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Latham & Watkins LLP

18TH FLOOR, ONE EXCHANGE SQUARE, 8 CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL HONG KONG
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Work +852 2912 2500
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Fax +852 2912 2600
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Ji Liu

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Work +852 2912 2501
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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Hong Kong: Capital markets

Capital markets (debt)

Within: Leading individuals

Ji Liu - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Capital markets (debt)

Latham & Watkins LLP is one of the most active firms acting as issuer's counsel in the Hong Kong and PRC bond markets. It also has strong capabilities in relation to US listings, where its team is particularly highly regarded for its regulatory expertise. Jointly led by Ji Liu and James Burnett, the team handles a broad cross-section of matters for issuers, underwriters and placement agents. Its wide-ranging areas of expertise include investment grade bonds, convertible bonds, global and European medium-term note programmes and exchange offers. In the high-yield space, Burnett, who has more than a decade of experience of the London high-yield debt market, advised the underwriters on Yango Justice International's $200m bond offering. The firm's other recent work includes Liu acting for China National Chemical (ChemChina) as issuer on a series of bond offerings, and also assisting Tianjin Rail Transit Group with a €400m bonds issuance. In 2017, Cathy Yeung, Allen Wang and Terris Tang, who has recently made partner, advised Franshion Brilliant on a $500m senior guaranteed perpetual capital securities offering. In other developments, the practice was significantly strengthened recently when Benjamin Su re-joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis. Counsel Daying Zhang has also been hired from the same firm.

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