Offshore firm Forbes Hare opens HK office

BY Aparna Sai |

Offshore law firm Forbes Hare, which provides BVI and Cayman Islands legal services, has opened a new office in Hong Kong.

KWM picks up another cap markets lawyer from CC in Hong Kong

BY Aparna Sai |

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has strengthened its capital markets practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Corey Zhang as a partner from Clifford Chance.

HK: Former DLA China head joins PRC firm Jingtian

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired capital markets expert Liu Wei as a partner in its Hong Kong office from DLA Piper, where he was the head of the China practice.

HK: Bakers brings in cap markets specialist from Ropes & Gray

BY Aparna Sai |

Baker McKenzie has bolstered its capital markets and M&A practice in Hong Kong with the addition of Victoria Lloyd from Ropes & Gray.

Links, Freshies lead on China Duty Free’s planned $7 bln HK secondary listing

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Linklaters and Haiwen & Partners are advising China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation  on its planned secondary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jia Yuan Law Offices advising the joint underwriters.

S&C, Freshies lead on Chinese EV maker’s planned HK dual primary listing

BY Kristen Liu 刘诗宇 |

Sullivan & Cromwell and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese smart electric vehicle maker Xpeng on its planned dual primary listing in Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and JunHe advising the joint sponsors. The listing is expected to raise nearly $2 billion.

Hong Kong Seeks to Revitalise the REITs

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

The Hong Kong government recently launched a HK$270 million ($35 million) plan to encourage property owners to put their assets under real estate investment trusts (REITs) to defray listing expenses.

Mayer Brown adds oil with HK hire from Baker Botts

BY Asian Legal Business |

Mayer Brown has welcomed back oil and gas specialist Joanne Du as a partner in Hong Kong from Baker Botts.

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.