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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Capital Markets (International Firms)

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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. Advises on public offerings both in Hong Kong and the USA. Further expertise includes advising on ADS issuances and convertible offerings. Recently active in transactions in the pharmaceutical, biotech and energy sectors for both issuers and underwriters.

Strengths

A client reports: "I like the Cleary team for its ability to read the situation and not simply apply a textbook, formulaic approach to legal advice. The advice I've received reflects sound judgement that incorporates both legal and commercial considerations."

Another "very pleased" client describes the team as "professional, diligent and efficient."

Work highlights

Acted as US counsel to OneConnect on its USD312 million IPO of 31.2 million American depositary shares.

Notable practitioners

Freeman Chan offers clients three decades' experience advising on Hong Kong IPOs, with one source simply asserting: "He is one of the smartest lawyers we know." Of late, he has advised a number of clients in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

Zhao Shuang acts for both issuers and underwriters on IPOs as well as secondary offerings. Her clientele includes fintech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as banks and financial institutions.

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Capital Markets (International Firms)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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37th Floor, Hysan Place

500 Hennessy Road

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)


Freeman Chan
Band 3
Shuang Zhao
Band 4