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Clifford Chance has advised property management company China Resources Mixc Lifestyle Services on its $1.6 billion Hong Kong IPO, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, DeHeng Law Offices and Han Kun Law Offices representing the sponsors.
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Georgia Dawson, Asia managing partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was recently named as the firm’s new senior partner. This made her the first woman to lead the firm in its lengthy history, and also made Freshfields the first Magic Circle firm to appoint a female leader. She tells Asian Legal Business about her plans to transform the storied firm.
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Paul Hastings and Dentons have advised China’s Weihai City Commercial Bank on its $365.3 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons advising the joint sponsors and the underwriters.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic rendering offices empty (for the large part), and triggering new remote working policies and protocols, the future of the traditional office remains uncertain. And this has come at a time when virtual law firms – such as Rimon Law, which recently opened an office in Shenzhen – grow in prominence. However, some in the industry feel that working virtually may not be for everyone just yet.
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and JunHe have advised Chinese hotel management company Huazhu Group on its $783 million secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng representing the underwriters.
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Davis Polk & Wardwell has advised Ming Yuan Cloud Group on its HK$6.2 billion ($797 million) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Global Law Office Shanghai have advised Chinese courier ZTO Express on its $1.55 billion secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and JunHe counselling the sponsor and the underwriters.
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Sidley Austin has advised Yum China Holdings on its HK$17.3 billion ($2.2 billion) secondary listing on the mainboard of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counselling the sole sponsor, underwriters, joint global coordinators and bookrunners.
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Jingtian & Gongcheng have advised Chinese bottled water and beverage company Nongfu Spring's on its $1.08 billion initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, with Clifford Chance and Tian Yuan Law Firm representing the joint sponsors and underwriters.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Fangda Partners are advising Chinese fintech firm Ant Group on its planned $30 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and King & Wood Mallesons counselling the joint sponsors.