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.

Former Simmons, Fried Frank China MP relaunches solo firm

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

Huen Wong, a former Greater China managing partner at both Simmons & Simmons and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, has launched a sole proprietorship focused on arbitration and mediation, Asian Legal Business has learnt.

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.

Bakers advises China Evergrande on sale of $1.4 billion Evergrande Vehicle shares

BY Asian Legal Business |

Baker McKenzie has advised property developer China Evergrande Group on the placement of 260 million shares, or 2.66 percent of issued share capital, of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group HK$10.6 billion ($1.36 billion).

HK: PRC firm Jingtian nabs disputes partner from CC

BY Aparna Sai |

Beijing-headquartered firm Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired Jimmy Chan (Chen Guohao) as a partner in Hong Kong from Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance.

Skadden, Davis Polk lead on Chinese fintech firm’s $507 mln HK IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised Chinese fintech firm Bairong on its $507 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Tian Yuan Law Firm assisting the joint sponsors and underwriters.

Bilibili set to raise $2.6 bln in Hong Kong listing

BY Reuters |

Chinese online video site Bilibili is set to raise HK$20.2 billion ($2.60 billion) by pricing shares in its Hong Kong secondary listing at HK$808 each, said three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Blacklisted Chinese firms eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win against Trump ban

BY Reuters |

Chinese companies targeted by a sweeping investment ban imposed by former President Donald Trump are considering suing the U.S.

Skadden, STB act on Chinese car platform’s $685 mln HK secondary listing

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Han Kun Law Offices have advised China’s Autohome on its $685 million Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) secondary listing, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Commerce & Finance Law Offices counselling the joint sponsors and underwriters.

Japan’s AMT adds four foreign lawyers to partnership

BY Aparna Sai |

Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (AMT) has added four senior foreign counsel to its partnership, shortly after the launch of its foreign joint law enterprise.