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With our Greater China offices, we have assisted businesses with structuring and executing corporate M&A in Mainland China and Hong Kong. We customise optimal structures and strategies. We secure government approvals and navigate the post completion process.

We have extensive industry experience in sectors such as automotive, real estate, pharmaceutical / healthcare, infrastructure, consumer products, energy and natural resources, technology, and media and communications. We are also able to draw on the experience in other practice areas – such as Tax, Employment, and Intellectual Property – to provide a truly integrated support for all types of cross border and domestic M&A transactions.

How we can help

  • Asset acquisition and dispositions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Equity purchases and sales
  • Proxy contests
  • Consent solicitations
  • Business successions
  • Reorganisations
  • Tender offers
  • Issue of bonds, notes, warrants, hybrid instruments, redeemable preference shares and convertible loan stocks
  • Rights issues, bonus issues and other secondary issues
  • Continuing listing requirements, corporate disclosure and corporate governance
  • Creative corporate finance structures
  • Capital and corporate restructuring
  • Transferable loan facilities with warrants and embedded bond options and warrants
  • Privatisations and delistings
  • Employee share option schemes
  • Debt capital offerings

Representative experience

Counsel to a global beauty products group of a leading hair and beauty company with operations in Greater China, conducting due diligence and advising on structuring and regulatory issues

Devise corporate structure on behalf of multi-national direct selling company and advise on corresponding remuneration packages for its independent distributorsCounsel to a pharmaceutical company in the acquisition and setting up of joint venture in Hong Kong with PRC operations, conducting due diligence and advising on structuring issues

Counsel for the corporate restructure of a PRC internet component manufacturer for subsequent listing on NASDAQ

Provide regulatory compliance advice in the sale of equity interest in Leitingwuji to Tom.Com Limited

Counsel to the GEM Board listing of Timeless Software Limited

Underwriters’ advisers in IPO of Mirabell International Holdings Ltd

Advise Hoechst Pharmaceuticals on corporate restructuring and asset transfer matters its takeover by Clariant in Hong Kong and Greater China

Represent Tollytots Ltd in the sale of its business in China to JAKKS, advising and negotiating acquisition agreement, license transfer agreements and contract assignments

Counsel in general offer of Dickson Construction

Counsel to Egana Holdings in the acquisition of Peace Mark

Counsel to a US multinational in the acquisition of a Hong Kong company with majority equity interest in a manufacturing joint venture of ionisation foils, conducting due diligence and advising on radiation licensing and environmental regulatory compliance

Counsel to leading Swiss medical device company in establishment of business presence in PRC, including regulatory and labour compliance

Counsel to a Hong Kong investor in the acquisition of an interest in a PRC telecommunications company and advising on the structuring documentation and regulatory issues

Counsel to a Hong Kong investor in the acquisition of an interest in a Luxembourg leading platform provider for internet television, advising on acquisition and shareholders documentation

Counsel to a majority shareholder of a Hong Kong listco in a restructuring scheme under Section 166 of the Companies Ordinance

Act for a number of investors to acquire various vehicles incorporated in Hong Kong which hold substantial equity interests in a number of WFOEs in China

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