Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Provides UK, US and Hong Kong law advice to PRC and Hong Kong clients. Best known for its work in the ECM space, advising on IPOs and secondary offerings. Further expertise includes advising on ADS issuances and convertible offerings. Recently active in transactions in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Strengths The team wins plaudits for its US law capabilities, with one client remarking: "They do very well, particularly on more US-oriented work. They also have good expertise in fintech, which is very useful at the moment."

Work highlights Represented iClick Interactive in its USD30 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq.

Acted for Credit Suisse and Citigroup as lead bookrunners in the USD271 million IPO and NYSE listing of PPDAI Group.

Notable practitioners

Freeman Chan is well known for advising on significant cross-border IPOs. He is recognised by peers for his robust connections to a stable of publicly listed corporate clients and PE houses.