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What the team is known for

Maintains its reputation as a stellar ECM practice, handling some of the largest and most complex deals in the market. Respected for advising both Chinese and foreign issuers and bookrunners on IPOs, H-share spin-off listings and block trades. Also skilled on the DCM front, acting for issuers and underwriters on both US dollar and renminbi-denominated offerings. Active on a range of sizeable work under medium-term note programmes, as well as on convertible and green bond issuances. Often active on transactions relating to the transport, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Notable practitioners

Head of Asia finance Andrew Heathcote advises on a range of DCM issuances for Chinese SOEs and private companies. A client remarks that he is "very helpful and responsive."

Guan Bing leads the firm's China DCM practice and is well regarded by Chinese SOEs and corporates for assisting them with debt issuances and raising funds. A client states: "Bing has a great personality and always gives comprehensive and useful responses to our questions, both with regard to live transactions and miscellaneous requests."

Calvin Lai wins much praise from clients for his dual US and Hong Kong IPO expertise, with one describing him as "a truly dual-qualified lawyer, which is a unique quality in this market." Another asserts: "Calvin is particularly strong - he is very senior, hands-on, gives good advice, and manages situations and clients very well."

Grace Huang co-heads the firm's global capital markets group and is a widely respected specialist adviser on all manner of equity capital markets transactions. A client attests to her expertise, noting: "Grace is my favourite partner to go to; she's meticulous, very hands-on and very well respected for getting a clear view of an issue, regardless of which side she's on."

Richard Wang advises Chinese issuers and bookrunners on SEHK listings. A client reports that he is "very solid in terms of technical questions."

Teresa Ko advises on some of the firm's weightiest listings. She draws on a deep well of regulatory expertise, reflected in her position as co-chair of HKEX's Listing Review Committee, with one client asserting: "She is the most senior Hong Kong capital markets lawyer; we can always benefit from her regulatory insights."

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Debt: http://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/what-we-do/services/financing-and-capital-markets/debt-capital-markets/

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Capital Markets (International Firms)

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China

Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)


Andrew Heathcote
Band 2

Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)


Grace Huang
Band 1
Richard Wang
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