Corporate Transactional Support

Overview

Corporate transactions involving regulated financial institutions often require a combination of skills, ranging from the ability to grasp the commercial objectives of a transaction to the ability to identify practical ways to manage the risks which could undermine those objectives. Our lawyers have had the privilege of supporting the regulatory aspects of some of the most significant transactions around the world involving financial institutions operating in Asia, bringing a deep understanding of the practices and customs in the markets in which those institutions operate, the approach taken by regulators to regulating those institutions and their products and services and the laws and regulations which govern the activities of those institutions.

Our strength across the different financial services sectors gives us a particular advantage in advising on mandates involving multi-faceted financial institutions subject to different regulatory regimes. Our strength in understanding the applicable commercial norms and the technical details of the applicable laws and regulations gives us a robust ability to identify, measure and manage risks. Our frequent dealings with regulators enables us to understand their concerns in the context of a transaction, helping us to manage the process of making regulatory notifications and applying for regulatory approvals.

We have had the privilege of working on some of the most complex, high-value transactions involving financial institutions, including Fortune Global 500 companies with business operations in Hong Kong regulated by multiple regulators and regulatory regimes.

Experience

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  • Counsel to a US based hedge fund with over USD4 billion of assets under management in respect of the establishment of offices in Hong Kong

  • Counsel to a Hong Kong based private equity firm that focuses on investments in Chinese technology companies and their overseas acquisition, set up with USD500 million of initial funding on the restructuring of the capital of the client sponsor firm

  • Counsel to a Pre-IPO private equity fund portfolio company operating within the luxury-automotive industry in the People’s Republic of China with annual revenues exceeding USD700 million on the restructuring of its capital base, including a restructuring of the holding of its equity base to facilitate bank financing and a rollover of its convertible note programme and on compliance of the restructuring with the terms of the private equity fund documentation

  • Counsel to the Hong Kong financial services arm of a global business conglomerate based in the People’s Republic of China that has entities listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange with annual revenues exceeding USD15 billion, in connection with a major restructuring of the client including a capital injection, the establishment of a joint venture and the structuring of the relationship between the parties

  • Co-counsel to a private funds manager in relation to its acquisition of the private equity real estate firm with USD300 million of assets under management

  • Lead counsel to a USD1 billion hedge fund on its acquisition of a Hong Kong brokerage

  • Lead counsel to a Fortune Global 200 bank on its acquisition of a Hong Kong private client financial advisory business

  • Regulatory Counsel to a Fortune Global 500 insurance company as vendor of an acquisition worth HKD7.9 billion and HKD3.6 billion worth of shares regarding regulatory issues under the regimes of the Securities and Futures Commission, Insurance Authority, and Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

  • Co-counsel to a Fortune Global 300 financial institution in respect of the USD430 million sale of its global commodities business

  • Counsel to a US based hedge fund with over USD4 billion of assets under management in respect of the establishment of offices in Hong Kong

  • Counsel to a Hong Kong based private equity firm that focuses on investments in Chinese technology companies and their overseas acquisition, set up with USD500 million of initial funding on the restructuring of the capital of the client sponsor firm

  • Counsel to a Pre-IPO private equity fund portfolio company operating within the luxury-automotive industry in the People’s Republic of China with annual revenues exceeding USD700 million on the restructuring of its capital base, including a restructuring of the holding of its equity base to facilitate bank financing and a rollover of its convertible note programme and on compliance of the restructuring with the terms of the private equity fund documentation

  • Counsel to the Hong Kong financial services arm of a global business conglomerate based in the People’s Republic of China that has entities listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange with annual revenues exceeding USD15 billion, in connection with a major restructuring of the client including a capital injection, the establishment of a joint venture and the structuring of the relationship between the parties

  • Co-counsel to a private funds manager in relation to its acquisition of the private equity real estate firm with USD300 million of assets under management

  • Lead counsel to a USD1 billion hedge fund on its acquisition of a Hong Kong brokerage

  • Lead counsel to a Fortune Global 200 bank on its acquisition of a Hong Kong private client financial advisory business

  • Regulatory Counsel to a Fortune Global 500 insurance company as vendor of an acquisition worth HKD7.9 billion and HKD3.6 billion worth of shares regarding regulatory issues under the regimes of the Securities and Futures Commission, Insurance Authority, and Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

  • Co-counsel to a Fortune Global 300 financial institution in respect of the USD430 million sale of its global commodities business

Awards

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  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Mergers and Acquisitions

  • IFLR 1000

    "Positively Ranked"

    Mergers and Acquisitions

  • AsiaLaw Profiles

    Leading Practice

    Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions

  • AsiaLaw Profiles

    "Recommended"

    Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Corporate INTL Magazine

    Regulatory Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Individual

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Legal 500

    Leading Individual

    Regulatory

  • Legal 500

    “Recommended Practice”

    Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    "Positively Ranked"

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Highly Regarded Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Market-Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Outstanding Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Well Regarded Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers

    Market-Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Mergers and Acquisitions

  • IFLR 1000

    "Positively Ranked"

    Mergers and Acquisitions

  • AsiaLaw Profiles

    Leading Practice

    Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions

  • AsiaLaw Profiles

    "Recommended"

    Corporate / Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Corporate INTL Magazine

    Regulatory Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Individual

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Legal 500

    Leading Individual

    Regulatory

  • Legal 500

    “Recommended Practice”

    Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    "Positively Ranked"

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • IFLR 1000

    Highly Regarded Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Leading Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Market-Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Profiles

    Outstanding Practice

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Chambers & Partners

    Well Regarded Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory

  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers

    Market-Leading Lawyer

    Financial Services Regulatory