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Addleshaw Goddard

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Hong Kong

Corporate (including M&A)
Corporate (including M&A) - ranked: tier 6

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard handles a wide range of transactions for clients, including cross-border venture capital and private equity investments, public and private M&A, inbound investments into emerging markets across the Asia-Pacific region (including mainland China), and fintech-related matters. Andrew Yang is a prominent figure in the start-up community in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and he is a leading adviser to incubators and venture capitalists on their activities in the technology industry in particular. Other clients of the firm include entrepreneurs, mid-market companies and multinational corporates. A recent highlight involved Yang acting for early stage venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures Fund Management as a shareholder in a Series C preferred equity financing by Singapore-based e-commerce company Carousell. In another matter, Yang and legal director Cliff Lui advised family office Beyond Traditions Investment Holdings on a $30m joint venture with Le Tote to develop a luxury apparel rental subscription service in China. Daniel Wan and legal director Yunxiao Hu are other key figures. Yang succeeded Brett Stewien as team head, following Stewien's move to GPS Legal LLP.

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (equity)
Capital markets (equity) - ranked: tier 5

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard, which is becoming 'increasingly prominent in the market', has been involved in 13 completed IPOs since 2016, on which it has acted for sponsors and underwriters. Clients highlight its team's 'business acumen, industry knowledge' and 'practical, effective advice'. Practice head Daniel Wan is 'easy to communicate with on legal points and issues'; his wide-ranging areas of expertise include pre-IPO restructurings and investments, Hong Kong IPOs, post-IPO regulatory and compliance, and secondary offerings. Clients include CMB International Capital, Haitong International Capital, Guotai Junan Capital and TC Capital Asia.

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