and international IPOs, corporate restructuring and reorganisation and M&A and refinancing of listed companies. Key names include Lihong Wang, Xugang Yu and Qin Chen.

Practice head(s):

Xugang Yu; Qin Chen; Qingchun Du; Renwen Geng; Shoushuang Li; Wangsheng Lu; Michael Wang, Bob Fan; Jinjuan Shi

Other key lawyers:

Lihong Wang; Qing Guo

Testimonials

Fully understand the business needs of customers, and propose practical and constructive legal solutions

Able to deal with business issues from a legal perspective

Key clients

China Insurance Investment

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Agricultural Bank of China

AVIC International Leasing

Baiyin Nonferrous Group

China Citic Bank

China Development Bank Corporation Zhejiang Branch

China Everbright Bank

China First Highway Engineering Company

Great Wall Glory Securities

Ping An International Financial Leasing

Taiping Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised the Agricultural Bank of China on the fifth phase of an individual residential mortgage-backed securitisation project.
  • Advised China Citic Bank on a personal residential mortgage-backed securitisation project.
  • Assisted China Pacific Property Insurance with its first issuance of RMB10bn bonds on the national interbank market.

Llinks Law Offices

The capital markets team at Shanghai-based Llinks Law Offices advises domestic and international issuers and underwriters on IPOs, follow-on offerings, as well as corporate and convertible debt offerings. The group also handles M&A involving listed companies, asset reorganisations and back-door listings. The team is co-led by corporate generalist Christophe Han and Grant Chen, who specialises in financing and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Christophe Han; Grant Chen

Other key lawyers:

Calista Huang; Wayne Chen; Zhengyi Zhang; Baker Chen; Monica Gao

Testimonials

Very professional team, timely and efficient feedback

A high level of professionalism and understanding of the clients’ business

Provides great help and effective advice under PRC law

Key clients

Shanghai Sinotec

Gangfeng Lithium

Sinochem International Corporation

China Molybdenum

Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group)

Xiamen ITG Group

Xiamen ITG Group

Guoxuan High-tech

Xiamen ITG Group

Yonghui Superstores

Work highlights

  • Advised Sinochem International on its acquisition of an 18.88 equity interest in Jiangsu Yangnong.
  • Assisted Shanghai Sinotec with its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Gangfeng Lithium on its issuance of H Shares in Hong Kong.

Tahota Law Firm

Based in Chengdu, the department at Tahota Law Firm focuses on bond issuances (including of corporate and financial bonds, medium-term notes and short-term financing bonds) for financial institutions, corporations and local government bodies. Pengfei Yang's clients include financial institutions and real estate developers, and Chenggang Guo is an expert in securities.

Practice head(s):

Chenggang Guo; Pengfei Yang; Fei Xiang; Jikun Li

Key clients

Yunnan Hongta Bank

Issuance of Special Bonds by Local Government  of Yunnan Province

Sichuan Cable Broadcasting Network

Chengdu Shuangliu District Traffic Construction Investment

Tiansheng Securities

ICBC International

Development Bank of Singapore

Zhongtai International Securities

Work highlights

  • Advising Yunnan Hongta Bank on its issuance of secondary capital bonds on the inter-bank bond market
  • Advising the Yunnan Provincial People’s Government on the issuance of government bonds on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • Advised Sichuan Cable Broadcasting Network on an asset-backed securities project.