Paul Hastings and Commerce & Finance Law Offices have advised China Bohai Bank on its $1.78 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong, with Clifford Chance and Haiwen & Partners advising the joint sponsors.

Established in 2005 in Tianjin, Bohai Bank is the youngest nationwide joint-stock commercial bank in China. It was the first PRC bank to be publicly listed in 2020 and the deal is the biggest listing by a Chinese bank on the Hong Kong bourse in the past five years.

The Paul Hastings’ team was led by partners Raymond Li, Neil Torpey, Vincent Wang and Fan Chaobo;

The Haiwen team was led by partners Zhang Jiping, Lan Jie and Du Ning, meanwhile the CC team was led by China co-managing partner Tim Wang, together with partners Jean Thio and Xiang Tianning.


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