King & Wood Mallesons

Capital Markets (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Enjoys a solid reputation for its work representing a range of clients on straight debt and convertible offerings. Also enjoys a growing reputation for representing Chinese issuers on high-yield work. Additionally the team remains active in major Hong Kong IPOs. Integrated group that is able to provide US, UK, PRC and Hong Kong law advice. Particularly strong reputation on PRC-related matters due to its network of offices there.

Strengths Clients value the team's commitment to their interests, with one noting: "They always ensure their reputation is on the line, they always go the extra mile for their clients. If you have any issue they will resolve it very very quickly. Probably the most motivated counsel in the industry. A lot of issuers, PRC nationals, tell me they like them, and have praise for how they negotiate the packages."

Another client comments: "They're a very high-quality China practice, a credible player. It's beneficial to have them involved as they can always sensibly resolve China-related issues. They're a 10,000 pound gorilla."

Work highlights Advised Triceratops Capital on its EUR500 million offering of credit enhanced bonds.

Represented BOSC International in its USD500 million issuance of credit enhanced bonds.

Notable practitioners

Zhou Hao advises on investment grade and high-yield debt issuances, often providing US counsel to Chinese issuers. One client says: "I would give a lot of credit to him personally for the firm's expanding success in this area. He has a charming personality and a great reputation with banks and issuers. He is very hands on."

Richard Mazzochi is well regarded for his experience advising on complicated debt issuances. A client remarks: "I know him well, he runs their business in Hong Kong. He's a talented lawyer."