Davis Polk, HSF lead on CARsgen’s planned $400 mln HK IPO

BY Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Global Law Office are advising medical research firm CARsgen Therapeutics on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Herbert Smith Freehills and Zhong Lun Law Firm advising the joint underwriters. The IPO is expected to raise up to $400 million.

Wilson Sonsini, CC lead on orthodontics company’s $375 mln HK IPO

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Han Kun Law Offices have advised Chinese dental brace maker Angelalign Technology on its $375 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and Tian Yuan Law Firm advising the joint underwriters.

Davis Polk, Sidley lead on dairy company Youran’s planned $643 mln HK IPO

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Tian Yuan Law Firm are advising China’s Youran Dairy on its planned IPO in Hong Kong, with Sidley Austin and Dentons advising the joint underwriters.

Top Glove’s $1 bln HK listing stalls, in latest blow from U.S. import ban -sources

BY Reuters |

Top Glove Corporation’s plan to list in Hong Kong and raise up to $1 billion has been delayed as the world’s largest rubber glove maker seeks to resolve a U.S. import ban on its products, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Winston HK partner exits to join VC firm in Singapore

BY Asian Legal Business |

Khoon Jin Tan, a former partner at Winston & Strawn in Hong Kong, has left to join CBC Group, a healthcare-dedicated investment firm, as managing director. He will be based in Singapore.

KWM, Bakers, Hogan Lovells act on HK’s first logistics-focused REIT listing

BY Asian Legal Business |

King & Wood Mallesons and Baker McKenzie have advised SF real estate investment trust (SF REIT), a unit of Chinese logistics giant SF Holding, on its $335 million listing in Hong Kong.

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BY Asian Legal Business |

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Two more partners exit Stephenson Harwood in HK

BY Aparna Sai |

Stephenson Harwood has lost two more partners in Hong Kong: Commercial litigation partner Richard Wilmot has joined local firm Tanner De Witt, while energy specialist Marco Pocci has moved to MB Kemp’s newly opened office in London.

Arbitration heavy-hitter Gearing to join Fountain Court Chambers instead of Essex Court

BY Aparna Sai |

Matthew Gearing QC, a former co-head of Allen & Overy’s global arbitration group, and a former chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is set to join Fountain Court Chambers on May 3.

Gibson Dunn raids HSF for financial regulatory quartet

BY Aparna Sai |

U.S. law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added a team of four lawyers to its financial regulatory services practice in Hong Kong from Herbert Smith Freehills, including partner William Hallatt.

HK: Conyers hires former Carey Olsen partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Conyers has added insolvency and disputes specialist Michael Makridakis as a partner in Hong Kong.