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Extensive history and enviable track record acting for issuers and underwriters on a wide range of complex and high-value IPOs and follow-on offerings. Also well respected for its Asia-wide practice on investment-grade debt work, including hybrid products such as convertible and exchangeable bonds. Especially active advising on cross-border listings and global offerings from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China offices. Regularly acts on matters relating to the real estate, life sciences and transport sectors.
A client appreciates the level of senior partner attention, enthusing: "Freshfields is a trustworthy and reliable partner to us, providing consistent service quality. We really appreciate that the senior lawyers are always responsive to our questions and needs and that we can always go straight to them to discuss the deals, knowing that they do follow them closely."
Another client praises the China-based team's resources and strengths of its juniors: "The team is very strong, with well-trained and very thorough associates. Often Hong Kong IPOs can be very tedious, but the team is willing to drive things forward and always ensures there's sufficient manpower."
Advised China International Capital Corporation and Credit Suisse, the joint sponsors, and a syndicate comprising 27 underwriters on the global offering and secondary listing of Alibaba on the SEHK.
Advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and Credit Suisse (Singapore), the joint lead managers and underwriters, on the rights issue of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust.
Advised Anllian Capital on its issue of EUR1 billion guaranteed zero coupon convertible bonds due 2025, guaranteed by ANTA.
Arun Balasubramanian is a key contact in Singapore, as is Stephen Revell. Head of Asia finance Andrew Heathcote is a key contact in Hong Kong, as are Grace Huang and Teresa Ko.
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